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Save the Date: World Heart Summit 2024

7 December, 2023

  We are thrilled to announce that the next World Heart Summit will be held in May 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland, ahead of the 77th World Health Assembly. Trailblazers across government, business, civil society and academia will come together to tackle some of today’s most pressing global challenges in cardiovascular health. Together, we can pave […]

Data at the Heart: A new World Heart Podcast series

7 December, 2023

The World Heart Federation is thrilled to announce the launch of a new podcast series called Data at the Heart, which will explore the crucial role of data in shaping strategies and interventions to reduce the global impact of cardiovascular disease. The series will take listeners on a journey through the world of CVD facts […]

WHF at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference

4 December, 2023

Our Policy and Advocacy Manager Kelcey Armstrong-Walenczak is bringing us updates from the ground at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in the UAE (30 November – 12 December), where leaders from governments, businesses, NGOs and civil society are gathered to find concrete solutions to climate change. The COP28 climate negotiations in Dubai proved […]

Use ❤️ to Season with Sense: Thai Red Chicken Curry

28 November, 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: 20 minutes Serves: 4   Ingredients […]

World Heart Federation calls for strict regulation of tobacco and nicotine products to combat the global tobacco epidemic and protect future generations

15 November, 2023

Tobacco products are responsible for more than 8 million deaths every year and contribute to approximately 1 in 6 deaths from cardiovascular disease. Despite global recognition and awareness of the health harms associated with tobacco use, the insidious nature of nicotine, its principal addictive component, has often remained a lesser-known fact. Decades of misinformation from […]

World Heart Day 2023: Knowing your heart

10 November, 2023

Editorial original published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research. Full list of authors: Piñeiro, Daniel José; Narula, Jagat; Pervan, Borjana; Hadeed, Lisa That cardiovascular disease (CVD), the world’s topmost killer1, is not widely known among the general public, and even less so that it is often preventable and manageable. Another startling fact is that […]

WHF welcomes the SEAHEARTS initiative at SEARO RCM76

3 November, 2023

This is a statement made at the 76th WHO Regional Committee session for South-East Asia. The World Heart Federation, together with Movendi International, the NCD Alliance, Bangladesh NCD Alliance, SEAR NCD Alliance, Healthy India Alliance, and Eminence Associates for Social Development, welcomes the move towards implementation of the South-East Asia-HEARTS, or SEAHEARTS, initiative. Cardiovascular disease […]

Announcing the new WHF Guidelines for the Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Rheumatic Heart Disease

2 November, 2023

Today, at the first World Congress on Rheumatic Heart Disease in Abu Dhabi, the World Heart Federation is launching the 2023 WHF Guidelines for the Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), a comprehensive document summarizing the latest available scientific evidence on the management of RHD that can be applied in both clinical and research […]

Join the World Heart Challenge, starting 1 November!

30 October, 2023

To mark the release of the WHF Policy Brief “More people, More active, More often for heart health – Taking action on physical activity”, the World Heart Federation is organizing a physical activity challenge on social media which aims to inspire people to get moving and make positive changes for their heart health. What is […]

WHF Policy Brief on Physical Activity: More people, More active, More often for heart health

30 October, 2023

Recent trends such as growth in motorised transport, sedentary work, labour-saving devices, urbanization and screen-based recreation have contributed to a dramatic decrease in physical activity: 28% of adults and more than three in four adolescents (81%) do not meet physical activity guidelines globally. Physical inactivity is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. WHO reports […]

Statement on Health emergency preparedness, response and resilience in the WHO European Region 2024–2029

23 October, 2023

This was a statement delivered at the 73rd Session of the World Health Organization RCM for the EURO Region.   Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, On behalf of the European Heart Network and World Heart Federation, we thank you for this opportunity to jointly address the Regional Committee on one of the most critical subjects of […]