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WHF President Salim Yusuf to speak at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2015

WHF President Salim Yusuf to speak at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2015

6 November, 2015

  Taking place in Orlando, Florida from 7 to 11 November, AHA’s annual meeting is an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world in an educational and professional environment. The event features five days of the best in science and cardiovascular clinical practice covering all aspects of basic, clinical, population and translational content. […]

Building a platform to support a Decade on Healthy Ageing

Building a platform to support a Decade on Healthy Ageing

3 November, 2015

          From 29-30 October, the World Heart Federation advocacy team, along with Member States and other stakeholders, attended the Global Consultation on the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (GSAP) on Ageing and Health. The first key goal of the GSAP is that by 2020, all countries will commit to fostering […]

WHO convenes international experts to discuss scaling up of CVD management

3 November, 2015

    From 28-30 October, the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a Strategic Technical Meeting on the Management of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) at its headquarters in Geneva. International experts on heart disease and stroke convened to discuss how existing resources can be used to scale up CVD management across different resource areas, as well as […]

Registration is now open!

Registration is now open!

3 November, 2015

Register before 27 January to take advantage of the early registration fee. With over 150 speakers already confirmed, this year’s Congress promises to be an excellent opportunity to network with peers and share valuable insights. The full registration fee includes: • Full access to the scientific sessions and exhibition • Congress material • Access to […]

How to create healthier cities

How to create healthier cities

3 November, 2015

In a Guardian livechat which took place on 29 October, a panel of experts, including World Heart Federation CEO Johanna Ralston, discussed how communities from Mexico City to Belfast are becoming healthier and more sustainable. Specific topics for discussion included: • Which cities have the most effective health projects • How cities can get the […]

World Heart Federation supports tax on sugary drinks and junk food in Mexico

World Heart Federation supports tax on sugary drinks and junk food in Mexico

29 October, 2015

World Heart Federation supports maintaining the tax on food and beverages which are driving up obesity in Mexico.To this end we have released a letter to all Mexican Senators in support of maintaining the country’s tax on sugary drinks and junk food. Mexicans are amongst the world’s biggest drinkers of sugary drinks and the country […]

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 […]