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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 […]

American Heart Association supports World Heart Day 2016

American Heart Association supports World Heart Day 2016

14 September, 2016

Thank you to World Heart Federation member AHA for all their incredible support of World Heart Day! View and share Yewande’s story To raise awareness of heart disease, take a look at this compelling film, produced by The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and #CentricTV, and share it In recognition of World Heart […]

The first High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development

31 August, 2016

  The first High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, supported by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has recently concluded at the UN Headquarters in New York. The forum, which ran from 11-20 July 2016, was attended by nearly 1,500 Member States and other stakeholders, including the NCD community. Its purpose was […]

WHO Consultation on Draft Updated Appendix 3

WHO Consultation on Draft Updated Appendix 3

27 August, 2016

On 25 August 2016, the World Heart Federation participated in a consultation on the recently updated draft of Appendix 3, held at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Appendix 3 is an annex to the WHO Global Action Plan on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) 2013-2020. The Appendix contains a list of policies to assist […]

World Heart Federation welcomes the launch of NCD Alliance Lanka

24 August, 2016

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been on a protracted rise in Sri Lanka to become the leading cause of disability, morbidity and mortality in the country: ‘In 2012, 65%-75% of in-patient deaths were due to NCDs.’ Source: NCD Alliance Lanka Strategic Plan. To drive the fight against NCDs, which includes cardiovascular disease (CVD), Sri Lanka has […]

World Humanitarian Day 2016

World Humanitarian Day 2016

23 August, 2016

19 August 2016 marked the 8th World Humanitarian Day, a United Nations initiative which celebrates humanitarian aid workers. This year, World Humanitarian Day focused on ‘Youth in Humanitarian Action’. This theme comes after the launch of the new ‘Global Compact for Young people in Humanitarian Action’ which was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in […]

Power your life on World Heart Day 2016

19 August, 2016

This World Heart Day, we want everyone to understand what they can do to fuel their hearts and power their lives. We’re sending out the message that your heart is at the heart of your health. And it’s easy to give it the care it deserves. Just a few simple steps such as eating more […]

Michael R. Bloomberg appointed WHO Global Ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases

Michael R. Bloomberg appointed WHO Global Ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases

18 August, 2016

The World Heart Federation (WHF) welcomes the appointment of Mr Michael Bloomberg, philanthropist, as World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). NCDs are responsible for almost 43 million deaths each year. Of these 43 million 17.5 million are caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD), which alone is the single biggest killer in the […]

Emerging leaders application process postponed until early 2017

14 August, 2016

Created in 2014, World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders is among the first international training programmes on cardiovascular implementation research. Its main objective is to build up capacity, professional development, mentorship, and networking of CVD Emerging Leaders (ELs) in 100 countries. Due to the success of the initial three cohorts of Emerging Leaders, which took place […]

World Heart Federation will be at the ESC Congress in Rome

14 August, 2016

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress will be held in Rome from the 27 to 31 August.  This year the spotlight is on ‘The Heart Team’, highlighting the importance of teamwork and interactions between all professionals and specialties involved in managing patients with cardiovascular disease. Visit us at booth Y323 The World Heart Federation […]

World Heart Federation update on WHO FENSA process

World Heart Federation update on WHO FENSA process

11 August, 2016

The World Heart Federation has produced an update on the WHO FENSA process, which we have been tracking with interest. FENSA stands for ‘Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors’; it is the WHO’s guiding policy for how it works with external organizations, including the World Heart Federation and its members. WHO Member States adopted a […]