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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 […]

Countdown to World Heart Day

25 September, 2018

With World Heart Day just a few days away, now’s the time to create your own poster, download the toolkit, watch the video … and more. Here are all the ways you can support our My Heart, Your Heart campaign and help to spread the word about heart-healthy lifestyles: Watch the campaign video Create, download […]

NCD Alliance and Resolve to Save Lives partner to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids

24 September, 2018

The NCD Alliance (NCDA) has teamed up with Resolve to Save Lives to implement actions in support of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) REPLACE action package, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fat from the global food supply. Read the full article on the NCDA website

WHF Cholesterol Roadmap presented at the Latin American Cholesterol Summit in Mexico

24 September, 2018

On the 19-20 September, the Latin American Cholesterol Summit (Cumbre Latinoamericana del Colesterol) took place in Mexico City.  As part of this event, World Heart Federation (WHF) member iHHub organized the WHF Cholesterol roadmap adoption for Mexico.  The keynote speech was delivered by our CEO Jean-Luc Eiselé and Dr Enrique Morales Villegas from the Mexican […]

WHF welcomes a new Tobacco Expert Group

13 September, 2018

Following a call for applications in early 2018, we are very excited to announce that eight distinguished advocacy and tobacco control experts from around the world were approved by the WHF Board on the 30th of June.  The Group will be chaired by Floris Italianer, who said, “As the chair of the WHF Tobacco Expert […]


9 September, 2018

  WikiCardio es una excelente iniciativa de nuestro miembro la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología. Es un sitio gratuito con información sobre temas cardiológicos en español desarrollado por expertos de la Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología para pacientes y sus familiares. Organizado como una enciclopedia online de términos médicos, WikiCardio contiene información confiable, sintética y comprensible sobre […]

World Heart Federation at ESC

7 September, 2018

At the end of August we were delighted to attend the European Congress of Cardiology 2018 (ESC) in Munich, Germany, where the World Heart Day (WHD) themed booth was a huge success! Delegates who visited our stand were the first to take part in the WHD campaign holding up placards with the ‘heart promise’ of their […]

The Heart & Stroke Foundation of South Africa celebrates Heart Awareness Month

6 September, 2018

My Heart, Your Heart: Heart Awareness Month 2018 The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) is embracing the World Heart Federation theme: My Heart Your Heart and going a mile further too by extending the theme for South Africa to: My Heart Your Heart and the Hearts of all South Africans. Their theme and […]

Just 3 weeks to go until the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs

5 September, 2018

As we all know, the countdown has begun to the 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs. It’s time to get really, really busy. Here are a few suggestions from our partners at the NCD Alliance: Plan something locally for the Global Week for Action on NCDs (3-9 September), then share it globally; Become, or nominate, an NCD Champion, […]

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) launches a new e-Guidelines website

5 September, 2018

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), member of the World Heart Federation (WHF), is pleased to announce their new e-Guidelines website.  This website allows users to quickly browse, search and filter CCS’s Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation guidelines. Access the CCS e-Guidelines website

The British Heart Foundation launches the Big Beat Challenge at the European Society of Cardiology Congress

4 September, 2018

A £30 million research award for the world’s greatest minds to tackle the world’s biggest killers The British Heart Foundation (BHF), a World Heart Federation (WHF) member partner, recently launched a major international initiative – the Big Beat Challenge: a single research award of up to £30 million over 5 years. The aim is to […]