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Discussing strategies for reducing maternal and child mortality at EB154

26 January, 2024

This is a statement delivered by the World Heart Federation at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB154) on Agenda Item 12: Acceleration towards the Sustainable Development Goal targets for maternal health and child mortality.   We thank the WHO for the report, highlighting gaps to achieving SDG targets for reducing maternal and child mortality.  Cardiovascular disease is […]

Addressing WHO’s work in health emergencies at EB154

25 January, 2024

This is a statement made at EB154 on Agenda Item 14. WHO’s work in health emergencies. Distinguished delegates, We welcome the reports summarizing WHO’s work in health emergencies and efforts to strengthen global governance of health emergency preparedness and response by seeking complementarity between the parallel processes of the Working Group on Amendments to the […]

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Discussing Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases at EB154

25 January, 2024

This is a statement made by the World Heart Federation at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB154) on Agenda Item 7: Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. We welcome the Secretariat report and note with deep concern that progress […]

Exploring strategies for achieving Universal Health Coverage at EB154

25 January, 2024

This is a statement made at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB154) on Agenda Item 6 by the World Heart Federation on behalf of the Global Alliance for Tobacco Control, International Diabetes Federation, International Society of Nephrology, World Hypertension League, and World Stroke Organization.  While we welcome the WHO and Member States’ recommitment to achieving UHC […]

Discussing WHO’s 14th General Programme of Work at EB154

22 January, 2024

This is a statement made at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB154) on Agenda Item 24.3 coordinated by NCD Alliance and supported by the World Heart Federation and other global health organizations. Distinguished delegates, We welcome the draft GPW14 outline, including the proposed strategic objectives and associated outcomes addressing contextual challenges of the climate crisis, […]

Implementing the WHF Roadmap for Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

22 January, 2024

“Through my secondary prevention programme, I have discovered the power of self-care and prioritising my health.” Such valuable patient testimony reflects the crucial need for access to follow-up treatment after a cardiac event such as a heart attack or stroke. The “know-how” exists. Every year, 20.5 million people die from cardiovascular disease (CVD), close to […]

New WHF Strategy 2024-2026: Cardiovascular Health For Everyone

18 January, 2024

The new WHF Strategy 2024-2026 outlines our vision, mission, and strategic objectives to make cardiovascular health a reality for everyone. In keeping with our mission to connect and lead the CVD community, establish science-based policy, and catalyse exchange of knowledge, these goals include serving as the trusted authority on cardiovascular health, fostering action for health […]

WHF Welcomes COP28 Agreements

15 December, 2023

This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – more commonly known as COP – was perhaps the largest-ever meeting convened to address the ongoing challenges of climate change. It was a landmark year for the global health community, and despite some shortcomings in the final texts of […]

Cardiovascular health and Universal Health Coverage: Towards a healthier, more equitable world

12 December, 2023

Despite major reductions, cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the world’s number one killer, representing over one-third of all causes of mortality globally. Eighty percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where the mortality burden is predicted to rise even further. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day serves as an annual reminder […]

Use ❤️ to Season with Sense: Chicken Caesar Salad

11 December, 2023

A healthy diet is key to preventing cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, such as diabetes and obesity. The World Heart Federation and LoSalt are releasing a series of healthy recipes ahead of the holiday season, encouraging everyone to Use ❤️ to Season with Sense.    Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 7-8 minutes Serves: 4   […]

The EU must vote to create a health plan that tackles the biggest killer

8 December, 2023

Strasbourg, 8 December 2023 – Members of Parliament (MEPs) at 2023’s ending plenary session, 11-14 December, are being urged to prioritise health and help defeat the continent’s most pervasive health threat: cardiovascular disease (CVD). Leading the call is a grouping of 18 partners making up the European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health (EACH). They emphasise an […]