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Addressing social determinants of health at #EB148

22 January, 2021

This is a statement made at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda item 16: Social determinants of health (Document EB148/24)  by the World Heart Federation and NCD Alliance. The World Heart Federation supported by NCD Alliance welcomes the DG’s report on addressing social determinants of health (SDoH). We strongly support the […]

WHF welcomes WHO’s resolution on Oral Health at #EB148

21 January, 2021

This is a statement made at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 6: Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases by the World Heart Federation and members of the Global Coalition.  Honourable chair, distinguished delegates, As Members of the […]

Addressing Diabetes as a Public Health Concern at #EB148

21 January, 2021

This is a statement made at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda item 6: Draft Decision on Addressing Diabetes as a Public Health Concern by the International Diabetes Federation, supported by the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health and the NCD Alliance. Honorable chair, distinguished delegates, This statement is delivered on behalf […]

WHF urges massive worldwide vaccination against COVID-19

20 January, 2021

The World Heart Federation (WHF) joins the global health community in welcoming the roll-out of approved COVID-19 vaccines, a ground-breaking scientific achievement with health and social benefits. Millions of doses of vaccines are being administered in more than 50 countries. WHF regards the vaccine as a critical tool in our fight to ward off the […]

New WHF Strategy 2021-23: Cardiovascular Health for Everyone

19 January, 2021

Cardiovascular health concerns every living person in the world. From hereditary conditions to lifestyle habits, such as smoking, and societal and environmental contexts, such as air pollution and sedentary systems, our hearts are faced with numerous threats. This is why in each country and community there are doctors, nurses, carers, researchers, campaigners and pioneers for […]

World Heart 2020: beating CVD, facing COVID-19

18 December, 2020

Dear Friends, A year like no other is behind us. The entire world – our governments, economies, and societies – has been tested like never before in our lifetimes. Faced with a global threat and many unknowns, we spent the past ten months fighting the virus and protecting the cardiovascular health of people everywhere. We […]

Universal Health Coverage Day: a call to action from the Global Coalition

12 December, 2020

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide. They constitute a significant threat to global development, with 75% of related deaths happening in low- and middle-income countries. In addition to the burden of mortality, the number of people living two or more chronic conditions has increased steadily over the past 20 years, resulting […]

Taking action for women’s cardiovascular health in Colombia

9 December, 2020

Women in communities of African descent are more likely to live in poverty and lack access to health care, as well as to suffer from overweight, obesity and hypertension – all risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD).  Case-in-point is Colombia, where 44 percent of black women find living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including CVD, a […]

Announcing the World Heart Awards 2020 winners

1 December, 2020

WHF is thrilled to announce the winners of the World Heart Awards, which celebrate organizations and individuals who have gone above and beyond in their quest to fight cardiovascular disease and promote heart health around the world. The 2020 winners are: Individual Awards WHF Lifetime Achievement Award Prof Henry Blackburn & Prof Pekka Puska WHF Advocacy […]

Heart Talks: 6 key lessons on the future of the cardiovascular workforce

30 November, 2020

Between 8 October – 19 November 2020, the World Heart Federation challenged public health experts from policymaking, international organizations, academia, and the private sector, as well as health providers working on the frontlines, to Rethink the Future of the Cardiovascular Workforce in the 4-part, pandemic-induced webinars series Heart Talks. What emerged were four through-provoking global […]

Professor Pekka Puska recognized with WHF Lifetime Achievement Award

30 November, 2020

Geneva (30 November 2020) – WHF Past President Prof Pekka Puska has been awarded with the 2020 WHF Lifetime Achievement Award for his remarkable contribution to the mission of the World Heart Federation and for his prominent role in the global battle against chronic and cardiovascular diseases over the entirety of his illustrious career. Prof […]