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WHO Director-General rescinds Goodwill Ambassador appointment

23 October, 2017

The WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom made a statement rescinding his appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa. “Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa. As a result I […]

Civil society statement on appointment of President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa

21 October, 2017

On 18-20 October 2017, the President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay Tabaré Vazquez and WHO convened 400 delegates from across governments, UN agencies, civil society and the private sector in Montevideo for the WHO Global Conference on NCDs. The Conference was an important demonstration of political leadership on NCDs and is a crucial milestone […]

Governments commit to reduce suffering and deaths from noncommunicable diseases

19 October, 2017

18 October 2017 | Montevideo – Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world today committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the world’s leading killers. Governments endorsed the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development […]

Global Coalition for Circulatory Health launches on the occasion of WHO Global Conference on NCDs

18 October, 2017

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is bringing together a Global Coalition of international, regional and national stakeholders in cardiovascular diseases (CVD) to drive the urgent action needed to combat heart disease and stroke, in preparation for the third UN High-level Meeting on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in 2018. This Global Coalition for Circulatory Health will be […]

Dr Tedros, WHO Director-General announces with great sadness the death of Dr Mahmoud M Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

17 October, 2017

 Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization announces with great sadness the death of Dr Mahmoud M Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The Organization extends its sincere condolences to Dr Fikri’s family and his colleagues and friends throughout WHO and the EMRO region. Dr Fikri assumed his duties […]

Announcing a series of ’roundtables’ focusing on cholesterol

17 October, 2017

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is pleased to announce a series of ’roundtables’ focusing attention on cholesterol, as highlighted in the WHF Roadmaps programme. In collaboration with a number of WHF members, meetings will be taking place during the remainder of 2017 where national experts will discuss practical ways in which a focus on cholesterol can help minimize premature mortality from […]

WHF condemns industry attempts to subvert public policy for a tobacco-free world with signatories of the Global Coalition

13 October, 2017

The World Heart Federation, alongside its partners in the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, condemns outright the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World,1 which is a vehicle for the tobacco industry. Despite funding a foundation that claims its goal is “ultimately eliminating smoking worldwide”,1 Philip Morris International (PMI) continues to invest billions of […]

Thank you for making World Heart Day 2017 more successful than ever

4 October, 2017

Sharing the power around the world On 29 September, thousands of World Heart Federation members, partners and supporting organizations and individuals joined forces to inspire millions of people worldwide to live heart-healthy lives. From walkathons and fun runs, to health screenings, creative social media campaigns, media coverage and more … this year’s campaign resonated around […]

WHF joins the InterAmerican Society of Cardiology their 26th Annual Congress

4 October, 2017

  Left to right: David Wood (WHF President), Gustavo Restrepo Molina (IASC President), Daniel Piñeiro (WHF Board Member)   WHF President David Wood and WHF Board Member Daniel Piñeiro had the honor to attend the InterAmerican Society of Cardiology at 26th Annual Congress of SIAC from 20 to 23rd September 2017 in Panama on behalf […]

WHF Emerging Leaders Programme article published in the European Heart Journal

2 October, 2017

The European Heart Journal has published an article about the WHF Emerging Leaders Programme.  It is the 2017 update of the 4th seminar held in Cape Town hosted by Dr Karen Sliwa and summarizes the Emerging Leaders locations, themes, research streams, project titles  and publications from 2014–2017. For the full article, read here  

World Heart Federation Members Participate in WHO Regional Meetings

2 October, 2017

Throughout August and September, a number of Members of the World Heart Federation participated in the Committee Meetings for four WHO (World Health Organization) regions: Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Taking place annually, the regional meetings are held to determine regional health policy and to approve programmes of work, and each of the […]