St. Vincent and the Grenadines is joining the Global community today, in observing World Hypertension Day.

May 17 is observed each year, to raise awareness and promote hypertension prevention, detection and control.

Vice President of the SVG Diabetic and Hypertension association, Beverly Reddock, who said high blood pressure is the main risk factor to develop cardio vascular diseases –encourages persons to know their numbers.

World Hypertension day is observed under the theme “Know Your Numbers”.

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