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Emerging Leaders Programme

Shaping the Future of Cardiovascular Health

The WHF Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme was created to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease globally. The Programme, developed by Dr Salim Yusuf in 2014, provides training and networking opportunities in cardiovascular health policy and implementation science for healthcare practitioners, researchers, and global health advocates.

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Join our growing global community of CVD experts and advocates

Become an Emerging Leader

“Reasons to apply to join the Emerging Leaders Programme? Fantastic peers, mentors and networks. Reasons not to? None. Join a growing community of early-career professionals focused on global approaches to CVD prevention.”

Dr Amitava Banerjee, Senior Programme Adviser & Emerging Leader 2014

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The WHF Emerging Leaders Programme: A perspective of two Iraqi Emerging Leaders

Zainab A. Dakhil and Israa F. Yaseen For us, as health care professionals from an emerging country, one of the greatest barriers facing our suggested projects and ideas is the unheard voice that frequently returns as echo. However, we finally found a huge opportunity in the WHF Emerging Leaders Program. This program offered us the […]

WHF Emerging Leader to lead new Institute for Public Health and Wellbeing at University of Essex

Global health expert and WHF Emerging Leader Professor Mariachiara Di Cesare has been appointed Founding Director of the new Institute for Public Health and Wellbeing at the University of Essex. Prof Di Cesare has interdisciplinary work experience in both academia and international organisations. Her research in population health uses and integrates concepts, data and methods […]

Insulin Imports Are Not Meeting Countries’ Needs

Author: Jillian McKoy, senior writer and editor at the Boston University School of Public Health The discovery of insulin in 1921 was one of the most important breakthroughs in diabetes treatment, but 100 years later, the life-saving medicine is still inaccessible in many parts of the world due to limited production and continued high costs. […]

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WHF announces 2020 Emerging Leaders cohort

The 2020 Emerging Leaders cohort, which includes candidates from 17 countries across 5 continents, has been announced. The WHF Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme was created by the World Heart Federation to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease globally. The Programme, […]

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