Jamaica to observe World Hypertension Day May 17

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Jamaica, on Monday (May 17), will join the rest of the word in observing World Hypertension Day, under the theme ‘Know Your Numbers-It Figures! Control It and Live Longer’.

Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Medical Epidemiologist with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr. Julia Rowe Porter said information will be disseminated throughout the day, on the ways persons can control their blood pressure.

An Instagram live conversation on hypertension will also be held at 7:p.m. with presentations from a noted consultant physician and a healthy lifestyle coach.