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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 […]

WHF welcomes WHO’s resolution on Oral Health at #EB148

21 January, 2021

This is a statement made at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 6: Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases by the World Heart Federation and members of the Global Coalition.  Honourable chair, distinguished delegates, As Members of the […]

Addressing Diabetes as a Public Health Concern at #EB148

21 January, 2021

This is a statement made at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda item 6: Draft Decision on Addressing Diabetes as a Public Health Concern by the International Diabetes Federation, supported by the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health and the NCD Alliance. Honorable chair, distinguished delegates, This statement is delivered on behalf […]

WHF urges massive worldwide vaccination against COVID-19

20 January, 2021

The World Heart Federation (WHF) joins the global health community in welcoming the roll-out of approved COVID-19 vaccines, a ground-breaking scientific achievement with health and social benefits. Millions of doses of vaccines are being administered in more than 50 countries. WHF regards the vaccine as a critical tool in our fight to ward off the […]

New WHF Strategy 2021-23: Cardiovascular Health for Everyone

19 January, 2021

Cardiovascular health concerns every living person in the world. From hereditary conditions to lifestyle habits, such as smoking, and societal and environmental contexts, such as air pollution and sedentary systems, our hearts are faced with numerous threats. This is why in each country and community there are doctors, nurses, carers, researchers, campaigners and pioneers for […]

World Heart 2020: beating CVD, facing COVID-19

18 December, 2020

Dear Friends, A year like no other is behind us. The entire world – our governments, economies, and societies – has been tested like never before in our lifetimes. Faced with a global threat and many unknowns, we spent the past ten months fighting the virus and protecting the cardiovascular health of people everywhere. We […]