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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 […]

SIAComunidad’s ‘For the American Heart’ initiatives peak for World Hypertension Day

16 May, 2018

Just one day from World Hypertension Day, the SIAComunidad ‘For the American Heart’ initiative has reached an impressive number of activities from the south to the north of the American continent.  This includes 16 countries, 85 organizations in almost 35 cities. These are promising figures for the success of the campaign for World Hypertension Day. […]

May Measurement Month (MMM) – an awareness-raising initiative building on World Hypertension Day

10 May, 2018

Following the success of the inaugural May Measurement Month (MMM) in 2017, programmes are already in place to repeat the mass synchronized global blood pressure (BP) screening campaign this May 2018. MMM is an initiative led by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and endorsed by the World Hypertension League (WHL) – building on World […]

SIAComunidad progresses steadily in the number of activities for World Hypertension Day

10 May, 2018

Steady progress has been made in the SIAComunidad initiative since its launch. The registration form for activities for the World Hypertension Week will be uploaded in Spanish, Portuguese and English on the website which will undoubtedly facilitate access in several countries. There are already quite a few activities which have been uploaded, which include 19 […]

PAHO/WHO calls for grant applications to support health policy, programs and systems on projects related to the SDGs

4 May, 2018

A new call for proposals aims to support research that addresses the system-wide changes required to achieve regional health targets within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applications from Bolivia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Suriname are particularly encouraged. All applications must be received by 15 May 2018. Successful projects will […]

Children’s Heartlink Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Sciences

Children’s Heartlink Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Sciences

2 May, 2018

Children’s HeartLink, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Institute Jantung Negara are pleased to announce the fellowship training programs in pediatric cardiac sciences in the following subspecialties: Pediatric Cardiology Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care A major obstacle to delivering care for children with heart disease in low- and middle-income countries is the deficit […]

Exemplary initiative in Argentina – Acute Coronary Syndrome Program (PROSCA)

1 May, 2018

The Argentine Society of Cardiology (SAC), a member of the World Heart Federation, has been promoting an exemplary initiative launched by the cardiology unit of the Hospital de San Miguel in the northwest region of Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cardiologists of the local public hospital began a program to improve adherence of treatment in patients […]

Statement: Underscoring the importance of mass media campaigns to prevent NCDs in Jamaica and around the world

Statement: Underscoring the importance of mass media campaigns to prevent NCDs in Jamaica and around the world

1 May, 2018

Update 1/5/2018: Wisynco Group Limited has withdrawn their lawsuit against the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ).   The World Heart Federation, together with the NCD Alliance, Coalición Latinoamérica Saludable, the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, World Obesity Federation and Union for International Cancer Control, wishes to underscore the importance of mass media campaigns to protect and promote public […]