MOH – Gaza launches World Blood Pressure Awareness Day activities

The Ministry of Health launched the activities of World Blood Pressure Awareness Day, holding the slogan “Check your pressure… for better health”, participated by several civil health partners.

The deputy assistant at the Ministry of Health, Dr Abdul Latif Al-Hajj, stressed in his speech that the ministry seeks, in cooperation with the national civil institutions of health partners and the health service providers in the strip, to shed light on the silent killer complications, which is the main cause of many health problems that cause disabilities and various diseases.

Dr Al-Hajj explained that the campaign aims at early detection of disease, prevention and reduction, pointing to several activities related to health, and programs implemented in cooperation with health partner institutions.

Dr Al-Hajj appealed to international institutions to increase support for the health sector to overcome the ongoing shortage of medicine in the besieged strip.