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This week is Global Atrial Fibrillation Aware Week!

19 November, 2018

This week, from 19-25 November 2018, is AF Association Global AF Aware Week. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder). Over 1.5 million people have been diagnosed with AF in the UK alone, although experts estimate that at least 500,000 people remain undiagnosed. This number is expected to double by 2050. This year, […]

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Update on the WHF Rheumatic Heart Disease Taskforce

15 November, 2018

Following the unanimous adoption of the WHO Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in May 2018, and in response to member feedback on priority activities, a WHF Rheumatic Heart Disease Taskforce (RHDTF) was established in June 2018 to take targeted actions to contribute to the implementation of the Resolution.  The second meeting of […]

Today is World Diabetes Day!

14 November, 2018

Four-in-five parents have trouble recognising the warning signs of diabetes One-in-three wouldn’t spot them at all Brussels, 14 November 2018: To mark diabetes awareness month and World Diabetes Day on November 14, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is urging families to learn more about the warning signs of diabetes. New research from IDF has discovered […]

Major endowment by Dr Salim Yusuf, WHF Past President, will accelerate training the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular health

12 November, 2018

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is pleased to announce that world-renowned leader in global cardiovascular disease (CVD) research, Executive Director of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) in Canada, and WHF Past President, Dr Salim Yusuf, will provide an initial endowment of $500,000 CAD to support the WHF Emerging Leaders Programme. In light of this […]

Paving the way for WHF Roadmaps in 2019

12 November, 2018

The WHF Roadmaps have become a cornerstone or highlighting priority disease areas in cardiovascular disease. The intended purpose of these documents is to establish frameworks that examine a specific disease area, its ideal patient-care pathway and the roadblocks and potential solutions that may be applicable and acceptable in different contexts; their overall purpose, aligned with […]

CPR training conducted at the WHF headquarters by the American Heart Association (AHA)

29 October, 2018

World Heart Federation (WHF) Strategic member partner American Heart Association (AHA) conducted a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for the WHF team on October 22.  We were delighted and thankful to receive such life-saving education from the world leader in CPR training. Some important points mentioned were the following: Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in […]

Today is World Stroke Day!

Today is World Stroke Day!

29 October, 2018

NEWS RELEASE October 29th 2018 Stroke Leaders Highlight Global Cost of Government Inaction Today on World Stroke Day, October 29th the World Stroke Organization, is calling for urgent action and investment to address the growing burden of stroke and circulatory diseases globally. Highlighting the disappointing outcome of the recent UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable […]

First joint meeting of the WHF and Inter American Society of Cardiology Expert Group on Chagas

29 October, 2018

Chagas disease is often referred to as the Silent Killer. This is because it frequently remains undiagnosed and untreated, and is more likely to affect people living in poverty. On 17 October, as part of the World Heart Federation’s efforts in Latin America and globally to reduce CVD mortality and morbidity, we hosted the first meeting of […]

World’s first Global Active Cities certified at Olympic celebration

19 October, 2018

The world’s first Global Active Cities were honoured at an awards ceremony as part of the opening celebrations for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina; Hamburg, Germany; Lillehammer, Norway; Liverpool, UK; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Richmond, British Columbia, Canada were officially certified at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) celebration. The ceremony took place during the Olympism In Action […]

New Lancet Series on Stroke features Emerging Leader scholar and faculty member

18 October, 2018

The Lancet recently published a three-part Series on stroke, which covers ischaemic stroke, intracerebral haemorrhage, and implications for global stroke prevention and management, and features Emerging Leaders Faculty Member Craig Anderson as well as 2018 Emerging Leader Dorcas Gandhi. Stroke is the second leading cause of death globally, resulting in more than 5 million deaths worldwide every year. It […]

WHF participates in the Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8)

10 October, 2018

Last week (1-6 October), 137 Member States, UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations convened for the 8th biennial Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Conference of the Parties (FCTC COP8) in Geneva, Switzerland. Every other year, parties gather to review progress and strengthen the UN’s first public health treaty designed to drive down tobacco use […]