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"6 months ago, WHO launched the Solidarity Trial to evaluate the effectiveness of 4 drugs for the #COVID19 treatment.
The Solidarity Trial is the 🌍’s largest randomized controlled trial of COVID-19 therapeutics, involving almost 13K patients in 500 🏥 in 30 countries"-@DrTedros
"In June, we announced that we were discontinuing the hydroxychloroquine arm of the study, and in July we announced that we would no longer enrol patients to receive the combination of lopinavir and ritonavir"-
@DrTedros #COVID19
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"Today has a personal resonance for me, because I am one of the 1.1 billion people globally living with #hypertension.

I have access to good medical care. But many others who live with hypertension are not as lucky as me"-@DrTedros #WorldHypertensionDay
"#Hypertension is one of the world’s silent killers.

But it does not have to be. It is within our reach to prevent, diagnose and treat"-@DrTedros #WorldHypertensionDay

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Today is #WorldHypertensionDay.

Hypertension - or elevated blood pressure - is a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risks of ❤, 🧠, kidney & other diseases.

It is a major cause of premature death worldwide. 👉
This is how you can prevent high blood pressure:

❗️Reduce 🧂 to less than 5g/day
❗️Avoid saturated fats & trans fats 🍔
❗️Avoid 🚬
❗️Reduce 🍷
❕Eat 🍎 and 🥦 regularly
❕Be active 🧘‍♀️🏊‍

People with cardiovascular disease or diabetes, as well as those with #hypertension and obesity, are at increased risk of severe disease and death from #COVID19.

Learn how to check your blood pressure today!
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World Hypertension Day

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is a leading cause of death among pregnant women.

I share 3 scenarios

A heavily pregnant woman brought in convulsing, restrained by her family members. Luckily she & baby survived.

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A woman who had just had vaginal delivery 3 days prior, BP was uncontrollable , her vision went from being blurry to blindness.

A pregnant woman brought in unconscious with her baby gone inside who needed ICU care but there was no space or funds.
She passed away.
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Hypertension in pregnancy can happen in pregnancy, labour and afterwards.
It can manifest as stroke, kidney failure, liver failure, death Etc

Every body especially pregnant wome must check their BP regularly

When was the last time you checked your BP?
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