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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 […]

New global partnership with Manulife will bolster CVD awareness

25 April, 2017

Today, we are pleased to announce the start of a new partnership with Manulife, the leading international financial services group that operates as John Hancock in the USA. Through the course of the partnership we will focus on working together to bolster awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to increase CVD prevention efforts.   Commenting […]

A Voice for the Invisible Child

19 April, 2017

In its report, A Voice for the Invisible Child, Children’s HeartLink calls for the needs of children with heart disease to be included in efforts to strengthen health systems around the word. The call, which is echoed in The Lancet, specifies that priorities must be made to build a pediatric cardiac workforce, collect data on CHD […]

WHF appoints new CEO

4 April, 2017

  Jean-Luc Eiselé takes over as World Heart Federation Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 May 2017 David Wood, World Heart Federation (WHF) President, comments: “I am pleased to inform you that Jean-Luc Eiselé (MSc, PhD) has been offered and accepted the position of WHF Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 May 2017. “Jean-Luc is […]

Advocacy training webinar – essential preparation for the road to the 2018 UN High-Level Meeting

13 March, 2017

We recently hosted a webinar focused on our latest advocacy resource for members: CVD Advocacy Toolkit: The Road to 2018. In case you missed it, we invite you to listen a recorded session. If you have any questions, or would like to share your advocacy experience on the webinar, please contact WHF’s Policy & Advocacy […]

World Heart Federation President Salim Yusuf leads Hope-3 trials on the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.

8 March, 2017

The research team from the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences have identified three simple methods to prevent heart attacks and stroke, in a study of more than 12,000 patients from 21 countries. “These are incredibly important findings with potential for significant global impact,” said Dr. Salim Yusuf, principal […]

#TimeToTackleRHD – Join the campaign for a WHO Resolution on rheumatic heart disease

7 March, 2017

he World Heart Federation is advocating for a global commitment on rheumatic heart disease from countries at the World Health Organization. We have launched the #TimeToTackleRHD campaign as we believe that RHD has been ignored by global decision-makers for too long. We are calling for your support in this process – you can download the Starter […]