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Johanna Ralston highlights key themes, events and announcements from WCC 2016

14 June, 2016

Last week the World Heart Federation had the honour of hosting our biennial World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health in Mexico City. Thank you to everyone – from our event organizers and hosts to our esteemed speakers, delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and, of course, WHF members – for making the event so stimulating and inspiring. […]

Dr Salim Yusuf closes WCC 2016 with a call for accelerated global action to tackle endemic cardiovascular disease

8 June, 2016

On 7 June, the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health (WCC 2016) concluded with a rallying call for individuals, heart societies and policy makers around the world to accelerate the fight for cardiovascular health.   Over the course of four days, researchers, cardiologists, policymakers and health leaders have had the opportunity […]

Tackling the CVD/NCD Epidemic in the developing world

Tackling the CVD/NCD Epidemic in the developing world

8 June, 2016

At a WCC 2016 plenary session on 6 June, Professor Krisela Steyn from the University of Cape Town addressed the issue of health systems for NCD prevention in developing countries.   Professor Steyn indicated the challenges of creating an equitable food system in developing countries, where the main buyers of crops are multinational corporations which […]

Global experts call for stronger tobacco control laws to save millions of lives per year

Global experts call for stronger tobacco control laws to save millions of lives per year

7 June, 2016

Experts from around the world have come together at the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health to call for more to be done to fight tobacco industry interference and strengthen tobacco control laws.   Smoking is estimated to cause nearly 10 per cent of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and is the second […]

Invictus, the biggest ever rheumatic disease patient programme, launches at WCC 2016

Invictus, the biggest ever rheumatic disease patient programme, launches at WCC 2016

7 June, 2016

Cardiovascular experts from South Africa and Canada have today announced plans to perform the largest ever global studies of patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD), a disease which currently kills approximately 233,000 people per year, despite being almost entirely preventable.   The INVICTUS programme builds upon the REMEDY project, which released the findings of a […]

Karen Sliwa elected as World Heart Federation President-Elect

7 June, 2016

Last night at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016, we held our General Assembly, during which election were held for several positions, including that of World Heart Federation President-Elect, currently held by Professor David Wood.   Johanna Ralston, CEO, World Heart Federation “Last night the World Heart Federation membership elected Karen Sliwa […]

CVD Roadmap on Tobacco Control presented and implementation of the global tobacco control treaty in Latin America discussed at WCC 2016

7 June, 2016

Yesterday at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health, Eduardo Bianco from the Framework Convention Alliance presented the World Heart Federation’s CVD Roadmap on Tobacco Control.   The CVD Roadmap is a tool for prioritizing actions for reducing prevalence of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure by implementing the global tobacco control treaty (WHO Framework […]

Ten pillars for the Africa roadmap to achieve 25% control rate of hypertension by 2025

Ten pillars for the Africa roadmap to achieve 25% control rate of hypertension by 2025

6 June, 2016

Today at WCC 2016, the Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) presented their ten pillars for the Africa roadmap which has as its goal a 25% control rate of hypertension in the region by 2025.   The ten pillars are: All national programmes on NCDs should contain a plan for the detection of hypertension Allocate appropriate […]

View the latest interviews with our experts at WCC on WCC TV

6 June, 2016

During WCC 2016 we have our own TV channel playing in the Congress Center and hotels. You can now watch some of the latest clips by clicking on the links.   WCC TV 5 June Jeremiah Mwangi, WHF Director of Policy & Advocacy, on WHF’s advocacy work and how it’s shaping the future of fighting […]

World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health 2016 opening ceremony

5 June, 2016

In Mexico City yesterday evening (4 June 2016), researchers, cardiologists, policymakers and health leaders from around the world came together to mark the beginning of the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health.   The photo shows Dr Salim Yusuf, WHF President, giving his opening address. Over the course of WCC 2016, leading […]

Historic circulatory health declaration signed by leading global organizations

5 June, 2016

The Mexico Declaration for Circulatory Health, the first ever global declaration on heart health, has today been made. The declaration is the culmination of the Global Summit on Circulatory Health and Shared Challenges of “25by25” which took place on the opening day of the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016. […]