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Developing a Roadmap on cardiovascular diseases among people living with diabetes

4 February, 2019

An international collaboration with WHF and IDF members Last month, a small group of CVD & Diabetes experts from the World Heart Federation (WHF) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) came together at Emory University, Atlanta, to discuss the crisis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and the increasing incidence of CVD. With the burden expected […]

WHF launches Report on Hypertension Roadmap implementation in Kenya

30 January, 2019

On 30 January 2019, at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, the World Heart Federation (WHF) launched a new report titled Accelerating Cardiovascular Health and Care in Kenya. The report centres around a WHF/Kenya Cardiac Society Roundtable event held in March 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya, which convened speakers and participants from the Ministry of Health […]

WHF signs open letter urging WHO to reject partnership with tobacco companies

28 January, 2019

More than 200 organizations and individuals from around the world signed an open letter sent today to the Director General and Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) to urge them to reject the partnership offered by the Philip Morris International-funded entity, Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW).   *************** To the Director General and […]

WHF and Partners say no to tobacco industry policy interference

25 January, 2019

On 24 January 2019, the first day of the 144th session of the Executive Board, the Philip Morris-funded ‘Foundation for a Smoke-free World’ issued an open letter to the WHO Executive Board. WHF and its partners have issued the following statement in response to this attempt at tobacco industry interference in global health decision-making.   ************************************* Distinguished […]

26 January 2019 is International Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day!

25 January, 2019

On International Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day, Societi Foundation calls for awareness and action to combat this, the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. The key and urgent messages to note are the following: Doctors need to EXPECT to see and be READY to treat Kawasaki Disease Kawasaki Disease is increasingly common, more common […]

Global Heart welcomes new Editor-in-Chief

11 January, 2019

Global Heart is the principal journal for research, opinion and educational material on the prevention, treatment and control of cardiovascular diseases with a special emphasis on countries with middle and lower economies. The World Heart Federation is pleased to welcome the journal’s new Editor-in-Chief, Diederick E Grobbee, MD, PhD. Diederick Grobbee is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology […]

European Heart Journal Cardiopulse features our new WHF President Prof Karen Sliwa

7 January, 2019

Our new World Heart Federation (WHF) President Prof Karen Sliwa was featured an issue of the European Heart Journal Cardiopulse after she was elected in June 2016, outlining her background, skills and competencies, and her plans to engage in WHF’s various activities. Read the full article

Happy New Year 2019 with a look back on 2018

3 January, 2019

Happy New Year from all of us at WHF!  We hope that you had a lovely holiday season and you will be blessed with much heart health in 2019. We are happy to share our End of Year Review 2018, which highlights some of the major achievements that we have driven and been a part […]

PHFI announces eLearning courses: ePost Graduate Program in Health Promotion & eCourse on Tobacco Control (eCTC)

21 December, 2018

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public-private initiative that has collaboratively evolved as a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of public health. ( These courses commenced in 2011 as a capacity building initiative for those looking to gain […]

Country-specific costs of implementing the WHO FCTC tobacco control policies and potential financing sources

17 December, 2018

PLOS ONE recently published a paper by members of the 2016 Emerging Leaders cohort, which looks at the costs of implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in specific countries and identifies potential financing sources. The goal of the FACTc team, which includes Ce Shang, Amit Yadav, Michal Stoklosa, Anna Kontsevaya, Fabian B. Lewis, […]

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases publishes Hypertension Programme Report

16 December, 2018

“As the pace of global health challenges accelerates, so too must our ability to respond. These challenges include an aging global population, a geographic shift from rural to urban areas, the viral spread of commercial determinants of health, and a transition to a faster–paced life requiring greater convenience. One significant result is the merging of […]