The Heart & Stroke Foundation Barbados
measures the blood pressure of
The Governor General during MM18
Lise Woodward | 19 JUN 2018
Photography credit: maymeasure.com, C.Pitt/BGIS
“In Barbados, in adults over the age of 65, more than 50% of this age group may have hypertension and, similar to international statistics, more than half of that number don’t know that they have it” (Dr Kenneth Connell, May 17th 2108, Government House, Barbados). May Measurement Month is therefore seen as a highly important initiative to raise awareness among Barbadians of the dangers of high blood pressure. Mrs Fiona Anthony, CEO of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), spoke to us about their experience of MMM in Barbados.
BDF medic Lance Corporal Pierce MMM 18 Monitoring Site at Scotia Bank
At the University of the West Indies, Dr Kenneth Connell, Principal Investigator for MMM18 can be seen on the right hand-side of the table providing advice to a participant.
Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, prepares to have her blood pressure checked by Lance Corporal Dadrian Brathwaite, while President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados, Dr. Kenneth Connell, looks on.
The initiative received extensive media coverage around the project particularly focused on World Hypertension Day when the monitoring site was held at Government House, home of the Governor General of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason.