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WHF represents NCD Alliance at Stakeholder Meeting on Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

WHF represents NCD Alliance at Stakeholder Meeting on Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

25 November, 2015

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‘Sharjah Declaration’ adopted

‘Sharjah Declaration’ adopted

18 November, 2015

Civil society organisations from six Continents united in the fight against NCDs More than 200 civil society representatives from six continents adopted the “Sharjah Declaration on NCDs: Civil Society United Towards 2030″ yesterday, marking the end of the first-ever Global NCD Alliance Forum 2015, held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). “No one sector alone […]

Calling attention to access barriers to treatment for children in developing countries

Calling attention to access barriers to treatment for children in developing countries

16 November, 2015

  A new brief from World Heart Federation member Children’s HeartLink, Finding The Invisible Child: Childhood Heart Disease and the Global Health Agenda, calls attention to access barriers to treatment for millions of children in developing countries in need of care. This is the second in a series of four briefs about cardiovascular disease (CVD) […]

World Heart Federation is proud to support World Diabetes Day on 14 November

World Heart Federation is proud to support World Diabetes Day on 14 November

13 November, 2015

  Diabetes is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which makes it particularly important for the World Heart Federation to lend our support to the campaign and its objectives and this year, as ever, we are proud to do so. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World […]

The first Global NCD Alliance Forum takes place in Sharjah, UAE, from 13 to 15 November

The first Global NCD Alliance Forum takes place in Sharjah, UAE, from 13 to 15 November

12 November, 2015

                                                                The Global NCD Alliance Forum has been organized under the banner theme of ‘NCD Advocacy and Accountability in the Post-2015 Era’. This is […]

Nominations for board

Nominations for board

11 November, 2015

Members – please nominate candidates to the World Heart Federation Board! We are seeking candidates for the positions of president-elect, vice president-elect, secretary-treasurer and at-large roles based on skills and geography for the 2017-2018 Board.  Elections to be held at the General Assembly, June 2016.  Further details to follow regarding the nominating process and needed […]

WHF President Salim Yusuf to speak at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2015

WHF President Salim Yusuf to speak at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2015

6 November, 2015

  Taking place in Orlando, Florida from 7 to 11 November, AHA’s annual meeting is an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world in an educational and professional environment. The event features five days of the best in science and cardiovascular clinical practice covering all aspects of basic, clinical, population and translational content. […]

Building a platform to support a Decade on Healthy Ageing

Building a platform to support a Decade on Healthy Ageing

3 November, 2015

          From 29-30 October, the World Heart Federation advocacy team, along with Member States and other stakeholders, attended the Global Consultation on the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (GSAP) on Ageing and Health. The first key goal of the GSAP is that by 2020, all countries will commit to fostering […]

WHO convenes international experts to discuss scaling up of CVD management

3 November, 2015

    From 28-30 October, the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a Strategic Technical Meeting on the Management of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) at its headquarters in Geneva. International experts on heart disease and stroke convened to discuss how existing resources can be used to scale up CVD management across different resource areas, as well as […]

Registration is now open!

Registration is now open!

3 November, 2015

Register before 27 January to take advantage of the early registration fee. With over 150 speakers already confirmed, this year’s Congress promises to be an excellent opportunity to network with peers and share valuable insights. The full registration fee includes: • Full access to the scientific sessions and exhibition • Congress material • Access to […]

How to create healthier cities

How to create healthier cities

3 November, 2015

In a Guardian livechat which took place on 29 October, a panel of experts, including World Heart Federation CEO Johanna Ralston, discussed how communities from Mexico City to Belfast are becoming healthier and more sustainable. Specific topics for discussion included: • Which cities have the most effective health projects • How cities can get the […]