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WHF EB 140 Statement: Promoting Migrant Health

1 February, 2017

On Tuesday 31 January, World Heart Federation’s Alastair White delivered a statement under the Health Systems agenda item at the 140th Session of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland.   The statement was made during discussions on Agenda Item 8.7 – Promoting the Health of Migrants – and addressed: The burden of NCDs among […]

EB140 Q&A on the Global Shortage of Essential Medicines and Vaccines

27 January, 2017

On 26 January, Professor Kathryn Taubert delivered a statement during discussions on the Global Shortage of Essential Medicines and Vaccines at the 140th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board (or ‘EB 140’) in Geneva.     The World Heart Federation statement she delivered focused on: Patient needs for CVD medicines, especially in LMICs […]

Today is international Kawasaki Disease Day

26 January, 2017

26 January is International Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day: a day dedicated to promoting Kawasaki Disease, understanding its symptoms and driving the urgent need for early diagnosis to save children’s hearts   Kawasaki Disease primarily affects young children at disease onset, though it can affect people at any age. The impacts of Kawasaki Disease for many […]

RHD confirmed for discussion at EB 141

23 January, 2017

During today’s very first session of the 140th WHO Executive Board, it has been confirmed that rheumatic heart disease (RHD) shall be included as an Agenda Item at EB 141 in May 2017. RHD confirmed for discussion at EB 141 During today’s very first session of the 140th WHO Executive Board, it has been confirmed […]

New CVD Advocacy Toolkit launches

New CVD Advocacy Toolkit launches

19 January, 2017

The World Heart Federation is delighted to launch a new resource for our member community: CVD Advocacy Toolkit: The Road to 2018.   The Toolkit is packed full of information, advocacy resources and practical guidance for all members who wish to engage in the lead-up to the United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs in 2018. […]

Jeremiah Mwangi, Director of Policy & Advocacy, blogs on the importance of UN engagement with cardiovascular health.

19 January, 2017

Think of the United Nations and what image springs to mind? Blue-helmeted peacekeepers, trying to control conflict situations? Multilingual technocrats in suits, out to ‘save the world’? A hot topic for today’s finger-pointing politicians? Popular perceptions of the United Nations can vary hugely, and often eclipse the UN’s basic function as an international organization made […]

Rheumatic Heart Disease From Molecules to the Global Community

Rheumatic Heart Disease From Molecules to the Global Community

13 January, 2017

WHF Advocacy Team are taking part in RHD Meeting From 13-16 January, the World Heart Federation Advocacy Team will be participating in ‘Rheumatic Heart Disease: from Molecules to the Global Community’, a conference on rheumatic heart disease (RHD) held in Cairo, Egypt. Co-organized by the Aswan Heart Centre and the Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR), […]

WHF to attend the WHO Executive Board meeting in January 2017

WHF to attend the WHO Executive Board meeting in January 2017

8 December, 2016

From 23 January to 01 February 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) will host the 140th session of the Executive Board (EB) at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. As always, the World Heart Federation will be participating in this meeting, with our Board Members, members of the advocacy team and WHF Sustaining Partners in […]

Applications for Emerging Leaders 2016-2017 are now being taken

8 December, 2016

The 2016-2017 cohort marks the fourth year of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme and will focus on access to essential medicines. Applications are now open until 31 January. The Emerging Leaders Programme has been created by the World Heart Federation to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and […]

WHF Attends the 2016 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

WHF Attends the 2016 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

5 December, 2016

From 14-18 November, WHF Policy and Advocacy Manager Joanna Markbreiter participated in the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver, Canada.  This year’s symposium was on the theme of ‘Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world’ and brought together over 2,000 delegates from 101 countries. The theme of resilience comes at […]

Johanna Ralston on patients and people at the heart of health

29 November, 2016

Johanna Ralston on patients and people at the heart of health The outgoing CEO of the World Heart Federation talks about the potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the NCD community to address the fragmentation of the health system and offer joined-up solutions with people at the centre.