The Mexico Declaration for Circulatory Health, the first ever global declaration on heart health, has today been made. The declaration is the culmination of the Global Summit on Circulatory Health and Shared Challenges of “25by25” which took place on the opening day of the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016.
The declaration is recognition that, unless health professionals, governments, businesses and the public find a common voice that paves the way for much-needed action now, the number of premature deaths as a result of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) will keep increasing.
Professor David Wood, President-Elect at the World Heart Federation, said: “The Mexico Declaration is an important milestone in the ongoing efforts to tackle what are largely preventable diseases. Cardiovascular diseases continue to place a huge burden on society, not just financially but also in terms of the role they play in maintaining inequalities, particularly in low to middle income countries.”