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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 […]

Today is International Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day

26 January, 2018

Kawasaki Disease is predominantly a childhood illness though it can affect people of any age. Its cause is unknown. Kawasaki Disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Awareness of Kawasaki Disease is currently low and it is often mistaken for other common childhood illnesses, leading to misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. Children […]

World Heart Federation attends a press conference on the alarming situation of cholesterol in Spain with our members

22 January, 2018

Left to right: Dr Leopoldo Perez de la Isla, Dr Carlos Macaya, Prof David Wood, Dr Pedro Mata   On 18 January 2018, the World Heart Federation (WHF), together with its members the Spanish Heart Foundation (Fundación Española del Corazón – FEC) and the Spanish Society of Cardiology (Sociedad Espanola de Cardiologia – SEC), attended […]

Advocacy Webinar – 142nd WHO Executive Board Meeting

17 January, 2018

The WHF Advocacy Team recently recorded an informational webinar to provide a briefing on the 142nd Executive Board (EB) meeting, which will be held in Geneva from 22-27 January 2018. This webinar discusses changes to the organization of the EB, and key agenda items such as the WHO’s Draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work and […]

WCTOH Late Breaker Sessions announced

15 January, 2018

The World Congress on Tobacco or Health, which will be held on 7-9 March in Cape Town, South Africa, has announced its late breaker sessions, which showcase the latest research and innovations in tobacco control. Highlights include a session on New and Local Evidence to Advance Tobacco Control in Africa, which will be held on […]

NCDs and Physical Activity Top the Agenda at WHO Executive Board

11 January, 2018

At the upcoming 142nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB142), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) feature prominently on the agenda, as Member States look ahead to the third High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases. This meeting – to be held in New York City in […]

50th International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention

10 January, 2018

The International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, a member of the World Heart Federation, announces the 50th Ten-Day International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention to be held in June 17-29, Goa, India.  The seminar is co-hosted by Prof. Nikhil Tandon, Professor and Head of Endocrinology Department, All India Institute of […]

New study: Women more likely to die after a heart attack due to unequal treatment

10 January, 2018

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has found that women are up to three times more likely to die following a serious heart attack than men as a result of receiving unequal care and treatment. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the University of Leeds used data from […]

A look back on 2017 as we look forward to 2018

5 January, 2018

As we look forward to a busy and exciting 2018, we would like to share with you some of our highlights and achievements from 2017 in our fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD), also outlined in our End of Year Review. A number of successful meetings and events took place in 2017. The 2nd Global Summit […]