Day against Arterial Hypertension in Perico.


Every May 19th, the World Day against Arterial Hypertension is celebrated. For this reason, in Perico municipality, the polyclinic 30 anniversary of Moncada organised activities to commemorate the dat

According to Rayli Carmona Cuesta, municipal health promoter, since the beginning of the month of May, educational talks have been given on radio and television educational talks have been given on the radio base about the risk factors of hypertension.

Adiala Fariñas Delgado, an epidemiologist who deals with chronic non-communicable diseases in the area, said
diseases in the territory, argues: -Today we closed with a mass blood pressure measurement at Bar Alegre, where we detected hypertensive patients who were unaware of the condition. In addition, in conjunction with the municipal STI, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis group, we have an area for rapid HIV testing.

These activities contribute to the national hypertension programme, which is so important due to Cuba’s ageing population.


Written by Regla Yasira de León Reyes.



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