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Guidance & Recommendations

The World Heart Federation supports the development of policies that have a positive impact on people’s heart health. Our roadmaps, policy briefs and position papers can be adapted to different contexts and are regularly updated based on the latest available evidence.

CVD Roadmaps

Our Roadmaps are designed and developed by international teams of experts who together identify challenges and offer solutions on specific topics impacting cardiovascular mortality. They can serve as models for regions and countries to develop their own Roadmaps and create or update their national non-communicable disease action plans. They offer a framework to bring together stakeholders with the objective of determining, prioritizing and implementing solutions to reduce premature CVD deaths in any context.

Atrial Fibrillation
Chagas Disease
Cholesterol
CVD in People Living with Diabetes
Heart Failure
Raised Blood Pressure
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Secondary Prevention
Tobacco Control
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Policy Briefs

Our policy briefs present concise summaries of information that can help readers understand and make informed decisions about policies related to cardiovascular disease, associated risk factors and determinants of health. They provide objective summaries of relevant research, outline existing global policies, suggest possible approaches and argue for courses of action that governments should take when creating or considering policies to foster healthy environments in their country or region.

WHF Policy Brief on Front-of-Pack Labelling

Position Papers

Our position papers reflect our policy positions on a wide range of CVD-related issues. They are supported by scientific studies published in recognized journals and have a rigorous review and approval process. These papers generally include a review of data available on a specific subject, an evaluation on its relationship to overall cardiovascular disease science, and WHF recommendations on the basis of that evaluation within the context of global public health policy.

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Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the EURO Region

This is a statement made at the 71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the EURO Region on Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the EURO Region.   Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, We thank you for this opportunity to jointly address the Regional Committee on one of the most critical subjects of our […]

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Hypertension need not be a “silent killer”

In 2019, high blood pressure or hypertension caused more than half the cases of coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure experienced around the world, and more than 10 million deaths. While often causing no overt symptoms, hypertension can damage the function of major organs such as the brain, heart and kidneys, and yet only […]

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Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the South-East Asia Region

This is a statement made at the 74th Session of the WHO Regional Committee of the South-East Asia on Agenda Item 8.5: Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the South-East Asia Region. Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, The World Heart Federation thanks you for this opportunity to address the Regional Committee on one of […]

WHO South-East Asia countries release the sixth annual report on monitoring progress on UHC

This is a statement made at the 74th Session of the WHO Regional Committee of the South-East Asia on Agenda Item 8.2: Annual report on monitoring progress on UHC and health-related SDGs. Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, The World Heart Federation, supported by Southeast Asian Regional NCD Alliance and Healthy India Alliance, welcomes the Committee’s report. […]

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