Every year on May 5, pulmonary hypertension organizations and groups around the world participate in World Pulmonary Hypertension Day (WPHD) activities to raise awareness of the condition and celebrate the lives of people living with it.
In 2012, a program and a scientific symposium were held in Madrid, Spain as the first World Pulmonary Hypertension Day celebration. The day was officially endorsed by 22 patient associations, 10 rare and affiliated disease organizations and eight scientific societies. May 5 was originally chosen as World PH Day because it is the anniversary of the first child’s death in Spain from pulmonary hypertension as a result of toxic rapeseed oil more than 30 years ago.
Read more about World Pulmonary Hypertension on the dedicated website at this link