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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 […]

RHD Action Press Release: Uganda RHD Stakeholders’ Meeting

2 November, 2017

On 2-3 November 2017 RHD Action – of which World Heart Federation is a founding member – co-organized the Uganda RHD Stakeholders’ Meeting at the Protea Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. This event is hosted alongside the Ministry of Health of Uganda, Uganda Heart Institute (UHI), Children’s National Health System, and Case Western Reserve University. In […]

WHF attends the 43rd Congress of Cardiology in Argentina hosted by the Argentine Society of Cardiology

1 November, 2017

The Argentine Society of Cardiology (SAC) celebrated its 80 years at the 43rd Congress of Cardiology in Argentina held from 19-21 October 2017.  At the congress, the WHF was represented by President David Wood, Board Member Daniel Piñeiro and Senior Science Advisor Pablo Perel. The Congress was based on research and case studies of medical […]

Today is World Stroke Day

29 October, 2017

The World Stroke Organization, a membership organization representing over 55,000 professionals and many more stroke patients worldwide, has today called for urgent action to prevent stroke. The call, made in advance of World Stroke Day on the 29th October, comes in response to new data that shows stroke was responsible for over 116 million years […]

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WHF participates in the 28th Great Wall International Cardiology Conference 2017 (GW-ICC)

26 October, 2017

  The 28th Great Wall International Cardiology Conference (GW-ICC) which took place 12-15 October 2017 in Beijing, China, was attended by WHF Board Member Daniel Piñeiro and Dr Nooshin Bazargani. This conference was jointly organized by more than 20 domestic and international cardiovascular academic organizations, covered 13 academic fields, 18 types of sessions, nearly 60 […]

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WHF African Summit presentations & summary now available

26 October, 2017

The World Heart Federation African Summit on Best Practices and Access to Care was held in Khartoum, Sudan on 10 and 11 October 2017 in collaboration with the Pan African Society of Cardiology, African Heart Network and Sudan Heart Society. The Summit provided a forum to mobilize the medical community and where politicians, policy makers […]

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NCDs Top of the Agenda at WHO Regional Meetings

24 October, 2017

The urgent need for measures to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) was at the top of the agenda at the recent sessions of two WHO Regional Committees – the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) and Western Pacific (WPRO). At the WPRO Regional Meeting in Brisbane, RHD Action – an initiative co-founded by the World Heart Federation […]

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A message from our President a week away from World Stroke Day

23 October, 2017

David Wood, President, World Heart Federation talks about the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health and the importance of uniting in prevention with its Coalition members which includes the World Stroke Organization. Visit our President’s blog post on the occasion of World Stroke Day, October 29

WHO Director-General rescinds Goodwill Ambassador appointment

23 October, 2017

The WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom made a statement rescinding his appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa. “Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa. As a result I […]

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Civil society statement on appointment of President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa

21 October, 2017

On 18-20 October 2017, the President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay Tabaré Vazquez and WHO convened 400 delegates from across governments, UN agencies, civil society and the private sector in Montevideo for the WHO Global Conference on NCDs. The Conference was an important demonstration of political leadership on NCDs and is a crucial milestone […]

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Governments commit to reduce suffering and deaths from noncommunicable diseases

19 October, 2017

18 October 2017 | Montevideo – Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world today committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the world’s leading killers. Governments endorsed the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development […]