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Western University researcher calls for more attention to the link between reducing strokes and preventing dementia

Western University researcher calls for more attention to the link between reducing strokes and preventing dementia

29 October, 2015

A worldwide call to action, spearheaded by Western University (Ontario, Canada) researcher Dr. Vladimir Hachinski, is calling for more attention to the link between reducing strokes and preventing dementia.  Dr. Hachinski, distinguished university professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, in collaboration with 15 international researchers, has led the development of the Stroke […]

Support the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association World Stroke Day Campaign

Support the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association World Stroke Day Campaign

29 October, 2015

World Heart Federation member the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has created a major campaign to support World Stroke Day today. The campaign invites people of all ages and cultures to learn the warning signs of stroke by learning the F.A.S.T. Song and sharing it with friends and loved ones. F.A.S.T related to the warning […]

Abstract submission deadline now extended to 2 November!

Abstract submission deadline now extended to 2 November!

27 October, 2015

Countdown to Congress We have now extended the deadline to submit your abstracts by five days. This is an excellent opportunity to share your research with world leaders and over 10,000 delegates. Plus all accepted abstracts will be published in the highly regarded journal Archivos de Cardiología de México, as well as the World Heart […]

Children in the City campaign promotes physical activity for children in Romania

26 October, 2015

  A survey looking at physical activity in children aged 7 to 12 living in Romanian low-income urban neighbourhood has revealed that less than a quarter of those interviewed reached the daily minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity recommended by the World Health Organization. To tackle this issue and promote physical activity, today the […]

Food Policy outlines World Heart Federation principles for working with the food and beverage industry

Food Policy outlines World Heart Federation principles for working with the food and beverage industry

26 October, 2015

The context for working with the food and beverage industry has evolved with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals to guide development over the next 15 years. With this firmly in mind, the World Heart Federation policy document outlines a two-pronged approach to World Heart Federation working with the industry: • A hybrid business […]

Focus on RHD at the PASCAR Congress and Cardiovascular Society of Mauritius

Focus on RHD at the PASCAR Congress and Cardiovascular Society of Mauritius

23 October, 2015

The joint Pan African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) Congress and the Cardiovascular Society of Mauritius CVS(M) was held at the InterContinental Resort Balaclava Fort, Mauritius from 03–07 October 2015. PASCAR 2015 convened clinicians, policymakers, researchers, advocates and other stakeholders from Africa and beyond to discuss topical cardiovascular issues and trends on the continent today. The […]

NCD Alliance is now a member of the Global Climate and Health Alliance

NCD Alliance is now a member of the Global Climate and Health Alliance

22 October, 2015

The Global Climate and Health Alliance works to ensure that health impacts are integrated into global, regional, national and local policy responses to climate change, in order to: encourage and support the health sector to lead by example in mitigating and adapting to climate change; and raise awareness of the health threats posed by climate […]

World Heart Federation at the heart of tackling the global RHD challenge

World Heart Federation at the heart of tackling the global RHD challenge

22 October, 2015

On 29 September 2015 – World Heart Day – the RHD Action Alliance were thrilled to be joined by more than 80 people in New York, including representatives from UN agencies, national governments, industry partners, health workers and people living with RHD to launch a new global movement: RHD Action. The moderator for the evening, MDG […]

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 !!!!!)