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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 […]

World Hypertension Day initiatives from the Argentine Foundation of Cardiology

26 May, 2018

The Argentine Foundation of Cardiology is an entity geared towards the community in order to perform research in tasks and education. Its current President Dr. Jorge Tartaglione has emphasis the spread through new technologies, full-field tasks and in this way reach closer and quicker the community. During May, the Foundation has participated actively in the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Governments Adopt a Global Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease at the World Health Assembly

25 May, 2018

Following years of campaigning and advocacy from the RHD community, we are delighted to announce that on Friday 25 May, Member States of the World Health Organization unanimously adopted a Global Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. This historic decision marks the first time that […]

Joint webinars with the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) on the days prior to World No Tobacco Day

25 May, 2018

WHF and FCA are pleased to invite you to a series of webinars to discuss the link between tobacco and cardiovascular health as part of this year’s World No Tobacco Day. They will be conducted by experts from around the world in three languages on different days: Spanish on May 28 at 1pm UTC, English on […]

WHF at the 71st World Health Assembly

22 May, 2018

Update: WHF statements at the 71st World Health Assembly Agenda Item 11.1 – Draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work Agenda Item 11.5 – Addressing the global shortage of, and access to, medicines and vaccines Agenda Item 11.7 – Preparation for UN HLM on NCDs in 2018 Agenda Item 12.2 – Physical Activity for Health Agenda Item 12.8 […]

WHO launches plan to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply

17 May, 2018

The World Heart Federation welcomes to the launch of the World Health Organization’s REPLACE Action Package, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. Eliminating trans fats is key to protecting health and saving lives: WHO estimates that every year, trans fat intake leads to more than 500,000 deaths of […]

Elevating Hypertension on the Public Health Agenda

17 May, 2018

Marking World Hypertension Day on May 17, the World Heart Federation is taking stock of its recent initiatives to accelerate progress in the management and prevention of raised blood pressure and to elevate this significant public health issue on the global health agenda. Efforts include translating WHF’s global roadmap on hypertension into national contexts through roundtables, and capitalising on […]