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President David Wood speaks about the WHF as its 40th anniversary approaches

23 November, 2017

As the World Heart Federation prepares to mark its 40th anniversary in 2018, President David Wood speaks to the European Heart Journal about the WHF’s growing international reach and its dynamic leadership that will continue to drive the global fight against CVD in the years ahead. Read the full article on the European Heart Journal 

WHF and Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery hold a Cholesterol roundtable in Colombia

22 November, 2017

On November 16, 2017, the World Heart Federation, Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología), Ministry of Health, and Academy & Civil Society of Colombia convened and committed to take decisive actions to decrease by 7,000 the number of myocardial infarctions per year by 2025 in Colombia, resulting in a 25% […]

WHF participates in a Special Session of the WHO Executive Board

21 November, 2017

WHO Headquarters during the Sixty-eight World Health Assembly, Palais des Nations, Geneva. Photo by Violaine Martin. From 22-23 November 2017, the World Heart Federation will participate in a Special Session of the WHO Executive Board, held in Geneva, Switzerland. This additional meeting has been convened by WHO to discuss the Draft 13th General Programme of […]

50th anniversary of the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant

17 November, 2017

From the 2-4 December an event will take place in Cape Town, South Africa to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant. Fifty years ago, on 3 December 1967, the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant was performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. This was, and probably […]

Call for input: NCD Alliance advocacy priorities for the 2018 High-Level Meeting on NCDs

16 November, 2017

The 2018 United Nations High-level Meeting on NCDs (UN HLM), which will likely take place in September at the UN Headquarters in New York, will be the third High-level Meeting on NCDs. The meeting provides a platform for governments to review progress made since the 2011 Political Declaration on NCDs and the 2014 Outcome Document […]

Listen to my Heart – Patient Awareness Event in Kampala

16 November, 2017

On 1st November 2017, the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) Rheumatic Heart Disease Support Group and RHD Action – of which the World Heart Federation is a founding member – hosted an interactive event entitled ‘Listen to my Heart’ at the Mulago Guest House in Kampala, Uganda. Attended by people living with rheumatic heart disease (PLWRHD), […]

RHD Action Co-organizes RHD Stakeholder Meeting in Uganda

16 November, 2017

“RHD is a big problem here – it causes a lot of mortality. We have convened this meeting to find a way forward”, said Dr Emmy Okello, an interventional cardiologist at the Uganda Heart Institute, in his opening remarks to the RHD Uganda Stakeholders’ Meeting. Taking place from 2-3 November 2017 at the Protea Hotel […]

WHF at the AHA Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California

15 November, 2017

AHA Scientific Sessions 2017 were held in Anaheim (California), USA, from November 11–15, aiming to provide a blueprint to the future of cardiovascular science and medicine. The World Heart Federation was present with a booth and held a reception on the evening of November 12.  The reception was attended by 80 guests, bringing together our […]

CVD prevention initiative in Patagonia, Argentina

13 November, 2017

Dr César Berenstein, a renowned cardiologist belonging to the Argentine Cardiology Society (WHF member) has recently embarked in an inspirational initiative related to CVD prevention. Since 2015 Dr Berenstein lives in the city EL Bolsón, located in the mountain chain of Río Negro province, Patagonia Argentina. It is part of an area known as Comarca […]

WHF attends the 30th Mexican Congress of Cardiology

9 November, 2017

From left to right: Jesús González (substituting Pablo Kuri Morales), WHF Board Member Daniel Piñeiro, José Luis Moragrega Adame, Prakash Deedwania and Fernando Petersen The XXX Mexican Congress was held in Guadalajara, Jalisco from 2-5 November 2017.  The scientific program included the main national and international cardiology societies, as well as renowned opinion leaders in […]

Improving physical activity in children: WHF collaborates in the Children in the City programme

2 November, 2017

The majority of European children are not meeting the recommended level of physical activity, putting their health and heart at risk. The World Heart Federation conducted the “Children in the City” pilot programme to encourage children living in urban areas to be more active and keep a healthy heart, as part of our partnership with […]