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WHF participates in the XXX Central American and Caribbean Congress of Cardiology / XI Cuban Congress of Cardiology

11 June, 2018

From left to right: Richard Kovacs, Vice President, ACC; Alyssa McCormick, Director International Affairs, ACC; Adrián Baranchuk, Vice President, SIAC; Michael Valentine, President, ACC; Eduardo Rivas Estany, President, Central American and Caribbean Society of Cardiology / Cuban Society of Cardiology; Daniel Piñeiro, WHF, Board member, Board of Trustees, ACC; Gustavo Restrepo Molina, President, SIAC; David […]

The Sousse Declaration: “Together we can combat premature mortality from CVD in Africa”

11 June, 2018

By signing the Sousse Declaration, 14 regional and international organizations including the World Heart Federation promised to advocate and take action at different levels to help the people of Africa live longer, better, and more heart-healthy lives. The Sousse Declaration was the fruit of a highly successful meeting hosted by the African Heart Network (AHN) […]

The Dutch Heart Foundation promotes an impactful awareness video on the devastating effects of tobacco

The Dutch Heart Foundation promotes an impactful awareness video on the devastating effects of tobacco

5 June, 2018

On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day this year, the Dutch Heart Foundation promoted this video created by various stakeholders. It features different specialists who approached smokers on the streets of the Netherlands to raise awareness of the link between tobacco and different diseases.  The professionals included a paediatricians, gynaecologic oncologist, pulmonologist, vessel surgeon, […]

WHF Emerging Leaders coming up in June and welcoming a new cohort of world leaders in the fight against stroke

5 June, 2018

On the 24 – 29 June, the World Heart Federation is looking forward to welcoming a new cohort of Emerging Leaders to come together to discuss, collaborate and brainstorm on the key challenges of reducing the burden of stroke. This will mark the 5th edition of the WHF Emerging Leaders programme, and participants have been […]

The National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh is granted the World No Tobacco Day Award 2018

4 June, 2018

Founder & President of NHFB National Professor Brig. (Rtd.) Abdul Malik received the award from the Health Minister Mr. Md. Nasim, MP The National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh, member of the World Heart Federation was awarded in recognition of its praiseworthy activity against the menace of tobacco. The Health Service Division of Ministry of Health […]

WHF participates actively in the 23rd meeting of the International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (ISCP)

1 June, 2018

From left to right: WHF CEO Jean-Luc Eisele, WHF Past President M. Maranhao, WHF Past President C. Kawai, ISCP President K. Hasegawa The 23rd meeting of the International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (ISCP) was organized in Kyoto, Japan, May 26-27th and chaired by its president, Koji Hasegawa. The programme focused on the development of new […]

Time to Deliver: report of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases

1 June, 2018

New Commission urges world leaders to step up fight on chronic diseases to save 15 million lives Despite the many proven interventions and commitments to combat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), progress has been slow and uneven globally. The WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs was convened by the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros in October 2017 to […]

Positioning Circulatory Health in Universal Health Coverage: The Case for Hypertension Control

1 June, 2018

On 22 May, the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health held a side event on the margins of the 71st World Health Assembly to advocate for circulatory health and hypertension control in universal health coverage for the estimated one billion people who live with raised blood pressure. Moderated by Dr Richard Horton (Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet), the […]

WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 awards

1 June, 2018

Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This recognition takes the form of WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award and World No Tobacco Day Awards. The World Heart Federation would also like to thank the awardees for their great work […]

Tobacco is responsible for more than one in ten deaths caused by cardiovascular disease

30 May, 2018

The theme of WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 on 31 May is: “Tobacco breaks hearts, choose health and not tobacco” Smoking is associated with around 7 million global deaths per year and is an independent, major risk factor for myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure and low quality of life The World Heart Federation is […]

World No Tobacco Day 2018: Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) and WHF joint press release

30 May, 2018

World No Tobacco Day 2018: Turning the Spotlight on Tobacco and Heart Disease Ottawa/Geneva, May 31, 2018 – Most people are familiar with the warning that tobacco use is harmful to their health. However, many do not know the specific health hazards caused by tobacco use or exposure to second-hand smoke. The cardiovascular disease (CVD) […]