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Emerging Leaders Programme 2024: Applications are now open

30 January, 2024

Applications are now open for the Emerging Leaders Programme 2024, which will focus on fixed-dose combination therapies for cardiovascular disease. Now in its tenth year, the WHF Emerging Leaders Programme provides training and networking opportunities in cardiovascular health policy and implementation research for healthcare practitioners, researchers, and global health advocates, while focusing on a different […]

WHF launches WHF WIKICARDIO Virtual Assistant

30 January, 2024

As part of our mission to share reliable and validated knowledge, the World Heart Federation is pleased to launch the WHF WIKICARDIO Virtual Assistant, which provides comprehensive information on cardiovascular health topics. Now live and accessible via webchat at our website, the Virtual Assistant integrates a robust knowledgebase, combining valuable information from the WHF website […]

New WHF Policy Brief: Navigating the crossroads of tobacco use, cardiovascular disease and the COVID-19 pandemic

29 January, 2024

The unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have significant and lasting impact on society. Even today, COVID-19 continues to pose a serious health threat that can lead to severe complications and deaths. In particular, people living with cardiovascular disease are more susceptible to severe COVID-19 illness and experience worse outcomes due to its […]

Discussing climate change, pollution and health at EB154

27 January, 2024

This is a statement delivered by the World Heart Federation at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB145) on Agenda Item 22: Climate change, pollution and health. We applaud Member States for addressing climate change and urge this body to take decisive action through a strong, comprehensive resolution.  Climate change has a wide range of impacts […]

Addressing Well-Being and Health Promotion at EB154

27 January, 2024

This is a statement delivered by the World Heart Federation at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB145) on Agenda Item 21: Well-Being and Health Promotion. We thank WHO for the report and commend the focus on building healthy ecosystems for healthy people.  Physical inactivity is one of the most significant risk factors across NCDs. It […]

Addressing Social Determinants of Health at EB154

27 January, 2024

This is a statement delivered by the World Heart Federation at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB145) on Agenda Item 19: Social Determinants of Health. Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates,  The World Heart Federation and its Members welcome the report from the Director-General. However, we note with concern that progress in implementing the recommendations of the […]

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Discussing engagement with non-State actors at EB154

26 January, 2024

This is a statement delivered at the WHO Executive Board Meeting (EB154) on Agenda Item 25.4: Engagement with non-State actors We welcome WHO’s efforts to expand its collaboration with non-State actors, particularly with civil society organizations, at all three levels of the Organization and the time dedicated by WHO staff to support the delivery of […]

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 […]