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Renewing Our Commitment to the Global Call to Action on Familial Hypercholesterolemia

24 September, 2022

Familial Hypercholesterolemia or FH is a genetic disorder that causes high levels of cholesterol from birth. The condition affects 1 in 311 people or approximately 25 million of individuals worldwide. Untreated, lifelong exposure to elevated concentrations of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol leads to premature heart disease and deaths.  In 1998, the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

Going the extra mile to make hearts better

21 September, 2022

In the run-up to World Heart Day, Heart Hero Dr Maria Rosa Costanzo lets us in on a life and career dedicated to those battling heart disease. A cardiologist in Illinois, Dr Costanzo has accompanied patients on their journey all the way to heart transplants, evaluated organ donors, and continues to provide care that spans […]

Patients’ voices, not only their hearts, must be heard

15 September, 2022

For the past three decades, Neil Johnson has been working with patients who live with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Empowering this global community to participate in their care drives him to help patients’ advocate for their health, and to connect patient organisations and caregivers. It is a crucial filler of the current “implementation gap” so that […]

WHF joins WHO and 200 other health organizations to call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

14 September, 2022

The international scientific consensus is clear: to protect the health and lives of present and future generations we need a rapid, equitable phase-out of fossil fuels globally, so as not to exceed 1.5ºC of warming. The World Heart Federation joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health professionals and organizations to call on governments […]

Addressing the European Framework for Action on Alcohol 2022-25

14 September, 2022

This is a statement made at the 72nd Session of the World Health Organization RCM for the EURO Region. We welcome the European framework for action on alcohol 2022–2025. We endorse the evidence-based language of the Framework. We support the six areas for priority action. They provide a concrete focus on the most cost-effective alcohol […]

Addressing digital transformation in the EURO Region

14 September, 2022

This is a statement made at the 72nd Session of the World Health Organization RCM for the EURO Region. Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, We thank you for this opportunity to jointly address the Regional Committee on one of the most important and innovative subjects of our times. WHO-Europe has recognised the value that digital health […]

Honouring Dr Jeremiah Stamler, father of preventive cardiology

12 September, 2022

Well renowned Cardiovascular researcher Professor Jeremiah Stamler, affectionately known as Jerry, passed away at the age of 102 earlier this year. He was one of the founders of the Ten Day epidemiology teaching seminar, created in 1968 with support from the International Society and Federation of Cardiology (now the World Heart Federation) Council on Epidemiology […]

Monitoring progress on UHC and health-related SDGs in the WHO South-East Asia Region

7 September, 2022

This is a statement made at the 75th Session of the World Health Organization RCM for the SEARO Region. Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, The World Heart Federation, supported by South East Asia Regional NCD Alliance (SEAR NCDA), Healthy India Alliance (HIA) and NCD Alliance (NCDA), welcome the Committee’s report. We commend its recognition of strong […]

WHO Global Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change 2020−2030 in the South-East Asia Region

7 September, 2022

This is a statement made at the 75th Session of the World Health Organization RCM for the SEARO Region.   Honourable Chair, Distinguished delegates, The World Heart Federation, South East Asia Regional NCD Alliance, Healthy India Alliance (India NCD Alliance) and the NCD Alliance, welcome the progress report on the regional plan of action for […]

Monitoring progress and acceleration plan for NCDs in the WHO South-East Asia Region

7 September, 2022

This is a statement made at the 75th Session of the World Health Organization RCM for the SEARO Region. Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement by the World Heart Federation, South East Asia Regional NCD Alliance, Healthy India Alliance (India NCD Alliance) and the NCD Alliance. We welcome […]

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

7 September, 2022

This is a statement made at the 75th Session of the World Health Organization RCM for the SEARO Region. Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, The World Heart Federation, supported by South East Asia Regional NCD Alliance, Healthy India Alliance and NCD Alliance, thank you for this opportunity to address the Regional Committee on one of the […]