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Profiling football to increase CVD awareness amongst girls and women

Profiling football to increase CVD awareness amongst girls and women

16 December, 2015

Building on the success of the Make a Healthy Heart Your Goal campaign, run by the World Heart Federation and UEFA, on 13 December we held a women’s football activities event and tournament at the Myyrmäkil-Hall indoor football-arena in Vantaa, near Helsinki. Attended by around 70 girls and young women, the participants got to take […]

WCC preliminary programme featuring hundreds of exciting talks by world leaders is now online

WCC preliminary programme featuring hundreds of exciting talks by world leaders is now online

15 December, 2015

The World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016 (WCC 2016) will gather cardiovascular health experts and specialists from related disciplines in Mexico City from 4-7 June 2016. The biennial event organised by the World Heart Federation will explore ground breaking research into cardiovascular health from the perspective of cardiology and other specialities including public […]

To mark UHC day, the RHD Action Alliance launches a new policy brief: Why Rheumatic Heart Disease Must be Incorporated into Universal Health Coverage

To mark UHC day, the RHD Action Alliance launches a new policy brief: Why Rheumatic Heart Disease Must be Incorporated into Universal Health Coverage

11 December, 2015

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) – a disease of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities – has long been neglected by global and national health efforts. Now, at the dawn of the new sustainable development agenda, an opportunity has arisen to help the international community eliminate this preventable disease: all countries in the world have […]

On UHC Day, WHF joins the call to action for #NoEmptyShelves

On UHC Day, WHF joins the call to action for #NoEmptyShelves

11 December, 2015

  On the occasion of Universal Health Coverage Day on 12 December, the World Heart Federation joins partners around the world to support the No Empty Shelves campaign: calling for greater access to essential medicines and technologies for non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  NCDs are a major health concern with significant social and economic implications. Four NCDs—diabetes, […]

Taking steps together in Latin America towards achieving 25by25

Taking steps together in Latin America towards achieving 25by25

11 December, 2015

On 5 December in Santiago de Chile, the Leadership of the Inter-American Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery and the World Heart Federation (WHF) held a WHF Roadmaps meeting entitled: Taking steps together in Latin America towards achieving 25by25. This aim of the meeting was to introduce the WHF Roadmap concept and framework to WHF […]

Join the NCD Alliance webinar on 16 December

Join the NCD Alliance webinar on 16 December

11 December, 2015

  Wednesday 16 December 10.00-11.30am EST / 16.00-17.30 CET Discussion points will include: Outcomes from the Global NCD Alliance Forum in Sharjah, UAE Updates on the IAEG Indicator Process News from COP21 PATH Call to Action on Access to Medicines for NCDs Latest Updates on WHO Processes   Submit questions prior to the event by […]

Children in the City gathers pace in Romania

Children in the City gathers pace in Romania

10 December, 2015

Children in the City gathers pace in Romania   The Children in the City project in Romania has been developed by the World Heart Federation (WHF) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), in partnership with the Romanian Heart Foundation, to promote physical activity in children aged 7 to 12 living in low-income urban […]

Join the WHO Virtual Global Discussion Forum on the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases

Join the WHO Virtual Global Discussion Forum on the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases

4 December, 2015

            9 to 18 December 2015 The World Health Organization (WHO) is inviting multiple international, national and civil society stakeholders engaged in activities associated with the control and prevention of NCDs to share their knowledge, resources and experience, and add their voice and opinion to this Global Virtual Discussion Forum. […]

Alert: CSI meeting in Chennai postponed due to deadly floods

Alert: CSI meeting in Chennai postponed due to deadly floods

4 December, 2015

    The 67th annual conference of our member the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) 03-06 December in Chennai has been postponed due to the heaviest rains Southern India has seen in over a century.

Join the Novartis Foundation hypertension management workshop/webcast on 1 December

Join the Novartis Foundation hypertension management workshop/webcast on 1 December

30 November, 2015

At the heart of it: innovation and scale in hypertension management in low- and middle-income countries, is one of a series of dialogues spearheaded by the Novartis Foundation global health issues. It is co-hosted with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Centre of Global Non Communicable Diseases and takes place: Tuesday, 1 December […]

Dialogue on how to Strengthen International Cooperation on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

Dialogue on how to Strengthen International Cooperation on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

27 November, 2015

From 30 November to 1 December, the World Heart Federation will be attending the ‘Dialogue on how to Strengthen International Cooperation on the Prevention and Control of NCDs’ at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. This discussion is part of the ongoing work of the WHO’s GCM-NCD project (Global Coordinating Mechanism for NCDs), which […]