Omron Healthcare Reaches 100 Million Blood Pressure Monitor Units Sold



    KYOTO, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd. announced on August 28
a new sales milestone for blood pressure monitors: 100 million units sold
worldwide. The first Omron digital blood pressure monitor was launched in 1973
and since then, Omron Healthcare has introduced more than 100 models used in
more than 100 countries around the world.
    "We would like to thank all customers, business partners and medical
professionals who supported our healthcare business," says Yoshihito Yamada,
CEO of Omron Healthcare. "I am pleased that Omron blood pressure monitors are
being used by so many people around the world to support their daily health
management. Taking this milestone as a new start, we will continue to provide
products with proven accuracy and services to help individuals achieve a
healthy and comfortable life."
    Based on its corporate mission "Health for all," Omron Healthcare remains
committed to bringing consumers high-quality, easy-to-use products with
doctor's office accuracy into the home. Along with offering a wide range of
devices, Omron Healthcare is also devoted to promoting the importance of blood
pressure monitoring at home to better help prevent and manage hypertension and
other lifestyle-related diseases.
    To commemorate this new milestone, Omron Healthcare will donate a part of
the blood pressure monitor sales to the Japan Committee for UNICEF to support
the health project in Namibia, where many children have no access to the
healthcare services. This fund-raising initiative will help UNICEF train
health extension workers on child-caring practices and newborn care. And it
will also help hold Child Health Days to provide vaccines, vitamin A
supplementation, and insecticide-treated mosquito nets, as well as growth
monitoring and promotion in children under age 5, and care of pregnant mothers
and hygiene promotion. The project aims to cover more than 45,000 children
under age 5 and 14,000 pregnant and lactating mothers.
    In addition, Omron Healthcare will conduct many local campaigns to
celebrate the achievement of 100 million units sold worldwide. For more
information, visit www.healthcare.omron.co.jp/bpm/english (accessible from
September 1) to find out more about the history and technology of Omron blood
pressure monitors along with fun facts and trivia about blood pressure.





For further information:

For further information: Kazuko Kuriyama, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.,
Tel: +81-75-322-9309, E-mail: pr_ohq@omron.co.jp

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