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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 […]

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 […]