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The UN General Assembly and the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN General Assembly and the Sustainable Development Goals

1 October, 2015

This year World Heart Day fell right in the middle of the UN General Assembly which World Heart Federation Board members, senior leaders and our Advocacy team attended. On 25 September, New York, Member States adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, including a goal on NCDs. This is an historic moment, and the result of commitment […]

Welcome to World Heart Day 2015

Welcome to World Heart Day 2015

29 September, 2015

The Big Day is here and we are absolutely delighted to see the amazing amount of support for our cause there is around the world! We’re seeing so much activity on social media from individuals and organisations around the world. We can’t possibly cover all of them so here are a few highlights: • Bupa […]

Emerging Leaders applications extended til 12 October

Emerging Leaders applications extended til 12 October

28 September, 2015

EL 2016 (Tobacco focus): deadline for applications extended To give all prospective applicants the chance to make their entries, we are extending the submission deadline for 2016 Emerging Leaders to 12 October 2015.   (Right link to the new website to be added to the CTA !!!!!)  

World Heart Federation Chief Executive Officer appointed Vice Chair of NCD Alliance

World Heart Federation Chief Executive Officer appointed Vice Chair of NCD Alliance

24 September, 2015

Geneva, 24 September 2015 – The World Heart Federation is delighted to announce that Chief Executive Officer Johanna Ralston has been appointed Vice Chair of the NCD Alliance. As a founding member of the NCD Alliance, Johanna will take up the position of Vice Chair whilst continuing to represent the World Heart Federation and the fight against […]

RHDAction to be launched on 29 September

RHDAction to be launched on 29 September

21 September, 2015

RHD Action aims to end one of the most preventable killers of women and children This World Heart Day (29 September 2015), the RHD Action Alliance will launch its global movement to end one of the world’s most preventable killers of women and children: rheumatic heart disease (RHD). The World Heart Federation, as one of […]

70th United Nations General Assembly

70th United Nations General Assembly

21 September, 2015

World Heart Federation at the United Nations General Assembly on World Heart Day This month and coinciding with World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation travels to New York to participate in the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The atmosphere promises to be particularly exciting, as the city hosts not just the 70th UNGA, but also […]

Salim Yusuf in the August issue of The Lancet

Salim Yusuf in the August issue of The Lancet

17 September, 2015

World Heart Federation’s President, Dr. Salim Yusuf is featured in the August issue of The Lancet. The article reviews all the medical achievements of Dr. Yusuf since the cardiology research that made his name in the 1990s: the clinical trial SOLVD. In this article, Dr. Yusuf gives his insight on what has to be done […]

The World Heart Day website is now live!

The World Heart Day website is now live!

15 September, 2015

We wanted to create a standalone website to keep you up to date on everything that has to do with World Heart Day and give you access to all the support available for you own events and activities, in one place. On this website, you’ll find lots of general information about World Heart Day and […]

Abstract submission for the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016 is now open!

Abstract submission for the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016 is now open!

14 September, 2015

  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to present your research to world leaders! The abstract programme extends across the spectrum of cardiovascular health, from prevention, diagnosis and treatment to advocacy and policy work. We encourage researchers and professionals working in all fields related to heart health, from pure research to program implementation, to submit […]

Applications are now open for Emerging Leaders 2015-2016!

Applications are now open for Emerging Leaders 2015-2016!

1 September, 2015

The applications for the Emerging Leaders 2015-2016 programme are now open and until 30 September. This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills and to learn more around a group of passionate people. This year, the focus is on tobacco prevention and control. For all the information, click here. We invite you to […]

Global Heart edition: CVD Roadmaps

Global Heart edition: CVD Roadmaps

14 August, 2015

Three CVD Roadmaps dedicated to secondary prevention, tobacco control and raised blood pressure have been developed by the World Heart Federation and are now available in our journal Global Heart. The Roadmaps are designed to translate existing knowledge of best practices, barriers, and solutions into practical strategies for improved cardiovascular health. They serve as models so […]