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Public Health England launches campaign to increase heart health awareness with a new version of its online Heart Age Test

13 September, 2017

New analysis from Public Health England (PHE) shows 1 in 10 men aged 50 taking its Heart Age Test have a heart age at least 10 years older than they are, heightening their risk of a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke. The online test measures heart age, which shows how many years we can […]

WHF at the International Heart Hub (iHHub) II Latin American Congress on Heart Diseases

13 September, 2017

Left to right: Dr. Gilberto Pérez, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social; Lic. Carlos Castro Sánchez, President, iHHub; Dr, José Fernando Valderrama, Ministerio de Salud, Colombia; Dr. Malaquías López Cervantes, Managing Director, Planeación y Desarrollo en Salud, Secretaría de Salud, México; Dr. Daniel Piñeiro, WHF WHF Board Member Daniel Piñeiro represented the WHF at the II […]

UN Global Compact ban recognizes the tobacco industry’s incompatibility with responsible, sustainable business

12 September, 2017

Following its Board meeting in July 2017, UN Global Compact will exclude tobacco companies from participating in the initiative. Joint Statement by NCD Alliance (NCDA), Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union), Vital Strategies, World Heart Federation (WHF) and Tobacco Free Kids (TFK). 12 September 2017, New […]

World Heart Federation to participate in the WHO Regional Meetings

11 September, 2017

Throughout the coming months, the World Heart Federation will be sending representatives to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee Meetings, which are held to determine regional health policy and to approve programmes of work for each of the 6 WHO regions. Taking place annually from August – October, each meeting is guided by a […]

United to End Rheumatic Heart Disease

6 September, 2017

In August, RHD Action – of which World Heart Federation is a founding member – was delighted to launch its latest publication, “United to End Rheumatic Heart Disease: RHD Action Prospectus 2017”. The Prospectus sets out ten priorities that form the core of RHD Action’s future plans. These priorities are organized into a ‘pyramid’ structure, […]

World Heart Day visit ESC Congress 2017

World Heart Day visit ESC Congress 2017

29 August, 2017

The European Society of Cardiology Congress is an annual event that is attended yay over 32,000 cardiologists from all over the world. This year the World Heart Federation staff and Board members have been delighted to attend the event in Barcelona where our World Heart Day themed booth has been attracting delegates two share their heart healthy […]

World Heart Day visits ESC Congress 2017

29 August, 2017

The World Heart Federation staff and Board members have been delighted to attend the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona over the last few days. Our World Heart Day themed booth has been attracting many delegates who have enjoyed sharing their heart healthy tips, including WHF CEO Jean-Luc Eiselé. Take a look at more […]

WCC2018 at ESC2017

29 August, 2017

To celebrate the World Heart Federation World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health 2018, which will take place 5-8 December in Dubai, a special reception was organized during the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona. The ESC Congress is visited by more than 32,000 cardiologists from all over the world and we were delighted […]

UAE issues excise tax law on cigarettes, energy drinks and carbonated soft drinks

24 August, 2017

The UAE tax authority confirmed that the excise tax law for tobacco, energy drinks and carbonated soft drinks will be effective from 1 October 2017. Tobacco and energy drinks will double their prices, while carbonated soft drinks will be taxed at 50%. This will not only affect those buying these goods within the Emirates, but also […]

World Heart Day campaign resources … now available

World Heart Day campaign resources … now available

14 August, 2017

We have now officially launched the World Heart Federation World Heart Day 2017 campaign. This year we are delighted to be running the campaign in partnership with Manulife, known as John Hancock in the USA, and Philips. This year, our World Heart Day theme is ‘share the power’. Small changes, such as eating a healthy diet, […]

World Heart Day campaign resources … now available

14 August, 2017

We have now officially launched the World Heart Federation World Heart Day 2017 campaign. This year we are delighted to be running the campaign in partnership with Manulife, known as John Hancock in the USA, and Philips. This year, our World Heart Day theme is ‘share the power’. Small changes, such as eating a healthy diet, […]