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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 […]

A new global health initiative to save 100 million lives

14 September, 2017

Vital Strategies will soon be the official home of a new global health initiative that has been branded Resolve.  The initiative aims to save 100 million lives by preventing heart attacks and strokes and to help countries close life-threatening gaps in epidemic preparedness and response. A second component of this initiative (Resolve – To Prevent […]

Message from the WHO Director-General Tedros: It’s time for our leaders to commit to #BeatNCDs

14 September, 2017

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says intensified action is needed to respond to the global epidemics of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes.  He has urged leaders at all levels of society to use the 18-20 October 2017 WHO Global Conference on NCDs in Uruguay as an opportunity to […]

WHF Emerging Leaders Programme puts the spotlight on CVDs in Africa

14 September, 2017

The University of Cape Town (UCT) recently hosted, for the first time, the annual seminar of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme. Created in 2014, Emerging Leaders (ELs) is among the first international training programmes on cardiovascular implementation research. “The main objective of the programme is to build up capacity, professional development, mentorship, and […]

A healthy heart at the Homeless World Cup

14 September, 2017

The World Heart Federation was delighted to partner with Homeless World Cup to deliver  heart health messages during this unique competition, which saw over 500 players from more than 50 countries competing in Oslo, Norway. Together with our Norwegian members the Norwegian Council on CVD (Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsen) and our partners Healthy Stadia, we organized […]