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The British Heart Foundation launches new brand story focused on “beating heartbreak forever”

18 July, 2018

This week, WHF members the British Heart Foundation launched a new website and brand story focused on the wider scope of BHF funded research and its goal to “beat heartbreak forever”. The British Heart Foundation funds over £100 million ($130 million) of research every year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that […]

Welcome to World Heart Day 2018

16 July, 2018

World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is the World Heart Federation‘s and the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. This year, our global campaign focuses on looking after our own hearts, and the hearts of our loved ones: MY HEART, YOUR HEART […]

First Meeting of WHF RHD Taskforce

11 July, 2018

In 2017, the World Heart Federation contacted our global membership to ask for their input and comments on the role of WHF in the prevention, control and elimination of Rheumatic Fever (RF) and (RHD) following the adoption of the Resolution. In response to Member feedback on priority activities, a WHF RHD Taskforce was established to […]

WHF attends UN Interactive Hearing on NCDs

10 July, 2018

On 5 July, the President of the UN General Assembly and the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an interactive hearing with non-state actors as part of the preparatory process for the Third UN High Level Meeting on NCDs on 27 September 2018. The hearing was an opportunity for civil society and other stakeholders to share […]

A new cohort of Emerging Leaders 2018: Breaking barriers in care for Stroke patients

10 July, 2018

At the Duke Kunshan University, just outside Shanghai China, a team of emerging leaders working in the field of Stroke came together to challenge current practice in the patient care pathway from 23-29 June 2018. 24 emerging leaders from 17 countries around the world (blue dots in map) participated in this year’s programme, representing a […]

WHF participates in the XXVIII South American Congress of Cardiology hosted by our members the South American and Peruvian Society of Cardiology

5 July, 2018

The World Heart Federation (WHF) participated actively at the XXVIII South American Congress of Cardiology (Cardiosur 2018), hosted by our members the South American and Peruvian Society of Cardiology in Lima, Peru from 28-30 June 2018. WHF Board members engaged in various sessions on the first day, 28 June at the two joint symposiums. One was […]

WHF welcomes the American Heart Association’s new President and Board Members

3 July, 2018

  The World Heart Federation would like to congratulate the newly-elected board members of our member-partners the American Heart Association, including President-Elect Dr Robert A. Harrington, and welcome Dr Ivor Benjamin in his new role as President of the Association. We look forward to working together towards our shared goal of protecting and improving the heart […]

2018 Emerging Leaders convene at Duke Kunshan University in China

27 June, 2018

In the 5th cycle of the Emerging Leaders Programme, which is growing stronger each year, the WHF new cohort of Emerging Leaders from 18 countries have come together this week at Kunshan University in China for a 5-day think tank seminar, aiming to tackle the challenges faced in daily practice in preventing, treating and managing […]

WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards – Western Pacific Region: Professor Hu Dayi, Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, People’s Republic of China

21 June, 2018

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is delighted to congratulate Prof Hu Dayi, president of our member the China Heart Federation on his WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 award for his continued efforts in tobacco control. On the occasion of the 2018 World No Tobacco Day campaign, Dr. Gao Li, WHO Representative in China, presented […]

WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards – Region of the Americas: Dr Eduardo Bianco, Coordinador Regional para las Americas de la Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), Oriental Republic of Uruguay

19 June, 2018

Dr Bianco receiving the WHO World No Tobacco Day award for the Americas Region   The World Heart Federation (WHF) is delighted to congratulate our close collaborator Dr Eduardo Bianco, Regional Coordinator for the Americas at the FCA on his WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 award for his continued efforts in tobacco control. Dr […]

WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards – African Region: Professor Fastone Mathew Goma, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Zambia

15 June, 2018

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is delighted to congratulate Prof Fastone M Goma, founding President of our member the Zambia Heart and Stroke Foundation on his WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 award for his continued efforts in tobacco control. Prof Goma told us: “I feel honoured to have been nominated for this award by […]