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WHF partners with LoSalt® in bid to tackle hypertension

18 May, 2021

In the wake of World Hypertension Day, we are delighted to announce our partnership with LoSalt®, the UK’s leading reduced sodium salt. With a shared purpose of reducing incidence of hypertension, the partnership has been formed in a bid to raise consumer awareness, particularly in relation to reducing sodium consumption. Hypertension, commonly known as high […]

WHF film about RHD in Mozambique wins special prize at the Health for All Film Festival

14 May, 2021

Our film The Beat of Change: Rheumatic Heart Disease in Mozambique, which tells the story of a young mother struggling with the consequences of RHD, has been selected as the winner of the special prize for Health Equity at the World Health Organization (WHO) Health for All Film Festival. “This is a wonderful film, it’s […]

The cost of saving lives: a step forward in the elimination of Rheumatic Heart Disease

11 May, 2021

A first of its kind study about the cost and benefit of investment in the prevention and management of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) in the African Union was published today in the Lancet Global Health. The main finding is that mortality can be reduced by 30% over the next decade by investing USD 100 million […]

Prevention and Management of RHD in the African Union: Interview with Prof Karen Sliwa

11 May, 2021

Interview on “The Investment Case for the Prevention and Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease in the African Union 2021-2030: a Modelling Study” with co-author Professor Karen Sliwa, Director of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa at the University of Cape Town and Past President of the World Heart Federation (WHF).   WHF: What […]

Prevention and Management of RHD in the African Union: Interview with Dr Gene Bukhman

11 May, 2021

Interview on “The Investment Case for the Prevention and Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease in the African Union 2021-2030: A Modelling Study” with co-author Gene Bukhman, cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.   WHF: What was the […]

Achieving herd immunity must be fair and fast

29 April, 2021

WHF position statement on COVID-19 vaccination underscores urgency and priority With at least 200 countries battling the COVID-19 pandemic, 3 million deaths and counting, plus worrying virus mutations, this month’s World Health Day took on special meaning. More than 550 million vaccine doses have been administered– good news, yes, but just how good will be […]

Voices of Chagas: a disease that knows no borders

20 April, 2021

First discovered more than 100 years ago, Chagas disease continues to affect more than six million people worldwide and is one of the most prevalent public health problems in Latin America and, increasingly, on a global scale. In the last decades, migratory patterns have spread the disease to areas where it was previously unknown, including […]

WHF, together with Servier and Global Heart Hub, launches “Use Heart to Act Now on Angina”

19 April, 2021

Angina affects more than 100 million people globally.[1] Angina has a negative impact on quality of life and leads to a 3-fold higher risk of disability,[2]5-fold higher risk of job loss,5 and 4-fold higher risk of depression.[3] 43% of angina patients remain underrecognized.[4] 60% of angina patients are not receiving an optimal therapy.[5] The Covid-19 […]

World Chagas Day 2021: All we need is your attention

14 April, 2021

 People affected by Chagas disease ask the international community for comprehensive care for this neglected disease that celebrates its World Day. Estimates continue to indicate more than 6 million people affected and 7,000 deaths annually.   FINDECHAGAS. 14 April, 2021. The International Federation of Associations of People Affected by Chagas Disease (FINDECHAGAS) celebrates this year, for […]

The cost of inaction on diabetes and hypertension

14 April, 2021

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) make up seven out of the world’s top 10 causes of death and are responsible for 41 million deaths every year and half of all global disability. Co-morbidity, where a person lives with one or more disease or condition at the same time, is increasingly becoming the norm globally, and the number […]

Coalition of International NGOs call for Equitable access for vaccines and treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

5 March, 2021

Around the world, governments are struggling to find ways to work together and control the spread of COVID-19. The virus does not recognize national boundaries. Rather, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated long-standing health disparities between and within countries born from social, economic, and political inequity. This crisis has challenged the global resilience of our health […]