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WHF to attend the WHO Executive Board meeting in January 2017

WHF to attend the WHO Executive Board meeting in January 2017

8 December, 2016

From 23 January to 01 February 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) will host the 140th session of the Executive Board (EB) at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. As always, the World Heart Federation will be participating in this meeting, with our Board Members, members of the advocacy team and WHF Sustaining Partners in […]

Applications for Emerging Leaders 2016-2017 are now being taken

8 December, 2016

The 2016-2017 cohort marks the fourth year of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme and will focus on access to essential medicines. Applications are now open until 31 January. The Emerging Leaders Programme has been created by the World Heart Federation to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and […]

WHF Attends the 2016 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

WHF Attends the 2016 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

5 December, 2016

From 14-18 November, WHF Policy and Advocacy Manager Joanna Markbreiter participated in the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver, Canada.  This year’s symposium was on the theme of ‘Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world’ and brought together over 2,000 delegates from 101 countries. The theme of resilience comes at […]

Johanna Ralston on patients and people at the heart of health

29 November, 2016

Johanna Ralston on patients and people at the heart of health The outgoing CEO of the World Heart Federation talks about the potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the NCD community to address the fragmentation of the health system and offer joined-up solutions with people at the centre.

World Heart Federation previews global ‘Roadmap’ to tackle cholesterol

World Heart Federation previews global ‘Roadmap’ to tackle cholesterol

11 November, 2016

The World Heart Federation’s Cholesterol Roadmap is being previewed today at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2016 in New Orleans, USA. In the Roadmap the WHF calls for more awareness of healthier lifestyles and diet; increased screening and testing for cholesterol in communities; more effective initiation of statin treatment and adherence to drug […]

Parties fighting global tobacco epidemic outline a path toward saving more lives, work needed to make it permanent

Parties fighting global tobacco epidemic outline a path toward saving more lives, work needed to make it permanent

5 November, 2016

NEW DELHI, 12 November 2016 – Parties to the global tobacco control treaty now possess the outline of a path toward faster implementation at country level of the lifesaving measures in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control*, despite mixed results from six days of negotiations. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention […]

Hundreds of children screened for RHD in Egypt on the occasion of World Heart Day

Hundreds of children screened for RHD in Egypt on the occasion of World Heart Day

4 November, 2016

To mark World Heart Day, over two hundred children and adults were screened for rheumatic heart disease in Asmarat, a suburb of Cairo, Egypt. The echocardiography screenings formed part of Egypt’s Rheumatic Fever / Rheumatic Heart Disease (RF/RHD) Prevention and Control Programme, and marked the beginning of efforts to screen schoolchildren for RHD throughout the […]

WHF at the WHO Global Dialogue Meeting, Mauritius, 19-21 October

WHF at the WHO Global Dialogue Meeting, Mauritius, 19-21 October

14 October, 2016

WHF President-Elect, Prof David Wood, and WHF Director of Policy & Advocacy, Jeremiah Mwangi, will next week be participating in the WHO Global Dialogue Meeting on the role of non-State actors in supporting Member States in their national efforts to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The meeting […]

WHF attends the 63rd WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

10 October, 2016

From 3-6 October, the World Heart Federation was delighted to participate in the 63rd session of the WHO Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. 22 countries – known as Member States – participated in the meeting, which was held in Cairo, Egypt. The World Heart Federation (WHF) was represented by Alastair White, Advocacy Assistant […]

WHF attends the 63rd WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

10 October, 2016

From 3-6 October, the World Heart Federation was delighted to participate in the 63rd session of the WHO Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. 22 countries – known as Member States – participated in the meeting, which was held in Cairo, Egypt. The World Heart Federation (WHF) was represented by Alastair White, Advocacy Assistant […]

WHF Emerging Leaders TEXTCARE program chosen as 2016 Global Impact Challenge finalist

WHF Emerging Leaders TEXTCARE program chosen as 2016 Global Impact Challenge finalist

4 October, 2016

VOTE NOW TEXTCARE is a personalised text messaging program designed to support people with a whole range of chronic diseases. It uses complex algorithms to deliver SMS’s such as encouraging people to take their medications as prescribed, to stop smoking, take up exercise or eat more healthily. They cost just 10 cents a message. As […]