The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) joined the international pulmonary hypertension (PH) community May 5 to celebrate World PH Day.

This year, PHA launched a new social media campaign, “Pulmonary Hypertension Has No Borders.” The campaign showed how PH is a global disease and can affect anyone despite age, sex, race, social or ethnic background.

Many World PH Day festivities were virtual, as they were in 2021 and 2020.

Online, members of the international community shared stories of their PH journeys, including symptoms, questions and helpful information. They also shared photos of patients, families, caregivers and health care professionals. The #WorldPHDay2022 hashtag received more than 300 mentions on social media. PHA’s social media posts on World PH Day reached more than 90,000 people.

As part of the in-person World PH Day celebrations, PHA President and CEO Matt Granato participated in PHA Europe’s call-to-action meeting on “Unmet Needs to Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension-22.” The meeting at the European Parliament was the flagship event of the MEP Lung Health interest group.

Interested in seeing how others participated throughout the world? Check out tweets from various global health and PH organizations:

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

PHA Canada

PHA Europe

Pulmonary Hypertension India

European Lung Foundation

PHA UK