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Joint statement by WHF and NCD Alliance on UN HLM in 2018

1 June, 2017

In a statement to the World Health Assembly on Monday 29 May, the World Heart Federation and NCD Alliance called on Member States to make the third UN High-Level Meeting on non-communicable diseases (HLM 2018) a strategic priority. The meeting will be held next year in New York City.   Describing NCDs as the ‘social […]

Tobacco: a threat to development

1 June, 2017

The World Health Organization hosted a side event at the World Health Assembly on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day. Held annually on 31 May, the day’s key themes are to protect health, reduce poverty and promote development. The event featured panelists from the governments of Panama, Italy and the Philippines, as well as […]

Professor David Wood, WHF President, on participating in the 70th World Health Assembly

22 May, 2017

Today marks the opening of the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA), one of the highlights of the global health calendar. At this annual conference, Ministers of Health, civil society and World Health Organization (WHO) experts will meet to discuss the most pressing health issues of our time, including cardiovascular disease (CVD).   As President of […]

Address by Dr Margaret Chan at the 70th World Health Assembly, 22 May

22 May, 2017

In her final address to the World Health Assembly as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Margaret Chan addressed the importance of engaging all partners to the future of public health.   In a powerful speech in which she reflected on developments in public health over the past decade, Dr Chan also refuted claims that the […]

Football Scores Goals for Health

15 May, 2017

The power of football to positively impact on the health of fans, local communities and stadium workforces was the clear message delivered by clubs, associations and stadium operators to over 200 delegates at the fourth European Healthy Stadia Conference held at Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium on Thursday 27th April.     The Conference celebrated 10 […]

World Heart Federation’s new heart health monitor

12 May, 2017

World Heart Federation’s new heart health monitor will chart worldwide progress toward preventing CVD and early deaths The World Heart Federation (WHF) has today released an interactive monitor tool that creates a global picture of heart health. This innovative online tool brings together quality World Health Organization (WHO) data from around the world and is […]

Global RHD Commitment: progress update

4 May, 2017

Rheumatic heart disease has been neglected by decision-makers for too long. RHD Action has therefore created the #TimeToTackleRHD campaign to call for a WHO Resolution on RHD. This major piece of policy is set to be the first global commitment that recognizes RHD as a priority health issue.   Here are some updates from our […]

Announcing our WHF Emerging Leaders 2016-2017

4 May, 2017

The 2016-2017 cohort marks the fourth year of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme and will focus on access to essential medicines. Previous cohorts have focused on secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, raised blood pressure, and tobacco prevention and control.   Created in 2014, World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders is among the first international […]

NCD Alliance

1 May, 2017

Working across the globe to put NCDs at the heart of health policies The Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (NCD Alliance) was founded in 2009 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), joined the same year by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the World Heart Federation (WHF), and in 2010 by the International Union Against Tuberculosis […]

World Heart Day Policy Call

1 May, 2017

On 29 September 2016 – World Heart Day – the World Heart Federation launched a two-year campaign focusing on a topical theme: the power of information. As well as being the foundation for strong advocacy, robust and reliable data is essential for governments when deciding where to allocate resources to fund health programmes.  However, many […]

The No.1 Killer: The Case for Urgent Action – Second Global Summit on Circulatory Health

1 May, 2017

How can we create a greater sense of urgency when we’re dealing with the world’s number one killer? This will be the rallying theme behind the World Heart Federation’s Second Global Summit on Circulatory Health, to be held in Singapore on 12 & 13 July 2017 in association with the Singapore Heart Foundation, the Asia-Pacific […]