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The National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh is granted the World No Tobacco Day Award 2018

4 June, 2018

Founder & President of NHFB National Professor Brig. (Rtd.) Abdul Malik received the award from the Health Minister Mr. Md. Nasim, MP The National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh, member of the World Heart Federation was awarded in recognition of its praiseworthy activity against the menace of tobacco. The Health Service Division of Ministry of Health […]

WHF participates actively in the 23rd meeting of the International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (ISCP)

1 June, 2018

From left to right: WHF CEO Jean-Luc Eisele, WHF Past President M. Maranhao, WHF Past President C. Kawai, ISCP President K. Hasegawa The 23rd meeting of the International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (ISCP) was organized in Kyoto, Japan, May 26-27th and chaired by its president, Koji Hasegawa. The programme focused on the development of new […]

Time to Deliver: report of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases

1 June, 2018

New Commission urges world leaders to step up fight on chronic diseases to save 15 million lives Despite the many proven interventions and commitments to combat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), progress has been slow and uneven globally. The WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs was convened by the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros in October 2017 to […]

Positioning Circulatory Health in Universal Health Coverage: The Case for Hypertension Control

1 June, 2018

On 22 May, the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health held a side event on the margins of the 71st World Health Assembly to advocate for circulatory health and hypertension control in universal health coverage for the estimated one billion people who live with raised blood pressure. Moderated by Dr Richard Horton (Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet), the […]

WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 awards

1 June, 2018

Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This recognition takes the form of WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award and World No Tobacco Day Awards. The World Heart Federation would also like to thank the awardees for their great work […]

Tobacco is responsible for more than one in ten deaths caused by cardiovascular disease

30 May, 2018

The theme of WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 on 31 May is: “Tobacco breaks hearts, choose health and not tobacco” Smoking is associated with around 7 million global deaths per year and is an independent, major risk factor for myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and low quality of life The World Heart Federation is […]

World No Tobacco Day 2018: Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) and WHF joint press release

30 May, 2018

World No Tobacco Day 2018: Turning the Spotlight on Tobacco and Heart Disease Ottawa/Geneva, May 31, 2018 – Most people are familiar with the warning that tobacco use is harmful to their health. However, many do not know the specific health hazards caused by tobacco use or exposure to second-hand smoke. The cardiovascular disease (CVD) […]

WHF President Elect Karen Sliwa and other NCD experts meet the members of the Department of Health in South Africa

29 May, 2018

Front row, left to right: Pamela Naidoo, Liesl Zühlke, Pricilla Reddy, Sadiyha Singh Back row,  left to right: John Anthony, Karen Sliwa, Itumeleng Setlhare On Monday 14th May members of the Department of Health met with experts in noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, Faculty of Health Sciences, University […]

Impressive report of the campaign #ConoceTusNúmeros (#KnowYourNumbers) for World Hypertension week in the Americas

28 May, 2018

The Inter-American Society of Cardiology (SIAC) through its community council SIAComunidad launched a health promotion campaign called “Por el corazón de América” (“For the Heart of America”) in April. We have documented its progress on our news section during the month of May in two articles (“SIAComunidad progresses steadily in the number of activities for […]

Philips signs a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center with the Ethiopian and Dutch governments

28 May, 2018

First of its kind project for Philips will deliver a complete hospital solution for state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases The new Cardiac Care Center is set to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia from as early as November 2018 Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Royal Philips (NYSE: […]

Special Recognition Awards for World No Tobacco Day by the WHO

26 May, 2018

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne with the President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Dr. Tabaré Vázquez Washington, D.C., 25 May, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) — The President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, is to be honored with the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for World No Tobacco Day, the only Special […]