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Emerging leaders application process postponed until early 2017

14 August, 2016

Created in 2014, World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders is among the first international training programmes on cardiovascular implementation research. Its main objective is to build up capacity, professional development, mentorship, and networking of CVD Emerging Leaders (ELs) in 100 countries. Due to the success of the initial three cohorts of Emerging Leaders, which took place […]

World Heart Federation will be at the ESC Congress in Rome

14 August, 2016

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress will be held in Rome from the 27 to 31 August.  This year the spotlight is on ‘The Heart Team’, highlighting the importance of teamwork and interactions between all professionals and specialties involved in managing patients with cardiovascular disease. Visit us at booth Y323 The World Heart Federation […]

World Heart Federation update on WHO FENSA process

World Heart Federation update on WHO FENSA process

11 August, 2016

The World Heart Federation has produced an update on the WHO FENSA process, which we have been tracking with interest. FENSA stands for ‘Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors’; it is the WHO’s guiding policy for how it works with external organizations, including the World Heart Federation and its members. WHO Member States adopted a […]

WHF applauds Fiji’s tax increases on tobacco, alcohol and sugar sweetened beverages

WHF applauds Fiji’s tax increases on tobacco, alcohol and sugar sweetened beverages

11 August, 2016

As of 23 June 2016, the Government of Fiji has increased taxes on tobacco, alcohol and sugar sweetened beverages1.Tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diet are all targeted by these taxes and all lead to increased risk of developing NCDs2. The World Heart Federation commends the Ministry of Health’s decision to control these cardiovascular […]

WHO Regional Meetings: Overview

10 August, 2016

Throughout the coming months, the World Heart Federation will be sending representatives to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee Meetings, which are held to set regional policy and to approve budgets and programmes of work for each of the 6 WHO regions. Meeting annually from August – October, the six meetings each have a […]

WHF partners with Healthy Stadia on smoking cessation activities at Homeless World Cup

WHF partners with Healthy Stadia on smoking cessation activities at Homeless World Cup

21 July, 2016

The World Heart Federation and Healthy Stadia have recently worked together to implement tobacco control and smoking cessation interventions at the 2016 Homeless World Cup. Studies have revealed that while smoking prevalence amongst homeless populations can be over 70%, the desire to stop smoking is the same as non-homeless populations*. With this in mind, Healthy […]

Publication of WHO Country Capacity Survey

Publication of WHO Country Capacity Survey

21 July, 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new report, based on a survey which tracks progress on the four time-bound commitments agreed by Member States (countries) in 2014 to strengthen countries’ abilities to tackle NCDs. The Global Survey “Assessing National Capacity for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases” asked countries to provide information […]

WHF members lead the way in founding the Healthy India Alliance, the national NCD network for India

WHF members lead the way in founding the Healthy India Alliance, the national NCD network for India

15 July, 2016

n 2015, the NCD Alliance and World Health Organization organized a consultation of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from the South-East Asian Region in order to advance NCD prevention and control. The consultation led to the formation of the Healthy India Alliance, which will now aim to facilitate active participation of health and non-health CSOs in […]

It’s time to speak up – and sign on – to get health on the urban agenda

It’s time to speak up – and sign on – to get health on the urban agenda

15 July, 2016

The NCD Alliance has finalized a letter to the co-facilitators of Habitat III advocating for health to be given a bigger inclusion within the New Urban Agenda policy outcome document. The World Heart Federation has signed this letter and we also encourage our members to do so. Habitat III is the major global summit, formally […]

It’s time to speak up – and sign on – to get health on the urban agenda

15 July, 2016

The NCD Alliance has finalized a letter to the co-facilitators of Habitat III advocating for health to be given a bigger inclusion within the New Urban Agenda policy outcome document. The World Heart Federation has signed this letter and we also encourage our members to do so. Habitat III is the major global summit, formally […]

Resource effective strategies to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease

14 July, 2016

A new article just published in the American Heart Association’s Circulation journal reviews the current gaps in the prevention and management of CVD compared with the evidence (evidence-practice gaps), barriers to closing evidence-practice gaps, and targets for resource-effective interventions. The review is titled ‘Resource Effective Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cardiovascular Disease’ and is co-authored […]