Celebrated the World Health Day, April 7, 2013: Hypertension is a global public health issue
The World Health Day 2013 celebrated by La Leche League International (LLLI) and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). This year's World Health Day theme addresses how hypertension is a global public health issue. It describes how hypertension contributes to the burden of heart disease, stroke and kidney failure and premature death and disability. The Global brief on hypertension, published on the occasion of World Health Day 2013 by The World Health Organization explains that hypertension is both preventable and treatable and is calling for governments, health workers, civil society, the private sector, families and individuals to join forces to reduce hypertension and its impact.