It was with reluctance and sadness that the International Society of Hypertension cancelled the May Measurement Month (2020) citing the global impact of COVID-19 pandemic. With COVID-19 affecting nearly all countries across the world, the health workers were stretched to the limits, and it was understandably not possible to go ahead with the MMM event in 2020. Moreover, due to the risks posed by COVID-19 pandemic, it was warranted that the screening be postponed avoiding exposure to Coronavirus.

With the year 2021 almost coming to an end and the rate of infections from COVID-19 slowing down, it has proved feasible to continue with May Measurement Month. May Measurement Month (MMM) is the global campaign run by the International Society of Hypertension to raise awareness of the need for people to get their blood pressure checked. This year’s theme is, “Roll Your Sleeves Up and Save a Life. Your Own!” With this theme, everyone is made to understand that having their blood pressure checked makes them aware of their health status thereby taking control of their health.

I am glad to once again be among the volunteers worldwide who are participating in this noble initiative. It is my pleasure to lead my team at Stowelink in rallying people to have their blood pressure checked so that they can take control of their health and improve their health outcomes. With two weeks remaining to the end of this year’s May Measurement Month event, I am convinced that we will reach as many people as possible. The global target is over 1 million people.

To have your blood pressure checked, visit our tent every Sunday of the Month of November at Githurai Youth Empowerment Center, Githurai 44, Nairobi Kenya.

Published by Oduor Kevin

ODUOR KEVIN is a Public Health Specialist with considerable experience in the health care industry. He has worked in various organizations, leading projects and programs aimed at improving the health outcomes of people living with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the general population. Oduor Kevin is currently the Chief Programs Officer at Stowelink Inc, a youth-led organization with a single most focus on addressing the burden of NCDs. Oduor’s experience in project management is attributed to his work at Population Services Kenya (PSK) where he served as a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Kitu Ni Kukachora project. Further, in 2019, Oduor Kevin was appointed as Kenyatta University Campus Director by Millenium Campus Network (MCN) to supervise and lead Millennium Fellows in their Social Impact projects. During this assignment, he successfully supervised the fellows and delivered them for graduation under the banner of Millennium Fellowship.

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