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WHF President David Wood and WHF CEO Jean-Luc Eiselé “share the power” on World Heart Day

29 September, 2017

  Left to right: WHF CEO  Jean-Luc Eiselé, WHF President-Elect Karen Sliwa-Hahnle, WHF President David Wood    On the occasion of World Heart Day, World Heart Federation President David Wood and CEO Jean-Luc Eiselé have “shared the power” in the form of blog posts online. Read David Wood’s post on the Huffington Post here, and Jean-Luc Eiselé’s […]

World Heart Day article collection from Elsevier

29 September, 2017

Today is World Heart Day! In honor of this meaningful day dedicated to cardiovascular health, Elsevier is pleased to provide free access to some of the top articles from our cardiology journals. All articles are freely available through October 31, 2017, start reading and feel free to share them with your colleagues! American Heart Journal […]

EHN releases their paper “Transforming European food and drink policies for cardiovascular health”

EHN releases their paper “Transforming European food and drink policies for cardiovascular health”

29 September, 2017

Changes to European food and drink policies could reduce burden of heart disease and stroke by 50%  Dietary risks are responsible for around half of the death and disability caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe[i], where this devastating disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women, and where 85 million people […]

Heart Foundation celebrates $60 million research milestone on World Heart Day

28 September, 2017

The Heart Foundation in New Zealand will be the first to light the torch for World Heart Day this Friday, 29 September as the Sky Tower pulsates red to raise awareness for the world’s number one killer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and stroke. This year, the Heart Foundation is also using World […]

Iconic landmarks turn red for World Heart Day

27 September, 2017

Today, CVD is responsible for claiming 17.5 million lives a year By 2030 this is expected to rise to 23 million. Globally, 1 in 10 people aged 30-70 die prematurely from CVD, including heart disease and stroke, but the good news is that at least 80% of these premature deaths could be avoided or postponed. […]

A message from our President a week away from World Heart Day

22 September, 2017

David Wood, President, World Heart Federation talks about the global importance of World Heart Day and how vital our members are in supporting this increasingly powerful campaign.

WHO launches new NCDs Progress Monitor

WHO launches new NCDs Progress Monitor

22 September, 2017

18 September 2017 | Geneva/New York – Governments must step up efforts to control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets, including preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions, according to a new WHO report released today. Limited national progress has been made in the fight against NCDs – primarily […]

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) awarded the prestigious QCI-DL Shah Platinum Award

21 September, 2017

Left to Right: Professor D. Prabhakaran, Professor K. Srinath Reddy, Shri. Baijayant Panda, Honourable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Aayog and Dr Sandeep Bhalla, Programme Director, Trainings, Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries, PHFI   In recognition of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)’s outstanding contribution to skill building initiatives […]

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat’s statement on the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

20 September, 2017

The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) notes the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, led by a former official of the World Health Organization. The Convention Secretariat regards this tobacco industry-funded initiative as a clear attempt to breach the WHO FCTC by interfering in public policy. It […]

New global coalition will boost access to medicines and products for chronic diseases

20 September, 2017

The coalition, led by PATH, brings together multisectoral partners to reduce the toll of noncommunicable diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease New York, September 18, 2017—A multisectoral partnership today launched a first-of-its-kind global coalition dedicated to increasing access to essential medicines and health products to prevent and treat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and conditions, including […]

Women’s EURO 2017 campaign pictures

Women’s EURO 2017 campaign pictures

19 September, 2017

Heart flag at the semi final Austria – Denmark Breda Heart flag at the semi-final in Enschede, Netherlands (Photo by Christof Koepsel – UEFA) Fan zone activities before the semi final Austria – Denmark in Breda UEFA Women’s EURO ambassador Pierre van Hooijdonk showing his support to the A Healthy Heart Your Goal campaign UEFA […]