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New CVD Advocacy Toolkit launches

19 Jan 2017

The World Heart Federation is delighted to launch a new resource for our member community: CVD Advocacy Toolkit: The Road to 2018.


The Toolkit is packed full of information, advocacy resources and practical guidance for all members who wish to engage in the lead-up to the United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs in 2018.

This important meeting, commonly abbreviated to ‘HLM 2018’, will be the third time that heads of state, prime ministers, senior United Nations officials and civil society will meet to tackle NCDs on the global stage.

For the CVD community, the HLM 2018 presents an important opportunity. Through energetic and sustained advocacy, we have the power to ensure that governments and United Nations officials refocus their attention on heart-health, and deliver on their existing commitments (including ’25by25’).

To make the most of this opportunity, we invite all our members to use and explore the Toolkit which contains information including:

• An introduction to the HLM 2018

• Information about the latest global CVD targets

• Practical advice on how to advocate for CVD

• Key CVD advocacy opportunities and insights

• Helpful tools, websites and resources

Next month, the World Heart Federation will host a training Webinar for its members, which will explore how to use the Toolkit in more detail. All WHF members will be invited to attend. In the meantime, please contact [email protected] with any questions or feedback on this resource.