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Reflections on the UN High-level Meeting on NCDs

10 October, 2018

The theme for the 2018 High-level Meeting on NCDs was Scaling up multistakeholder and multisectoral responses for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Highs 23 Heads of State and Government and 55 Ministers of Health issued statements, showing significant attendance by governments. Many shared […]

WHF Member Organizations Participate in WHO Regional Meetings

8 October, 2018

During the past few weeks, representatives of the World Heart Federation participated in the WHO Regional Meetings for Africa, South-East Asia, Europe and the Americas to advocate for strong policies and measures to prevent cardiovascular disease around the world. Taking place annually, the Regional Meetings are held to determine regional health policy and to approve […]

WHF Emerging Leader 2017 Jordan Jarvis inspiring TED talk on ‘Peer networks to create opportunities & catalyze change’

4 October, 2018

Jordan Jarvis is a World Heart Federation Emerging Leader on essential medicines from the 2017 cohort and an editor for the journal ‘Globalization and Health’, currently completing a doctorate in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In her TED talk on ‘Peer networks to create opportunities & catalyze change’, Jordan […]

The Argentine Society and Argentine Foundation of Cardiology meet with the Health Ministry of Buenos Aires

3 October, 2018

On 28 September, authorities of the Health Ministry of Buenos Aires organized their 10th health meeting. This year, the Health Ministry, the Argentine Society of Cardiology and the Argentine Foundation of Cardiology, both World Heart Federation members, analyzed the progress of the “25×25 Programme” in Argentina. Attendees included physicians, nurses, technicians, authorities and the general […]

New global survey reveals 2 in 3 people with type 2 diabetes have CVD risk factors and/or have experienced a cardiovascular event

28 September, 2018

To mark World Heart Day on 29 September, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in partnership with Novo Nordisk is announcing results from the Taking Diabetes to Heart survey. These are summarized in a joint IDF and World Heart Day infographic you can download below. The global survey investigated cardiovascular disease (CVD) awareness among 12,695 people […]

Press release on Kawasaki Disease for World Heart Day – ‘Awareness of Kawasaki Disease is Urgent’

27 September, 2018

On World Heart Day, Societi Foundation, the UK Foundation for Kawasaki Disease is highlighting shocking findings from the newly published British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) study, following two years of detailed research into Kawasaki Disease in the UK and Ireland. The study found that children’s risk of heart damage from Kawasaki Disease is currently among […]

Global Coalition launches new White Paper for Circulatory Health

27 September, 2018

On 25 September, just ahead of the High-Level Meeting on NCDs, the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health launched a new White Paper for Circulatory Health: Driving Sustainable Action for Circulatory Health at the Harvard Club of New York City. Aimed at policymakers in national and international bodies, the White Paper is a solution-oriented paper which draws […]

On World Heart Day, we’re raising awareness of the link between CVD and air pollution

27 September, 2018

This year, on 29 September (World Heart Day), the World Heart Federation (WHF) is raising awareness of an increasingly important CVD risk factor: air pollution. Nineteen percent of all CVD deaths (nearly one in five) are caused by outdoor and household air pollution1, the equivalent of more than 3 million deaths every year. 7 million […]

Stop looking for heroes … the real ones are among us

27 September, 2018

It could be the boy next door, a colleague, a relative or a friend … people from all walks of life who have shown commitment, courage, empathy and care in relation to heart health. On World Heart Day, we’re celebrating Heart Heroes. Everyday heroes of the heart around the world: from health professionals involved in […]

Press release on Kawasaki Disease for World Heart Day – ‘Awareness of Kawasaki Disease is Urgent’

27 September, 2018

1 New 3 New Select Language​▼ Press release on Kawasaki Disease for World Heart Day – ‘Awareness of Kawasaki Disease is Urgent’ MEDIA RELEASE 27 Sep 2018 On World Heart Day, Societi Foundation, the UK Foundation for Kawasaki Disease is highlighting shocking findings from the newly published British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) study, following two years of […]

On WHD, we’re raising awareness of the link between CVD and air pollution

26 September, 2018

This year, on 29 September, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is raising awareness of an increasingly important CVD risk factor: air pollution. Nineteen percent of all CVD deaths (nearly one in five) are caused by outdoor and household air pollution1, the equivalent of more than 3 million deaths every year. 7 million people die prematurely […]