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Global Hearts Initiative partner organizations meet in Geneva

6 April, 2018

In March 2018, representatives from agencies supporting the Global Hearts Initiative to Reduce Heart Attacks and Strokes, including the World Heart Federation, met in Geneva to discuss progress and opportunities for further advancement. Participants convened by the World Health Organization included the American Heart Association, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Center for […]

Exciting 2018 campaign launched by the Inter-American Society of Cardiology “For the American heart”

3 April, 2018

The Inter-American Society of Cardiology (SIAC), as a result of specific instructions of its member Societies, has drawn up a strategy destined to the Community.  Its clear purpose is to positively influence the decrease of the cardiovascular disabilities and deaths in the American Region and consequently contributing to the achievement of the proposal 25 x […]

The World Heart Federation and the Philippine Heart Association hold Cholesterol roundtable in the Philippines

3 April, 2018

On 3-4 March, the World Heart Federation and the Philippine Heart Association convened a multi-stakeholder group of experts and speakers in cardiology, neurology and family medicine to identify roadblocks to and solutions for better management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cholesterol at patient, physician and health care system levels in the Philippines. The speakers and […]

Accelerating Solutions to Hypertension Management in Kenya

3 April, 2018

On 21 March, the World Heart Federation and our member the Kenya Cardiac Society held a roundtable on Accelerating Solutions to Hypertension Management at the Crowne Plaza in Nairobi. The roundtable brought together energetic speakers and engaged participants from the Ministry of Health & county health directorates, primary health care, civil society, the private sector, […]

1st African Heart Network Meeting will be held in Tunisia

27 March, 2018

The African Heart Network will host its first meeting on 29-31 March in Sousse, Tunisia, in collaboration with the Tunisian Heart Foundation. This meeting is an international symposium focusing on the prevention of cardiovascular disease in Africa. The World Heart Federation has provided grants for ten individuals from eight different African countries to attend and […]

WHF participates in the ACC Scientific Sessions

16 March, 2018

The World Heart Federation participated in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions in Orlando (Florida), USA, this past 10-12 March, where top experts from around the world came together to discuss and debate the latest science and information on cardiology and cardiovascular health. The WHF booth attracted attendees from all corners of the […]

‘Nursing Now’ campaign launched

14 March, 2018

The International Council of Nurses (ICN), a member of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, recently helped launch the Nursing Now campaign, a three-year global initiative which aims to raise the status and profile of nursing to improve health and enable nurses to maximize their contributions to ensuring that everyone everywhere has access to health […]

Special Session on CVD and tobacco at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health

13 March, 2018

The World Heart Federation and World Health Organization hosted a Special Session at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health on Friday, which focused on the important link between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and tobacco and highlighted World No Tobacco Day 2018 as a key opportunity for the CVD community to boost its advocacy efforts on tobacco control. Cardiovascular […]

Tobacco Atlas 2018 launched at World Conference on Tobacco or Health

13 March, 2018

  The sixth edition of the Tobacco Atlas, published by the American Cancer Society, was launched last week at the 2018 World Conference on Tobacco or Health in South Africa, on a continent that is a principal target of the tobacco industry’s vigorous efforts to recruit new users. The book is published as a companion to the […]

A call to action on World Kidney Day!

8 March, 2018

As the incidence of Chronic Kidney Disease escalates, investing in preventive measures on a governmental level and educating the public and the medical community has never been more important. To achieve this goal, the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundation have partnered with the Taskforce on Women and Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to develop a policy […]

International Women’s Day 2018

8 March, 2018

Today is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as a global call to action for accelerating gender equality. When it comes to heart disease, women are still being left behind. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association earlier this year found that women […]