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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 (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 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 […]
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).
Last week, the World Heart Federation took part in the 136th Executive Board of the WHO Executive Board and made two statements intended to ensure that cardiovascular disease (CVD) was included in the Board discussions. The first statement of the World Federation was on adolescent health and brought to the attention of the Board the […]
Last Monday 19 January 2015, the World Heart Federation took part in the launch of the WHO “Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014”. This global status report on prevention and control of NCDs – to which the World Heart Federation contributed – is framed around the nine voluntery global targets. The report provides data […]
The first-ever report on the global use and public health impact of smokeless tobacco finds that more than 300 million people in at least 70 countries use these harmful products. The report, Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health: A Global Perspective, has just been released by the CDC and the National Cancer Institute. There is a […]