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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 […]

Support World Kidney Disease Day on Thursday 9 March

7 March, 2017

    This year World Kidney Day is putting the spotlight on obesity, a potent risk factor for the development of kidney disease. Obesity is also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease: the World Health Organization Global Action Plan Target for obesity aims for a 0% rise by 2025. The relation between kidney disease and […]

European Healthy Stadia Conference 2017: 27 April, Emirates Stadium, London

7 March, 2017

  The initial programme of speaker organisations has been released for the European Healthy Stadia Conference, which will be held on 27 April at Emirates Stadium (London), home of Arsenal FC.  This will be the fourth international conference held by World Heart Federation partner Healthy Stadia, and is now considered the principal symposium for professionals […]

ACC 65th Annual Scientific Sessions, Chicago, 2-4 April

7 March, 2017

Attended by cardiovascular professionals from around the world, the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 65th Sienctific Sessions and Expo promises to be an exciting opportunity for learning, sharing and networking. Come and visit the World Heart Federation at booth 3082. World Health Day 2016 takes place on 7 April with a focus on beating diabetes […]

Emerging Leaders KOMPLY project impacts on smoke-free compliance in Uganda

9 February, 2017

World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders project team is evaluating local compliance with national smoke-free law. The Ugandan government, which is now being sued by the tobacco industry, will be using the KOMPLY team’s data to support the fight to uphold smoke-free law in the country.   Watch out for more news on this story. About […]