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BHF urges people to use Heart Age Tool to find out their risk of heart attack and stroke this World Heart Day

BHF urges people to use Heart Age Tool to find out their risk of heart attack and stroke this World Heart Day

29 September, 2016

To mark World Heart Day, the BHF, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS Choices (NHSC) are encouraging people to use an innovative online tool to find out how old their heart is and know their cardiovascular risk. The older a person’s heart age, the higher their risk of a cardiovascular event, such as a stroke […]

New International Diabetes Federation report on diabetes and CVD launches on World Heart Day

New International Diabetes Federation report on diabetes and CVD launches on World Heart Day

29 September, 2016

On World Heart Day, the International Diabetes Federation in Belgium has released a new report on diabetes and heart disease. The report examines the information available on the world-wide impact of diabetes and heart disease and offers impactful solutions to deal with the problem. The International Diabetes Federation calls on governments to instigate the following […]

WHF launches its World Heart Day global policy call

WHF launches its World Heart Day global policy call

23 September, 2016

The call to policymakers and governments was made at 5pm on 22 September by WHF at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Hearts Initiative meeting and comes one week ahead of World Heart Day 2016. WHF points to three practical steps that policymakers can take to collect reliable data which will provide the evidence needed […]

The NCD Alliance announces the Second Global NCD Alliance Forum

The NCD Alliance announces the Second Global NCD Alliance Forum

19 September, 2016

The event is to be held from the 9-11 December 2017 under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint: the Founder and Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP). The forum co-hosted by NCD Alliance and Friends of Cancer Patients will be held in Sharjah UAE. The forum will focus on national and global […]

President Vázquez of Uruguay champions the NCD agenda

President Vázquez of Uruguay champions the NCD agenda

14 September, 2016

Yesterday in his address to the 71st United Nations General Assembly, Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez’s called on the global community to unify to tackle the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, non-communicable diseases (NCDs). “NCDs may not be dealt with in isolation; from this seat we invite all countries, governments and peoples to form […]

American Heart Association supports World Heart Day 2016

American Heart Association supports World Heart Day 2016

14 September, 2016

Thank you to World Heart Federation member AHA for all their incredible support of World Heart Day! View and share Yewande’s story To raise awareness of heart disease, take a look at this compelling film, produced by The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and #CentricTV, and share it In recognition of World Heart […]

The first High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development

31 August, 2016

  The first High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, supported by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has recently concluded at the UN Headquarters in New York. The forum, which ran from 11-20 July 2016, was attended by nearly 1,500 Member States and other stakeholders, including the NCD community. Its purpose was […]

WHO Consultation on Draft Updated Appendix 3

WHO Consultation on Draft Updated Appendix 3

27 August, 2016

On 25 August 2016, the World Heart Federation participated in a consultation on the recently updated draft of Appendix 3, held at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Appendix 3 is an annex to the WHO Global Action Plan on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) 2013-2020. The Appendix contains a list of policies to assist […]

World Heart Federation welcomes the launch of NCD Alliance Lanka

24 August, 2016

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been on a protracted rise in Sri Lanka to become the leading cause of disability, morbidity and mortality in the country: ‘In 2012, 65%-75% of in-patient deaths were due to NCDs.’ Source: NCD Alliance Lanka Strategic Plan. To drive the fight against NCDs, which includes cardiovascular disease (CVD), Sri Lanka has […]

World Humanitarian Day 2016

World Humanitarian Day 2016

23 August, 2016

19 August 2016 marked the 8th World Humanitarian Day, a United Nations initiative which celebrates humanitarian aid workers. This year, World Humanitarian Day focused on ‘Youth in Humanitarian Action’. This theme comes after the launch of the new ‘Global Compact for Young people in Humanitarian Action’ which was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in […]

Power your life on World Heart Day 2016

19 August, 2016

This World Heart Day, we want everyone to understand what they can do to fuel their hearts and power their lives. We’re sending out the message that your heart is at the heart of your health. And it’s easy to give it the care it deserves. Just a few simple steps such as eating more […]