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New CSPI report looks at soda industry tactics in low- and middle-income countries

New CSPI report looks at soda industry tactics in low- and middle-income countries

11 February, 2016

Released on 9 February, ‘Carbonating the World’ is a new report from the Center for Science in the Public interest (CSPI) that examines how the soda industry is borrowing tactics from the tobacco industry; looking to replace flagging sales of sugary drinks in the USA by targeting customers in low- and middle-income countries.   The […]

Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum launches today

Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum launches today

9 February, 2016

World Heart Federation member the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) International Committee, along with individuals and organizations from across the globe, have come together to create the Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum (GCNLF). Recognizing that nurses and nursing organizations are on the front lines of patient education, the primary goal of the GCLNF is to […]

Celebrate National Wear Red Day….today!

Celebrate National Wear Red Day….today!

5 February, 2016

Support World Heart Federation Strategic Partner the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign. Wear red and share your photos on Twitter using #GoRedWearRed.       Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can […]

WHF at the WHO Executive Board Meeting: a round-up of the week’s activities

WHF at the WHO Executive Board Meeting: a round-up of the week’s activities

29 January, 2016

World Heart Federation (WHF) Advocacy staff have spent the week at the World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva
Executive Board: 138th session. Here we bring you a brief summary of our activities from the week.   Statements on agenda items Across the week, we submitted four WHF statements and three joint statements with the Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance […]

WHF intervention on addressing the global shortage of medicines, and safety and access of children’s medicines at the WHO Executive Board Meeting

WHF intervention on addressing the global shortage of medicines, and safety and access of children’s medicines at the WHO Executive Board Meeting

29 January, 2016

On 28 January, World Heart Federation’s Alastair White delivered a statement on the Health Systems agenda item at the 138th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board in Geneva.   The WHF statement he delivered focused on how reducing global shortages of essential medicines will require innovative solutions to ensure accessibility, affordability and adherence. […]

We have a moral, social and economic responsibility to consign RHD to the history books

We have a moral, social and economic responsibility to consign RHD to the history books

28 January, 2016

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a disease of the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities and its widespread neglect has caused untold human suffering.   Johanna Ralston, CEO, World Heart Federation RHD is a form of cardiovascular disease (CVD) that affects over 32 million people around the world and claims 275,000 lives every year. It most […]

WHF intervention on Migrant Health at the WHO Executive Board Meeting

WHF intervention on Migrant Health at the WHO Executive Board Meeting

28 January, 2016

On 28 January, World Heart Federation’s Alastair White delivered a statement on the Migrant Health agenda item at the 138th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board in Geneva. The WHF statement he delivered focused on how delivering high quality, timely health care to migrants, refugees and displaced populations is perhaps the most stringent […]

American Heart Association releases statement on WHO ECHO report

American Heart Association releases statement on WHO ECHO report

28 January, 2016

American Heart Association releases statement on WHO ECHO report   The following statement on the new WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) report is from Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, which is a Strategic Partner of the World Heart Federation. “Nations around the world should view the ECHO report as a […]

WHF intervention on the Global Strategy on Women, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health at the WHO Executive Board Meeting

WHF intervention on the Global Strategy on Women, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health at the WHO Executive Board Meeting

28 January, 2016

On 27 January, American Heart Association Vice President Dr Kathryn Taubert delivered a statement on the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health agenda item at the 138th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board in Geneva. Dr Kathryn Taubert in red   The World Heart Federation (WHF) statement she delivered focused on our […]

WHF CEO quoted in Wall Street Journal and British Medical Journal

WHF CEO quoted in Wall Street Journal and British Medical Journal

26 January, 2016

Both journals covered the launch of the report on 25 January by the World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO).   As major contributors to the ECHO report, World Heart Federation (WHF) was delighted to contribute to this essential global media coverage, with CEO Johanna Ralston quoted as follows: Wall Street Journal […]

Member of the Month: Nepal Heart Foundation

Member of the Month: Nepal Heart Foundation

26 January, 2016

with Dr. Prakash Raj Regmi, Program Director and Past President   A new monthly feature, our Member of the Month profiles the amazing achievements of World Heart Federation Members across the globe.   Established in 1988, the Nepal Heart Foundation (NHF) is a non-governmental organization working with a network of 65 district branches across the […]