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UK announces plans for sugar tax to be implemented in 2017

UK announces plans for sugar tax to be implemented in 2017

18 March, 2016

Yesterday, UK Chancellor of the Exchequor George Osborne announced plans for a sugar tax to be introduced in 2015, with the £520 million levy to be spent on doubling the amount of money spent in schools. “The World Heart Federation supports the increased taxes on the foods and beverages that can lead to obesity, which […]

WHF Policy and Advocacy team visit Ethiopia to help find solutions for RHD in Africa

WHF Policy and Advocacy team visit Ethiopia to help find solutions for RHD in Africa

15 March, 2016

On 05-07 March, the World Heart Federation’s (WHF) Policy and Advocacy team travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to take part in the 4th All Africa Workshop on Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease. The Policy and Advocacy team and WHF member Elizabeth Gatumia (Kenyan-Heart National Foundation) stand next to the ratified AU Communiqué on […]

Working with our partners and continental members to achieve 25by25

11 March, 2016

Today, the World Heart Federation’s first Partner and Continental Councils Joint Retreat takes place in London, with a focus on how we can best work together to achieve our overall goal of a 25% reduction in premature CVD mortality by 2025.     During the day we will be discussing three broad areas: • The […]

Announcing our new cohort of Emerging Leaders 2016

Announcing our new cohort of Emerging Leaders 2016

10 March, 2016

Next week, our new Emerging Leaders 2016 take part in their first Think Tank Seminar in Bangalore, India, with a focus on tobacco.   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 […]

BHF celebrate No Smoking Day in the UK

BHF celebrate No Smoking Day in the UK

10 March, 2016

World Heart Federation member the British Heart Foundation started the No Smoking Day campaign in 1983. This year the event took place, yesterday, on 9 March and raised a number of questions regarding e-cigarettes.   Tobacco use, which is completely avoidable, and exposure to secondhand smoke kills 6 million people a year. As one of […]

WCC 2016 latest news: opening ceremony announced and finalized list of abstract

WCC 2016 latest news: opening ceremony announced and finalized list of abstract

4 March, 2016

With the date for the biggest gathering of global stakeholders with an interest in heart health fast approaching, now is the time to book your place to attend the World Heart Federation’s official Congress: World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016, 4-7 June, Mexico City. WCC 2016 opening ceremony: where political advocacy meets the […]

WHF invites African journalists to apply to become the official WCC 2016 Africa correspondent

WHF invites African journalists to apply to become the official WCC 2016 Africa correspondent

4 March, 2016

To showcase the research and innovation profiled at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health (WCC 2016) as widely as possible, we are once again holding a competition open to African journalists with an active interest in health and cardiovascular disease (CVD).   WCC 2016 (the official Congress of the World Heart Federation), brings […]

New research finds 10% drop in price of fruit and vegetables could prevent 515,000 heart-related deaths

New research finds 10% drop in price of fruit and vegetables could prevent 515,000 heart-related deaths

2 March, 2016

The research was led by Dr. Thomas Gaziano (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School) and presented at WHF member the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions in Phoenix, Arizona on 1 March.   The researchers developed a computer model that predicted the following could happen if a 10% drop in the price […]

New tobacco-free stadia guidelines launched by Healthy Stadia

New tobacco-free stadia guidelines launched by Healthy Stadia

1 March, 2016

The European Healthy Stadia Network has published a set of new guidance materials to help sports organisations implement effective tobacco control policies at sports stadia. Developed in close consultation with venue managers, security managers and tobacco control experts from the World Heart Federation, the guidelines were officially launched to UEFA’s 54 member associations at the […]

Member of the Month: Billion Hearts Beating

Member of the Month: Billion Hearts Beating

23 February, 2016

with Dr Ravneet Singh, Chief Operating Officer   A new monthly feature, our Member of the Month profiles the amazing achievements of World Heart Federation Members across the globe. Billion Hearts Beating Foundation (BHB) is a not-for-profit organization that came into existence on 28 April 2010. Working to increase awareness and prevention of heart disease […]

WHO Global Meeting of National NCD Programme Managers and Directors

WHO Global Meeting of National NCD Programme Managers and Directors

18 February, 2016

The World Heart Federation took a strong delegation to the First WHO Global Meeting of National NCD Programme Managers and Directors, held from 15-17 February at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The purpose of the meeting was to enable in-country NCD focal points to exchange best practices on how to reduce the burden […]