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Addressing social determinants of health at EB152

3 February, 2023

Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The World Heart Federation and its Members applaud the Director-General for his report on Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity. Inequities inflict an uneven burden of NCDs, including cardiovascular disease, on disadvantaged populations. The social determinants of health directly impact the incidence, treatment, and outcome of heart disease. Exposure to […]

Addressing well-being and health promotion at EB152

3 February, 2023

This statement was delivered by the World Heart Federation at the 152nd session of the WHO Executive Board. Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The World Heart Federation and its Members commend the WHO Secretariat for its update on the development of a WHO Framework on Well-Being. We believe that addressing the main NCD and cardiovascular disease […]

Addressing cost-effective interventions for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases

3 February, 2023

Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The World Heart Federation and its Members welcome the draft updated menu of policy options and cost-effective interventions for the prevention and control of NCDs, including cardiovascular disease. We strongly believe that the targets of the Global Action Plan on NCDs as well as Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4 are still […]

Strengthening the rehabilitation in health systems at EB152

3 February, 2023

This statement was delivered by the World Heart Federation at the 152nd session of the WHO Executive Board. Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The World Heart Federation and its Members applaud the WHO Secretariat for its report and leadership in strengthening rehabilitation services for people living with NCDs, cardiovascular disease, and post-COVID conditions. As you are […]

Addressing substandard and falsified medical products at EB152

3 February, 2023

This statement was delivered by the World Heart Federation at the 152nd session of the WHO Executive Board. Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, This statement is supported by the Fight the Fakes Alliance. We applaud the Director-General for his report and welcome the World Health Organization’s recent call to action urging countries to protect children from […]

Addressing the progress towards universal health coverage at EB152

1 February, 2023

This constituency statement is delivered by the World Heart Federation on behalf of the Framework Convention Alliance on Tobacco Control, International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations, International College of Surgeons, International Diabetes Federation, International Society of Nephrology, PATH, World Hypertension League, World Organization of Family Doctors, and the World Stroke Organization at the 152nd WHO Executive Board […]

Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies at EB152

31 January, 2023

The present constituency statement is delivered by the World Heart Federation on behalf of the Framework Convention Alliance on Tobacco Control, International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations, International College of Surgeons, International Diabetes Federation, International Society of Nephrology, PATH, The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, World Hypertension League, and World Stroke Organization at the 152nd WHO […]

WHF Roundtables in Zambia, Bangladesh, Portugal and Senegal

31 January, 2023

WHF has been working closely with WHF Members in Zambia, Bangladesh, Portugal and Senegal to convene Roundtables during the last month. The Zambia Heart and Stroke Foundation brought together key opinion leaders to address the growing use of tobacco in Zambia. Representatives from the Zambia Ministry of Health, multidisciplinary health professionals, and NGOs representing stroke, […]

Emerging Leaders Programme 2023: Applications are now open

30 January, 2023

Applications are now open for the Emerging Leaders Programme 2023, which will focus on digital health across cardiovascular diseases (such as Coronary Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation and Hypertension). Now in its ninth year, the WHF Emerging Leaders Programme provides training and networking opportunities in cardiovascular health policy and implementation research for healthcare practitioners, researchers, and global health […]

WHF New Board begins two-year term

20 January, 2023

The World Heart Federation is delighted to welcome the new WHF Board 2023-24. The Board is composed of Daniel Piñeiro (Argentina) as President, John Kelly (Australia) as Vice President, Fausto Pinto (Portugal) as Past President, Jagat Narula as President-Elect, Amam Mbakwem (Nigeria) as Vice President-Elect, Richard Chazal (USA) as Treasurer, and Stephan Achenbach (Germany), Takashi […]

Six commitments to advance towards the elimination of Chagas disease as a public health problem

20 January, 2023

On September 23, 2022, the members of the Chagas Disease Clinical Research Platform[1] and the Global Chagas Coalition[2], attending the 10th Meeting of the Chagas Platform in Bogotá, Colombia, agreed to this document, which is addressed to governments, organizations, funders, and other actors involved in the fight against Chagas disease. The document sets out priorities […]