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World Chagas Day 2021: All we need is your attention

14 April, 2021

 People affected by Chagas disease ask the international community for comprehensive care for this neglected disease that celebrates its World Day. Estimates continue to indicate more than 6 million people affected and 7,000 deaths annually.   FINDECHAGAS. 14 April, 2021. The International Federation of Associations of People Affected by Chagas Disease (FINDECHAGAS) celebrates this year, for […]

The cost of inaction on diabetes and hypertension

14 April, 2021

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) make up seven out of the world’s top 10 causes of death and are responsible for 41 million deaths every year and half of all global disability. Co-morbidity, where a person lives with one or more disease or condition at the same time, is increasingly becoming the norm globally, and the number […]

Coalition of International NGOs call for Equitable access for vaccines and treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

5 March, 2021

Around the world, governments are struggling to find ways to work together and control the spread of COVID-19. The virus does not recognize national boundaries. Rather, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated long-standing health disparities between and within countries born from social, economic, and political inequity. This crisis has challenged the global resilience of our health […]

Statement on the EU-led Draft Resolution on Strengthening WHO Preparedness and Response to Health Emergencies

4 March, 2021

As Members of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, the International Diabetes Federation, the International Society for Nephrology, the World Heart Federation and the World Stroke Organization thank you for the opportunity to provide inputs on the EU-led Draft Resolution on Strengthening WHO Preparedness and Response to Health Emergencies. The Global Coalition for Circulatory Health […]

Meet Your Heart Doctor: connecting health professionals with CVD patients

24 February, 2021

Last year, the Kenya Cardiac Society (KCS) launched the “Meet your Heart Doctor” campaign with the support of the World Heart Federation through the World Heart Grant Programme. The initiative aimed to connect health professionals with people living with cardiovascular disease (CVD) across the country through local and national radio stations, as well as existing […]

Call to Heads of State of the African Union to Ratify the African Medicines Agency Treaty

5 February, 2021

Over 40 leading organizations who represent patients, product development partnerships, youth groups, researchers and industry, are urging Heads of State and Government to ratify the African Medicines Treaty in order to simplify regulatory frameworks and enable patients across Africa to access effective, quality medicines. The statement, issued today by the International Alliance of Patients Organizations […]

Leading cardiovascular organizations call for urgent action to reduce air pollution

28 January, 2021

Geneva (28 January 2021) – Air pollution is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Long-term exposure to air pollution has also been linked to an increased risk of death from COVID-19. This dangerous “triple threat” of air pollution, COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease should be […]

WHO Executive Board 148: Keeping CVD at the center of the global health debate

27 January, 2021

These strong words from Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, may best summarize the 148th Executive Board of the WHO: “The world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure – and the price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world’s poorest countries.” […]

Addressing substandard and falsified medical products at #EB148

25 January, 2021

This is a statement made at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda item 10: Substandard and falsified medical products by members of the Fight the Fakes Alliance. Honourable chair, distinguished delegates, On behalf of the World Heart Federation, International Alliance of Patient Organizations, International Council of Nurses, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, […]

Addressing non-State actors involvement in WHO’s governing bodies at #EB148

23 January, 2021

This is a statement made at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda item 22.1 by the World Heart Federation and Members of the Global Coalition.  Honourable chair, distinguished delegates, Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of UICC, WCRF International, WHF, WOF and supported by NCD Alliance.  […]

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 […]