In observation of the hypertension month this May set by the International Hypertension Organization, the IAU College of Medicine in cooperation with the St. Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association (SLDHA). It entails the distribution of water and disseminating educational literature on hypertension with the emphasis on the benefits of drinking water.
The event promotes public awareness of hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer. The campaign hopes to raise awareness about the damage high blood pressure causes, also knowing your blood pressure number can help people avoid stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular conditions. The Water Fair and a Hypertension/Diabetes was held on May 18th, 2018 at the IAU Student Run Free Community Clinic (on campus). World Hypertension Day was first inaugurated in May 2005.