Founded in 1977, the Southern African Hypertension Society promotes the common interests of the members of the Society, being persons and organisations concerned with the study and treatment of hypertension. The Society is committed to the maintenance of the highest professional and ethical standards in clinical practice and research and in all its affairs and activities. The Society strongly endorses internationally recognised human rights standards, particularly in medical practice and research as set out in the Declaration of Tokyo, 1975 and the Declaration of Helsinki, 2008. The Society is opposed to all forms of discrimination on the grounds of nationality, race, religion or sex. The Society was registered as a non-profit company in South Africa in 2002.
The SAHS vision is to contribute towards eradicating the ill-effects of high blood pressure in Southern Africa by increasing awareness, education, and research in the field of hypertension.
SAHS is committed to the common interests of the members of the Society, being persons and organisations concerned with the study and treatment of hypertension.
SAHS aims to achieve this mission through collaborations, educational initiatives and other activities that:
- Promotes awareness and education in the management of hypertension, related risk factors and clinical conditions amongst all health professional groups, related disciplines and the public, especially those with hypertension.
- Promote research in hypertension
- Improve the quality of hypertensive care through the implementation and evaluation of national clinical guidelines
- Promote communication between national and international bodies on the management of hypertension