Dr May Lwin receives research grant award from Singapore Heart Foundation

Associate Professor May O. Lwin secured a grant award of $80,000 from the Singapore Heart Foundation for the research project titled “BP Initiative @ Schools: Assessing the Extended and Longitudinal Effects of Knowledge Sharing and Measurement of Blood Pressure”.

BP Initiative @ Schools is a programme that aims to raise awareness of the importance of blood pressure management among the Singaporean public, with primary school students acting as information intermediaries, against the backdrop of cardiovascular diseases becoming more common in Singapore. Dr Lwin’s study seeks to assess the programme’s efficacy by tracking primary school students’ as well as their family members’ knowledge and attitude toward blood pressure management over the course of a year-long programme. Enhanced blood pressure management awareness can then encourage Singaporeans to assess their blood pressure more regularly, and subsequently decrease the prevalence of hypertension.