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Advocating for a tobacco-free world at COP10

19 February, 2024

The World Heart Federation (WHF) proudly represented the global cardiovascular community at the Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), held from 05 to 10 February 2024 in Panama City, Panama. Representatives from 142 Parties gathered to tackle a range of issues, from progress on […]

Addressing novel and emerging tobacco products at COP10

19 February, 2024

This is a statement delivered by the World Heart Federation at the 10th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC in Panama. Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The World Heart Federation welcomes the latest reports on newer tobacco and nicotine products. For decades, the tobacco industry has perpetuated the myth that nicotine […]

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Addressing global progress in implementation of the WHO FCTC at COP10

12 February, 2024

This is a statement delivered by the World Heart Federation at the 10th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC in Panama. Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The World Heart Federation applauds the Parties for the progress made since 2021. Nevertheless, we note with concern that interference from the tobacco industry remains […]

WHF at the 154th WHO Executive Board

31 January, 2024

The World Heart Federation was an active presence throughout the 154th Executive Board (EB154) of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland from 22-27 January 2024. Advocacy Committee Chair Trevor Shilton and the members of the Policy and Advocacy Team participated throughout the week; in addition to meeting with numerous country delegations and fellow advocates […]

Emerging Leaders Programme 2024: Applications are now open

30 January, 2024

Applications are now open for the Emerging Leaders Programme 2024, which will focus on fixed-dose combination therapies for cardiovascular disease. Now in its tenth 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 advocates, while focusing on a different […]

WHF launches WHF WIKICARDIO Virtual Assistant

30 January, 2024

As part of our mission to share reliable and validated knowledge, the World Heart Federation is pleased to launch the WHF WIKICARDIO Virtual Assistant, which provides comprehensive information on cardiovascular health topics. Now live and accessible via webchat at our website, the Virtual Assistant integrates a robust knowledgebase, combining valuable information from the WHF website […]

New WHF Policy Brief: Navigating the crossroads of tobacco use, cardiovascular disease and the COVID-19 pandemic

29 January, 2024

The unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have significant and lasting impact on society. Even today, COVID-19 continues to pose a serious health threat that can lead to severe complications and deaths. In particular, people living with cardiovascular disease are more susceptible to severe COVID-19 illness and experience worse outcomes due to its […]

Discussing climate change, pollution and health at EB154

27 January, 2024

This is a statement delivered by the World Heart Federation at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB145) on Agenda Item 22: Climate change, pollution and health. We applaud Member States for addressing climate change and urge this body to take decisive action through a strong, comprehensive resolution.  Climate change has a wide range of impacts […]

Addressing Well-Being and Health Promotion at EB154

27 January, 2024

This is a statement delivered by the World Heart Federation at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB145) on Agenda Item 21: Well-Being and Health Promotion. We thank WHO for the report and commend the focus on building healthy ecosystems for healthy people.  Physical inactivity is one of the most significant risk factors across NCDs. It […]

Addressing Social Determinants of Health at EB154

27 January, 2024

This is a statement delivered by the World Heart Federation at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB145) on Agenda Item 19: Social Determinants of Health. Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates,  The World Heart Federation and its Members welcome the report from the Director-General. However, we note with concern that progress in implementing the recommendations of the […]

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Discussing engagement with non-State actors at EB154

26 January, 2024

This is a statement delivered at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB154) on Agenda Item 25.4: Engagement with non-State actors We welcome WHO’s efforts to expand its collaboration with non-State actors, particularly with civil society organizations, at all three levels of the Organization and the time dedicated by WHO staff to support the delivery of […]