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2024 Emerging Leaders cohort announced

11 June, 2024

The 2024 Emerging Leaders cohort, which includes candidates from 21 countries across 5 continents, has been announced The World Heart Federation created the WHF Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme 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, designed by […]

Advocating for Heart Health at WHA77

10 June, 2024

The World Heart Federation (WHF) proudly represented the global cardiovascular community at the Seventy-Seventh World Health Assembly, which successfully concluded on 1 June 2024.    WHF played a key role in leading two constituency statements on Universal Health Coverage and Climate Change and Health, calling on Member States to:   Expand coverage of essential health services for […]

Promoting Health at #WHA77: Combating Physical Inactivity for Global Well-being

3 June, 2024

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77 World Health Assembly on Agenda item 15.3 We thank WHO and commend the report’s focus on building healthy ecosystems for healthy people. Physical inactivity is one of the most significant risk factors across NCDs. It increases relative risk of […]

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#WHA77: Strengthening Cardiovascular Care for Maternal Health

3 June, 2024

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77 World Health Assembly on Agenda item 11.7 We thank the WHO for the report, highlighting gaps to achieving SDG targets for reducing maternal and child mortality. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of maternal death. Detection and multidisciplinary care […]

Advancing Global Health and Climate Action at #WHA77: A Unified Call for Urgent Measures

3 June, 2024

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77 World Health Assembly on Agenda item 15.4 This statement is made by the World Heart Federation on behalf of the Global Alliance for Tobacco Control, International College of Surgeons, International Diabetes Federation, International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science, International […]

Protecting Hearts, Safeguarding Futures

31 May, 2024

The World Heart Federation is excited to celebrate World No Tobacco Day with the global cardiovascular health and tobacco control communities. Tobacco remains a significant, yet preventable, risk factor for cardiovascular disease, accounting for approximately 17% of all cardiovascular disease deaths. WHF believes that everyone everywhere – from childhood through adolescence and adulthood – has […]

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WHF LEADS CONSTITUENCY STATEMENT ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE AT #WHA77

29 May, 2024

This statement is made by the World Heart Federation on behalf of the Global Alliance for Tobacco Control, International College of Surgeons, International Diabetes Federation, International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science, International Society of Nephrology, International Society for Quality in Health Care, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, NCD Alliance, World Hypertension League, and World […]

Examining Progress on the Political Declaration for Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention at #wha77

29 May, 2024

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77th World Health Assembly on Agenda item 11.2  Distinguished delegates, We welcome the update but acknowledge the world is off track to meet the targets for NCDs and mental health conditions, and many promises made at the last HLM in […]

Discussing the potential WHO pandemic treaty at #wha77

28 May, 2024

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77 World Health Assembly on Agenda item 13.4  Distinguished delegates, We welcome the report summarizing WHO’s work to strengthen global governance of health emergency preparedness through the parallel processes of the Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations […]

Discussing the general programme of work of WHO at #wha77

28 May, 2024

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77 World Health Assembly on Agenda item 17  Distinguished delegates, We welcome the progress made in refining the draft GPW 14, particularly the inclusion of additional outcome indicators for strengthening health systems for UHC; tackling health determinants and risk factors […]

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CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: WORLD HEART FEDERATION ANNOUNCES 2024 AWARD WINNERS

26 May, 2024

On Saturday, May 25, 2024, the World Heart Federation recognized exceptional contributions to cardiovascular health at the World Heart Awards during the Gala Dinner of the World Heart Summit. These prestigious awards honor individuals and organizations that have made exceptional contributions to the fight against cardiovascular disease and the promotion of heart health worldwide. The […]