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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 […]

WHF intervention on FENSA at the WHO Executive Board Meeting

WHF intervention on FENSA at the WHO Executive Board Meeting

26 January, 2016

On 26 January, World Heart Federation’s Joanna Markbreiter delivered a statement on the Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA) agenda item at the 138th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board in Geneva. Advocacy Officer Joanna Markbreiter, center   The WHF statement she delivered focused on the lack of clarity on WHO’s engagement with […]

Ending childhood obesity

Ending childhood obesity

25 January, 2016

The ECHO report highlights that the greatest risk to progress on childhood obesity is that governments and other actors will fail to take ownership, leadership and the necessary actions. Download the WHO ECHO report here. Obesity in children is associated with increased risk of premature onset of heart disease, which makes preventing childhood obesity a […]

Heart health on the agenda at the World Economic Forum

Heart health on the agenda at the World Economic Forum

22 January, 2016

Heart health continues to be on the agenda, including at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland (20-23 January), where non-communicable diseases in general are part of several high-profile sessions In 2010 the WEF listed NCDs as one of the top global risks, which helped to push NCDs up on the global health agenda.  Now […]

Johanna Ralston talks about the relationship between the NCD Alliance and World Heart Federation

Johanna Ralston talks about the relationship between the NCD Alliance and World Heart Federation

22 January, 2016

Johanna Ralston is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Heart Federation and Vice Chair of the NCD (non-communicable disease) Alliance.   “The NCD Alliance was founded by the World Heart Federation, the Union for International Cancer Control and the International Diabetes Federation, in 2009.  In 2010 we also invited The Union to join, to […]

Time to take tobacco dependence treatment seriously

Time to take tobacco dependence treatment seriously

21 January, 2016

Published in The Lancet on 20 January, an article titled ‘Time to take tobacco dependence treatment seriously’ states that tobacco addiction poses one of the largest public health threats to the global population.   Article authors Professors Martin Raw, Judith Mackay and Srinath Reddy (past World Heart Federation President), note that relatively simple, effective cessation […]

Only a few days left for early WCC 2016 registration rates!

Only a few days left for early WCC 2016 registration rates!

20 January, 2016

Remember, early registration closes 27 January. Secure your place for the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016 at your lowest rate by registering now.   Join the debate on cardiovascular health and politics Monday 6 June, WCC 2016 Add your voice on “Can we reach the WHO targets”, with Dr Douglas Bettcher, Director […]

Children in the City campaign goes to Slovenia

20 January, 2016

In early January, World Heart Federation member the Slovenian Heart Foundation agreed to implement the Children in the City campaign, which has been developed by the World Heart Federation (WHF) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).   The first phase of the campaign in Slovenia will focus on conducting surveys to identify barriers […]