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Indonesian Heart Foundation takes action against tobacco ads targeting schools

1 May, 2023

The Indonesian Heart Foundation successfully implemented the “Sekolah Tanpa Advertising Rokok” (School with No Cigarette Advertisement) – STAR initiative from October 2022 to February 2023 in five cities across Indonesia, with the support of the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation and the World Heart Federation through the World Heart Grants programme. The initiative aimed to educate junior […]

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WHF Roundtable in Ghana: Cardiovascular disease and diabetes on the rise

20 April, 2023

On 30-31 March 2023, WHF, WHF Member SASNET and the Ministry of Health in Ghana joined forces to discuss the urgency of prevention and management of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity during a WHF Roundtable. Attended by a large group of experts and advocates, the Roundtable focused on the country’s shift from managing communicable diseases […]

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World Chagas Disease Day: Time to integrate Chagas disease into primary health care

14 April, 2023

On the occasion of World Chagas Disease Day on 14 April, WHF, a member of the Global Chagas Disease Coalition, wants to support patient associations in their call for better diagnosis and care for Chagas patients at the primary healthcare level. Below is a statement from the International Federation of Associations of People Affected by […]

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Join us at the World Heart Summit

12 April, 2023

Every year, the World Heart Summit brings together an eclectic community of leaders and visionaries from different sectors, driven by their shared commitment to alleviate the impact of cardiovascular disease worldwide. This year, for the first time ever, members of the public are invited to join us in Geneva, Switzerland on 19-21 May. This is your opportunity to […]

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NCD Academy Launches new Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health course

7 April, 2023

  The American College of Cardiology (ACC) today released the latest NCD Academy course, Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health in NCDs, coinciding with World Health Day and the theme Health for All. The NCD Academy is a user-friendly, interactive online platform developed by the ACC in partnership with the NCD Alliance and the […]

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Ways to better health for our one heart

31 March, 2023

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) claims more lives globally than any other disease. However, 80% of premature heart attacks and strokes — responsible for a significant portion of the deaths and disabilities due to CVD — can be prevented. The causes and symptoms of CVD are multifaceted, and access to care remains variable. Four avenues of heart […]

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Tracing the steps to better cardiovascular health

31 March, 2023

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) can strike anyone, manifest in different ways and have varying causes. High cholesterol, tobacco, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol are factors that can compromise cardiovascular health. Additionally, air pollution is a growing risk that complicates cardiovascular conditions. Working towards better cardiovascular health As for all diseases, habits and genetics play […]

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Announcing the World Heart Awards 2023 winners

27 March, 2023

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 2023 winners are: INDIVIDUAL AWARDS WHF Lifetime Achievement Award Eugene Braunwald  WHF Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cardiovascular Health Gene […]

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Connecting hearts at ACC.23/WCC in New Orleans

17 March, 2023

ACC.23 together with the World Congress of Cardiology brought together 17,000 healthcare professionals, researchers and health advocates from around the world, both in person and virtually. From 4-6 March, participants engaged in discussions, discovered and revealed cutting-edge research, and established connections: a true testament to the power of global collaboration. We would like to thank […]

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Don’t miss these key sessions at ACC.23/WCC!

16 February, 2023

  The Final Programme for ACC.23 together with the World Congress of Cardiology is now available online! Build your own programme and create your unique congress experience on the congress website, and don’t forget you can still register to attend either in-person or virtually!   KEY SESSIONS TO ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR   SATURDAY, 4 […]

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Championing cardiovascular health for everyone at EB152

10 February, 2023

The World Heart Federation (WHF) proudly represented the global cardiovascular community at the 152nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board from 30 January to 07 February in Geneva.  Led by Diana Vaca McGhie, Chair of its Advocacy Committee, the WHF delegation delivered two constituency statements on Preparedness for and Response to Health […]