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Improving cardiovascular health through digital care

29 September, 2021

Prof Fausto Pinto, President, World Heart Federation (WHF). From wearable devices to voice-activated medical assistants, the digital sphere is teeming with breakthroughs that can make a difference for the world’s growing incidence of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). If, as the saying goes, “our health is our wealth,” then we must invest in digital healthcare for everyone […]

Heart experts call for millions to benefit from live-saving online services as telemedicine rockets by 40%

29 September, 2021

Download the press release in French | Spanish   Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains biggest killer, claiming 18.6 m lives per year   Geneva, 29 September 2021 – On World Heart Day, 29 September 2021, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is calling on the international community to bring digital cardiovascular health services to millions worldwide in […]

The Lancet publishes article on digital health and cardiovascular disease on World Heart Day

29 September, 2021

To mark World Heart Day on 29 September, renowned medical journal The Lancet has published an article on digital health and cardiovascular disease co-authored by World Heart Federation President Prof Fausto Pinto and Chief Executive Officer Jean-Luc Eiselé, among others. The World Heart Federation has been leading the global World Heart Day campaign for more […]

The genes behind sky-high cholesterol and heart disease

24 September, 2021

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a long name for a genetic condition caused by one or more mutated genes that lead to soaring levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol – the “bad cholesterol.”  Damage to blood vessels from LDL cholesterol causes heart attacks early in life. FH spells trouble for the estimated 34 million people affected […]

Building resilient health systems in the region of the Americas

22 September, 2021

This is a statement made by the World Heart Federation, CLAS Coalition for Americas’ Health, and NCD Alliance at the 73rd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Americas on Agenda Item 4.8: Strategy for Building Resilient Health Systems and Post COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery to Sustain and Protect Public Health Gains.   Honourable Chair, Distinguished […]

Discussing digital transformation of the health sector in the region of the Americas

21 September, 2021

This is a statement made by the World Heart Federation, CLAS Coalition for Americas’ Health, and NCD Alliance at the 73rd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Americas on Agenda Item 4.3: Roadmap for the Digital Transformation of the Health Sector in the Region of the Americas.   Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The […]

Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the EURO Region

15 September, 2021

This is a statement made at the 71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the EURO Region on Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the EURO Region.   Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, We thank you for this opportunity to jointly address the Regional Committee on one of the most critical subjects of our […]

Hypertension need not be a “silent killer”

10 September, 2021

In 2019, high blood pressure or hypertension caused more than half the cases of coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure experienced around the world, and more than 10 million deaths. While often causing no overt symptoms, hypertension can damage the function of major organs such as the brain, heart and kidneys, and yet only […]

Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the South-East Asia Region

8 September, 2021

This is a statement made at the 74th Session of the WHO Regional Committee of the South-East Asia on Agenda Item 8.5: Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the South-East Asia Region. Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, The World Heart Federation thanks you for this opportunity to address the Regional Committee on one of […]

WHO South-East Asia countries release the sixth annual report on monitoring progress on UHC

8 September, 2021

This is a statement made at the 74th Session of the WHO Regional Committee of the South-East Asia on Agenda Item 8.2: Annual report on monitoring progress on UHC and health-related SDGs. Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, The World Heart Federation, supported by Southeast Asian Regional NCD Alliance and Healthy India Alliance, welcomes the Committee’s report. […]

Accelerating progress on prevention and control of NCDs in the South-East Asia Region

8 September, 2021

This is a statement made at the 74th Session of the WHO Regional Committee of the South-East Asia on Agenda Item 8.1: Accelerating progress on prevention and control of NCDs, including oral health and integrated eye care, in the WHO South-East Asia Region. Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this […]