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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 […]

The impact of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular health

20 January, 2022

GENEVA (20 January 2022) – In a new policy brief, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is challenging the widespread notion that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol can decrease the risk of heart disease, and calling for urgent and decisive action to tackle the unprecedented rise in alcohol-related death and disability worldwide. In 2019, more than […]

WHF wins “Best Campaign” at the International & European Association Awards 2021

16 December, 2021

The World Heart Federation’s 2021 World Heart Day campaign, “Use Heart to Connect”, was yesterday awarded the prize for Best Campaign at the International & European Association Awards 2021. The judges praised the campaign, saying: “A fantastic project; this campaign was well-planned and well-executed. This small team set out with a determination to make a […]

World Heart Highlights 2021: Connecting the global heart community

16 December, 2021

World Heart Highlights 2021 captures some of the year’s biggest moments. While not exhaustively encompassing every single initiative or milestone, the highlights have been the result of tireless efforts of many in the public eye and also behind the scenes. We want to therefore thank all our members, partners, sponsors and supporters for their commitment […]

World Heart Summit 2022 to be held in Geneva—the heart of global health diplomacy

15 December, 2021

In 2022, for the very first time, the World Heart Federation’s World Heart Summit will be held in Geneva, Switzerland – the heart of global health policymaking and diplomacy. This exclusive, invitation-only event, which brings together leaders and innovators in the field of cardiovascular health, will take place on 21-22 May 2022, just ahead of […]

The WHF Emerging Leaders Programme: A perspective of two Iraqi Emerging Leaders

13 December, 2021

Zainab A. Dakhil and Israa F. Yaseen For us, as health care professionals from an emerging country, one of the greatest barriers facing our suggested projects and ideas is the unheard voice that frequently returns as echo. However, we finally found a huge opportunity in the WHF Emerging Leaders Program. This program offered us the […]

Health — more than ever, a human right

10 December, 2021

On Human Rights Day, we focus on a topic that is on our minds year-round – that of global health as a basic human right, shared here through the perspectives of Martin Hevia, a WHF Emerging Leader, lawyer and Dean and Associate Professor of Law at the University Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. Prof […]

Conversations from the Heart: Prof Srinath Reddy

8 December, 2021

He is dedicated to transforming the landscape of heart heath everywhere: listen to Professor Srinath Reddy, global cardiology expert, on the changes to date and challenges ahead. From working on better guidelines for managing our blood pressure to advocating for tobacco control and health coverage for all, we are reminded that science and policy are […]

Addressing emergency preparedness at WHA74 special session

30 November, 2021

This is a statement made at the 74th World Health Assembly Special Session (29 November – 1 December 2021) on Agenda Item 2: Consideration of the benefits of developing a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic preparedness.    Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, Following careful review, the WGPR[1] has concluded that key aspects […]

World Heart Grants 2021: SASNET-GHANA Campaign to Promote World Heart Day

30 November, 2021

This September, the Stroke Association Supportnetwork-Ghana (SASNET-GHANA) celebrated World Heart Day by raising population awareness on cardiovascular disease (CVD) through the usage of traditional and social media. The campaign also followed up on the commitment made by the Ghanian government in 2020 to improve heart health through control, prevention, and treatment. This awareness campaign was made possible with the support of the World Heart Federation through the yearly […]

WHF at the 15th PASCAR and Kenya Cardiac Society Congress

26 November, 2021

  The Joint PASCAR and Kenya Cardiac Society Congress 2021 was hosted in Mombasa, Kenya, from 22 to 25 November 2021 (with the World Heart Summit on 22 and 23 November). WHF President Prof Fausto Pinto and WHF Board Members represented WHF at the joint congress, supporting the event through the World Heart Summit, in […]