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Parties fighting global tobacco epidemic outline a path toward saving more lives, work needed to make it permanent

Parties fighting global tobacco epidemic outline a path toward saving more lives, work needed to make it permanent

5 November, 2016

NEW DELHI, 12 November 2016 – Parties to the global tobacco control treaty now possess the outline of a path toward faster implementation at country level of the lifesaving measures in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control*, despite mixed results from six days of negotiations. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention […]

Hundreds of children screened for RHD in Egypt on the occasion of World Heart Day

Hundreds of children screened for RHD in Egypt on the occasion of World Heart Day

4 November, 2016

To mark World Heart Day, over two hundred children and adults were screened for rheumatic heart disease in Asmarat, a suburb of Cairo, Egypt. The echocardiography screenings formed part of Egypt’s Rheumatic Fever / Rheumatic Heart Disease (RF/RHD) Prevention and Control Programme, and marked the beginning of efforts to screen schoolchildren for RHD throughout the […]

WHF at the WHO Global Dialogue Meeting, Mauritius, 19-21 October

WHF at the WHO Global Dialogue Meeting, Mauritius, 19-21 October

14 October, 2016

WHF President-Elect, Prof David Wood, and WHF Director of Policy & Advocacy, Jeremiah Mwangi, will next week be participating in the WHO Global Dialogue Meeting on the role of non-State actors in supporting Member States in their national efforts to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The meeting […]

WHF attends the 63rd WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

10 October, 2016

From 3-6 October, the World Heart Federation was delighted to participate in the 63rd session of the WHO Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. 22 countries – known as Member States – participated in the meeting, which was held in Cairo, Egypt. The World Heart Federation (WHF) was represented by Alastair White, Advocacy Assistant […]

WHF attends the 63rd WHO Regional Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

10 October, 2016

From 3-6 October, the World Heart Federation was delighted to participate in the 63rd session of the WHO Committee Meeting for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. 22 countries – known as Member States – participated in the meeting, which was held in Cairo, Egypt. The World Heart Federation (WHF) was represented by Alastair White, Advocacy Assistant […]

WHF Emerging Leaders TEXTCARE program chosen as 2016 Global Impact Challenge finalist

WHF Emerging Leaders TEXTCARE program chosen as 2016 Global Impact Challenge finalist

4 October, 2016

VOTE NOW TEXTCARE is a personalised text messaging program designed to support people with a whole range of chronic diseases. It uses complex algorithms to deliver SMS’s such as encouraging people to take their medications as prescribed, to stop smoking, take up exercise or eat more healthily. They cost just 10 cents a message. As […]

BHF urges people to use Heart Age Tool to find out their risk of heart attack and stroke this World Heart Day

BHF urges people to use Heart Age Tool to find out their risk of heart attack and stroke this World Heart Day

29 September, 2016

To mark World Heart Day, the BHF, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS Choices (NHSC) are encouraging people to use an innovative online tool to find out how old their heart is and know their cardiovascular risk. The older a person’s heart age, the higher their risk of a cardiovascular event, such as a stroke […]

New International Diabetes Federation report on diabetes and CVD launches on World Heart Day

New International Diabetes Federation report on diabetes and CVD launches on World Heart Day

29 September, 2016

On World Heart Day, the International Diabetes Federation in Belgium has released a new report on diabetes and heart disease. The report examines the information available on the world-wide impact of diabetes and heart disease and offers impactful solutions to deal with the problem. The International Diabetes Federation calls on governments to instigate the following […]

WHF launches its World Heart Day global policy call

WHF launches its World Heart Day global policy call

23 September, 2016

The call to policymakers and governments was made at 5pm on 22 September by WHF at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Hearts Initiative meeting and comes one week ahead of World Heart Day 2016. WHF points to three practical steps that policymakers can take to collect reliable data which will provide the evidence needed […]

The NCD Alliance announces the Second Global NCD Alliance Forum

The NCD Alliance announces the Second Global NCD Alliance Forum

19 September, 2016

The event is to be held from the 9-11 December 2017 under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint: the Founder and Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP). The forum co-hosted by NCD Alliance and Friends of Cancer Patients will be held in Sharjah UAE. The forum will focus on national and global […]

President Vázquez of Uruguay champions the NCD agenda

President Vázquez of Uruguay champions the NCD agenda

14 September, 2016

Yesterday in his address to the 71st United Nations General Assembly, Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez’s called on the global community to unify to tackle the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, non-communicable diseases (NCDs). “NCDs may not be dealt with in isolation; from this seat we invite all countries, governments and peoples to form […]