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Lancet publishes study on inequalities in the use of secondary prevention of CVD

19 February, 2018

The latest edition of the Lancet (March 2018) includes a study entitled ‘Inequalities in the use of secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease by socioeconomic status: evidence from the PURE observational study’, which presents the first country-specific data on inequalities in use of secondary prevention for CVD in countries at all levels of development and in […]

CVD champion Dr Sania Nishtar will co-chair WHO Commission on NCDs

16 February, 2018

The World Heart Federation is thrilled to announce that CVD champion and former WHF board member Dr Sania Nishtar will be serving as a co-chair on the newly announced World Health Organization (WHO) Independent Global High-level Commission on NCDs. The commission is comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and […]

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica calls for tax on sugar-sweetened beverages during Heart Month

12 February, 2018

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), a member of the World Heart Federation, has joined several other countries in celebrating Heart Month this February. In line with this year’s theme of Healthy Nutrition: Know Your Labels, HFJ has been focusing on the marketing of unhealthy products to children in Jamaica, and pushing for a tax […]

Emerging Leader Salim Virani to speak at ACC Scientific Sessions

12 February, 2018

Salim S. Virani, MD, Ph.D., from our 2017 Emerging Leaders cohort, is an Associate Professor in the Cardiovascular Research Section at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He will be attending the ACC Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida and will actively participate in the sessions. If you are planning to attend the ACC Scientific […]

African heart health advocates alongside WHF's Karen Sliwa and Jean-Luc Eisele

WHF African Summit summarized in the European Heart Journal

12 February, 2018

The European Heart Journal, the official general cardiology journal of our members the European Society of Cardiology, has published in its latest edition an article summarizing the WHF African Summit, which was held in Khartoum, Sudan on 10 and 11 October 2017 in collaboration with the Pan African Society of Cardiology, African Heart Network and […]

Renewal of WHF’s Official Relations Status with WHO

6 February, 2018

On 26 January, following a review, the World Heart Federation’s Official Relations status with the World Health Organization (WHO) was renewed by the 142nd session of the Executive Board. According to WHO, ‘Official Relations’ status indicates that an organization’s activities are in ‘conformity with the spirit, purposes and principles of WHO’s Constitution’, and ‘contribute significantly […]

WHF Emerging Leader Sandeep Kishore named as a member of The National Academy of Medicine’s first Emerging Leaders Forum

WHF Emerging Leader Sandeep Kishore named as a member of The National Academy of Medicine’s first Emerging Leaders Forum

6 February, 2018

Newswise — (NEW YORK — February 1, 2018)  Sandeep Kishore, MD, PhD, Associate Director, The Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been named as a member of The National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM’s) first Emerging Leaders Forum. NAM’s Emerging Leaders Forum began in 2016 to increase the NAM’s […]

Summary and outcome of the 142nd session of the WHO Executive Board

2 February, 2018

WHF recently attended the 142nd session of the Executive Board Meeting in Geneva. Below you will find a brief overview of some of the key outcomes of the meeting. Agenda Item 3.1: Draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work WHO Member States adopted a Resolution which recommended the Draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW13) for […]

WHF to host CVD Special Session at World Conference on Tobacco or Health

2 February, 2018

The World Heart Federation will host a Special Session at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health on 9 March at 12.20pm, which will focus on the link between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and tobacco. The goal of this session is to demonstrate the role that the CVD community can play in tobacco control and to mobilise […]

World Conference on Tobacco or Health scientific programme announced

1 February, 2018

The scientific programme of the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa on 7-9 March, has been announced. The programme will feature breaking research on e-cigarettes, the impact of tobacco point-of-sale display bans, the growing trend towards flavoured cigarettes and the financial impact of smoking on economies […]

Emerging Leaders co-author paper on WHO List of Essential Medicines for CVD

31 January, 2018

The latest issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, features an article entitled Modernizing the World Health Organization List of Essential Medicines for Preventing and Controlling Cardiovascular Diseases, which is co-authored by two Emerging Leaders, Sandeep Kishore and Rajesh Vedanthan, as well as Emerging Leaders Senior Program Advisor and Associate Professor of […]