Finnish Brain Association

Finland – The lauch of blood pressure campaign
October 26th will be the proper launching day for blood pressure campaign all around Finland to draw public attention to the harmful influence of high blood pressure on brain health. The campaign is a part of One Life, which joins forces with the Finnish Brain Association, the Finnish Diabetes Association and the Finnish Heart Association to promote vascular health.

During the campaign Finns are welcomed to measure their blood pressure and ask questions in about 120 free pop-up measurement points from October 26th to 30th. The first pop-up point was in the Finnish Parliament, where blood pressure of Members of Parliament was measured.

The campaign is publicized in addition to Associations´s websites also in radio, social media and Helsinki tram.

Blood pressure is the head issue – a public lecture at 6-8 pm on October 28th in Helsinki Congress Paasitorni (Paasivuorenkatu 5 A, Helsinki) with one of pop-up measurement points.

AVH-päivät, Stroke day 2015 – a two-day conference for all health professionals on the treatment and rehabilitation of stroke. October 28-29th, 2015, Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Helsinki.

In Finland, stroke in women was in focus during Stroke day 2014. This year, there will be a special issue on stroke in women in the Stroke-magazine (AVH-lehti), a quarterly special issue of Finnish Brain Association. Brochure “Woman and stroke” has been distributed in health events during the whole year.

Contacts: Finnish Brain Association, paivi.seppa-lassila@aivoliitto.fi, tel. +358 40 715 5198 or Risto Roine, risto.roine@tyks.fi; Finnish Stroke Society, Tiina Sairanen, tiina4.sairanen@hus.fi.
Campaign website: www.korvaamatonkovalevy.fi


Contact Details

Finnish Brain Associatio
Ms Päivi Seppä-Lassila
Nationwide, Finland
Work Phone: +358407155198
Email Address: paivi.seppa-lassila@aivoliitto.fi


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