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Health Organizations Host Forum on Innovation and the Health Care Workforce

20 September, 2023

In conjunction with the UN General Assembly, the American College of Cardiology, NCD Alliance and World Heart Federation, with support from Viatris, bring together leading experts on using innovation and technology to support the health workforce in managing noncommunicable and chronic diseases NEW YORK (Sep 20, 2023) – The American College of Cardiology (ACC), NCD […]

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World Heart Federation partners with IQNITER to promote heart health

11 September, 2023

The World Heart Federation (WHF) and IQNITER are joining forces to advance heart health awareness on the occasion of World Heart Day, celebrated annually on September 29. This dynamic collaboration is driven by IQNITER’s provision of an innovative and convenient tool designed to propel the “Use Heart” movement, aligning with WHF’s mission to achieve cardiovascular […]

Argentine Society of Cardiology: The role of agroecology in cardioecology’s vision

4 September, 2023

The document of the World Heart Federation “World Heart Vision 2030” states: “Our global vision is to create healthy environments for cardiovascular health, connecting planetary health and cardiovascular health. Elements such as climate change, the way we produce and consume food, the quality of the air we breathe and of the water we drink”. (1) […]

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World Heart Grants 2023 Winners Announced

31 August, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the 17 WHF Member organizations that have been selected to receive a World Heart Grant this year. Funded programmes support campaigns promoting World Heart Day, as well as an initiative raising awareness about the link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease, and a project aiming at preventing tobacco use and […]

Mortality, Cardiovascular Disease, and Long COVID: Insights from WHF Study Presented at ESC Congress 2023

26 August, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted early the critical importance of understanding the virus’s impact on various organ systems, including the heart. Early research showed that individuals with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions were at a heightened risk of severe illness and mortality from COVID-19. However, the long-term effects of COVID-19, particularly in those who were hospitalized, have remained […]

Call to Action on Addressing the Global Burden of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases

11 August, 2023

On 27 August 2023, the global pediatric and adult congenital cardiac community will gather in Washington, D.C., at the 8th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. Ahead of this meeting, the community has issued an urgent call to action for all governments, all health and development agencies, and the world research and academic […]

World Heart Federation welcomes landmark decision to include polypill in WHO Model List of Essential Medicines

28 July, 2023

Following a concerted campaign by cardiovascular health advocates, led by the World Heart Federation, the World Health Organization announced yesterday that the ‘polypill’ has been added to the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines (EML). This landmark decision represents a significant step in the global effort to combat cardiovascular disease. Fixed-dose combinations of […]

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World Heart Federation Partners with Philips Foundation to Provide Half a Million Children at Risk of Rheumatic Heart Disease with Access to Life-Saving Early Detection

19 July, 2023

Geneva/Singapore July 19, 2023:  The World Heart Federation (WHF) and Philips Foundation announced today a ground-breaking partnership to promote awareness, medical training as well as early diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) in Asia Pacific (APAC). The partnership, which will start in the Philippines, aims to provide over half a million Filipino children […]

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2023 Emerging Leaders cohort announced

30 June, 2023

The 2023 Emerging Leaders cohort, which includes candidates from 19 countries across 5 continents, has been announced. The World Heart Federation created the WHF Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease globally. The Programme, designed by […]

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World No Tobacco Day 2023: Hearts need food, not tobacco

31 May, 2023

In line with the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day campaign, the World Heart Federation encourages everyone everywhere to adopt a healthier lifestyle. A healthy diet is essential to the prevention and reduction of heart disease and many of its associated risk factors. The daily consumption of nutritious foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, […]

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Addressing the health impacts of air pollution at #WHA76

29 May, 2023

This is a statement led by the World Heart Federation at the 76th World Health Assembly on Agenda Item 16.3 Social determinants of health. We applaud Member States for their recognition of pollution as a health risk factor and for seeking to take decisive action through this proposed resolution. Unfortunately, recognition of fossil fuels among […]