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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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World Heart Federation calls for strict regulation of e-cigarettes and greater oversight of the industry’s marketing and sales strategies

GENEVA (18 October 2021) – In a new policy brief, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is calling on governments to implement strict regulations on e-cigarettes in a determined effort to stop the e-cigarette epidemic in its tracks. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, have become an increasingly popular alternative to conventional cigarettes, particularly among young […]

Tobacco

Addressing diabetes as a public health challenge in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

This is a statement made at the 68th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean on Addressing diabetes as a public health challenge in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.   Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The World Heart Federation applauds the WHO for its leadership in addressing diabetes worldwide and welcomes the adoption of […]

Diabetes

Accelerating Health Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

This is a statement made at the 68th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean on Accelerating Health Emergency Preparedness and Response in the EMRO Region.    Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The World Heart Federation welcomes the opportunity to address the Regional Committee on one of the most critical subjects of our time. […]

COVID-19

Global Coalition for Circulatory Health calls for major investment in circulatory health to help prevent the next pandemic

In a new Position Paper, Preventing the Next Pandemic: The Case for Investing in Circulatory Health, the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health is calling for increased investment in circulatory health in order to prepare for, or even prevent, the next pandemic. This past year has united us in facing a truly global challenge, but it […]

COVID-19

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