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World Heart Grants 2021: Your Support Charity Foundation

28 February, 2022

For World Heart Day, the Your Support Charity Foundation went above and beyond to raise awareness about cardiovascular health. Their awareness campaign reached more than 150,000 people in Kyiv, setting a precedent for the celebration of World Heart Day in Ukraine. The campaign focused on raising awareness about cardiovascular health in children and was made […]

Announcing the World Heart Awards 2021 winners

25 February, 2022

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 2021 winners are: INDIVIDUAL AWARDS WHF Lifetime Achievement Award Prof Salim Yusuf & Dr Nanette Kass Wenger WHF […]

Call for Science: CBC together with WCC 2022

22 February, 2022

  Share your research on a global stage Abstract submission is now open for the 77th Brazilian Congress of Cardiology together with the World Congress of Cardiology. With more than 10,000 people expected to attend, don’t miss this opportunity to present your research to the global cardiology community, receive international recognition, and share your work with experts from […]

World Heart Federation supports call from the global respiratory community

3 February, 2022

The World Heart Federation (WHF) officially endorses the joint statement issued by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies on the implications of Philip Morris International’s acquisition of Vectura Group plc. The tobacco industry has a long history of systematic and deliberate interference in health and regulatory policies, prioritizing profits over human lives. On that account, […]

WHF Emerging Leaders Programme 2022: Applications Open

1 February, 2022

Applications are now open for the 2022 Emerging Leaders Programme – led by Senior Programme Adviser Dr Amitava Banerjee –, which will mark the eighth year of the programme and will focus on CVD and infectious diseases (e.g., COVID-19, Influenza, Chagas Disease, and Rheumatic Heart Disease). Developed by WHF Past President Professor Salim Yusuf in 2014, the […]

The powerhouse potential for health through the World Heart Observatory

1 February, 2022

The World Heart Federation (WHF) drives heart health globally, committed to improving everyone’s access to care. WHF has spearheaded the creation of the World Heart Observatory, a one-of-a-kind global resource for cardiovascular data with the support of the Novartis Foundation, the Global Burden of Disease, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). In our […]

Unlocking data for better health

1 February, 2022

The Novartis Foundation (NF) is committed to leveraging the power of data to improve population health and the World Heart Federation (WHF) has a vision of heart health for all. With the support of The Novartis Foundation as one of the first contributing partners, the World Heart Observatory is a one-of-a-kind global resource launched by […]

World Heart Observatory aims to advance knowledge and improve health

1 February, 2022

GENEVA, 1 February 2022 – A one-stop source of data and knowledge to inform policy and inspire action across sectors has been launched today by the World Heart Federation (WHF).  Named World Heart Observatory, the global collaborative portal reveals how the burden of cardiovascular disease has changed over the years, what its global and regional […]

RAFAM Argentina: Active Heart, Healthy life

31 January, 2022

Last September, RAFAM Argentina celebrated World Heart Day and World Heart Week by organizing several events with activities geared towards the older population – a population that is especially vulnerable to cardiovascular disease. The campaign, which highlighted the importance of the role of physical activity for heart health, received support from the World Heart Federation […]

Discussing public health emergency preparedness at #EB150

27 January, 2022

This is a statement made at the 150th Executive Board Meeting of the World Health Organization on Agenda Item 15.3: WHO’s work in health emergencies  Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, People living with circulatory conditions are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of attention to NCDs in the early stages of the pandemic impeded […]

Discussing WHO’s Global Alcohol Action Plan at #EB150

27 January, 2022

This is a statement made at the 150th Executive Board Meeting of the World Health Organization on the draft action plan (2022–2030) to effectively implement the global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol as a public health priority. Honourable Chair, Distinguished delegates, WHF thanks you for the opportunity to respond to the Draft […]