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Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3)

Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3)

21 July, 2015

From 13-16 July, the city of Addis Ababa hosted the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3). The conference brought together `high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation’ to reach a globally agreed outcome on how to finance development over the next 15 […]

The Eat for Goals! app is now available in Spanish

13 July, 2015

New delicious and heart-healthy recipes from football stars Based on the success of the Eat for Goals! app in English, the World Heart Federation is launching a Spanish version of the app developed in partnership with UEFA. Eat for Goals! is a cookery app which gives young people the opportunity to cook the same delicious […]

Alert PASCAR meeting moved from Tunisia to Mauritius

Alert PASCAR meeting moved from Tunisia to Mauritius

6 July, 2015

Alert PASCAR meeting moved from Tunisia to Mauritius   The Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) annual meeting 3-7 October will be held in Mauritius instead of Tunisia as originally planned. For more information contact info@pascar.org

68th World Health Assembly (WHA)

68th World Health Assembly (WHA)

4 May, 2015

WHF will hold three side events at WHA The World Heart Federation will be attending the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) from 18-26 May in Geneva. The agenda for this WHA promises to be particularly relevant for cardiovascular disease (CVD), as Agenda Item 13 is dedicated exclusively to ‘Non-communicable Diseases’. To advocate, raise awareness and share […]

WHF vision in the Lancet

WHF vision in the Lancet

17 April, 2015

WHF leaders share their vision for worldwide CVD prevention The article by WHF leaders “The World Heart Federation’s vision for worldwide cardiovascular disease prevention” published on 16 April 2015 expands on the following list to provide nine steps to help reach the 25×25 goal: Coalitions and partnerships Health-information systems Tobacco control & hypertension/secondary prevention Integrated […]

Launch of the tobacco Roadmap

Launch of the tobacco Roadmap

18 March, 2015

WHF launches new Roadmap for reducing premature CVD deaths through tobacco reduction What:   Leading experts in tobacco control and cardiovascular disease launch the Tobacco Roadmap at the World Congress of Tobacco or Health 2015 (WCTOH) When: Thursday 19th March Time:    12.30 – 13.55 (Gulf Standard Time) Where: WCTOH, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre, Abu […]

New World Heart Federation Videos on Secondary Prevention

New World Heart Federation Videos on Secondary Prevention

6 March, 2015

Hear what George Alleyne, Alvaro Avezum, Jagat Narula, Rachel Nugent, Anthony Rodgers, David Wood and Salim Yusuf, have to say about the recent World Heart Federation launch of their Roadmap for Secondary Prevention, designed to help address the challenges of achieveing 25×25 and reducing premature mortality by 25% by 2025.

CVD and the Development Agenda: Advocacy Toolkit

CVD and the Development Agenda: Advocacy Toolkit

26 February, 2015

The World Heart Federation has the pleasure of launching a new advocacy resource to help Members campaign for global action on CVD prevention and control. 2015 continues to be an incredibly important year for the cardiovascular health community: the global negotiations on the post-2015 sustainable agenda continue apace. As we write, the proposed Sustainable Development […]

The World Heart Federation launches Global Cardiovascular Disease Roadmap

The World Heart Federation launches Global Cardiovascular Disease Roadmap

13 February, 2015

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is launching this Friday 13 February 2015 a Roadmap focused on providing healthcare professionals across the world with tools and solutions to manage the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reduce premature death globally. The Roadmap is a guide, translating existing knowledge of best practices, barriers, and solutions in […]

The first WHO Global Meeting of National NCD Programme Directors and Managers takes place 15-17 February

The first WHO Global Meeting of National NCD Programme Directors and Managers takes place 15-17 February

9 February, 2015

The aim of this World Health Organization meeting, taking place in Geneva, is to support national NCD programme directors and managers as they work to achieve a 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025 in their countries.   The NCD Programme Managers and Directors will share best practice and experience on how to […]

European Heart Network paper on “TIPP, international trade and cardiovascular health”

European Heart Network paper on “TIPP, international trade and cardiovascular health”

6 February, 2015

The European Heart Network has just published a paper on the impact that international trade policies can have on cardiovascular diseases, especially heart disease and stroke, and related risk factors. The paper has a special focus on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).