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World Heart Grants 2021: Rwanda Heart Foundation

31 May, 2022

On World Heart Day 2021, the Rwanda Heart Foundation joined the world to raise awareness about CVDs and their risk factors through the project titled “Family engagement in awareness and prevention of CVDs”. This project aimed to mobilize family members for the prevention and control of CVDs, by encouraging family members to do physical activities […]

World No Tobacco Day 2022: Tobacco, the environment and the heart

31 May, 2022

Tobacco kills over 8 million individuals every year, including 1.2 million non-smokers as a result of second-hand exposure. The effects of tobacco on health, as well as its links to a wide range of diseases, are well-established. As a leading cause of heart disease, tobacco contributes to approximately 17% of all cardiovascular disease deaths and […]

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75th World Health Assembly: Another groundbreaking WHA in the books!

31 May, 2022

At the 75th World Health Assembly last week, Member States approved a record number of recommendations relating to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including: ✔️ An implementation roadmap 2023-2030 for the World Health Organization Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs: This roadmap aims to help Member States speed up action to support their populations and achieve […]

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Addressing the global burden of alcohol use at WHA75

27 May, 2022

Honourable Chair, Distinguished delegates, The World Heart Federation, supported by Movendi International, applauds your efforts to address the global health challenge of alcohol and encourages adoption of the plan. Even small amounts of alcohol can increase the risk of CVD, and contrary to popular belief, no reliable relationship has been found between moderate consumption and […]

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Addressing Noncommunicable Diseases at WHA75

25 May, 2022

This is a statement made at the 75th World Health Assembly (22-28 May 2022) on Agenda Item 14.1: Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases; Annex A: Draft implementation road map 2023–2030 for the global action plan for the prevention […]

Addressing Emergency Preparedness at WHA75

24 May, 2022

This is a statement made at the 75th World Health Assembly (22-28 May 2022) on Agenda Item 16.2: Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies.   Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, People living with circulatory conditions are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of attention to NCDs in the early stages of […]

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The World Heart Summit urges global cooperation to achieve cardiovascular health for all

22 May, 2022

Health experts concluded a two-day World Heart Summit in Geneva on 21-22 May 2022, convened by the World Heart Federation (WHF), and urged greater efforts by all sectors to reduce cardiovascular disease, which, despite being largely preventable, claims the lives of more than 18 million people every year.  “In all of your work, prioritise initiatives […]

World Hypertension Day: Taking action against the silent epidemic of high blood pressure

17 May, 2022

Hypertension is the leading preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It affects an estimated 1.3 billion worldwide, killing approximately 10 million people every year. Low and middle-income countries have seen a growing prevalence of hypertension in recent years, with many countries having to deal with the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. In Sub-Saharan […]

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World Heart Summit 2022: Cardiovascular health must be for everyone

13 May, 2022

Ahead of the 7th World Heart Summit, Professor Fausto Pinto, President of the World Heart Federation (WHF) shares his hopes and insights. He is also the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lisbon; and Professor of Cardiology and Head of the Cardiovascular Department, Santa Maria University Hospital/CHULN, Portugal. More than 450 […]

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Colours to Save Hearts: Raising awareness of RHD in Maputo, Mozambique

9 May, 2022

In March 2022, WHF organized a site visit to Maputo, Mozambique, as part of the Colours to Save Hearts programme. Operated by the Mozambique Institute for Health Education and Research and implemented by the National Health Institute of Mozambique (INS), Colours to Save Hearts is a WHF initiative aimed at raising awareness of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) […]

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World Heart Grants 2021: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados

29 April, 2022

Each year, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) is committed to ensuring that the Barbadian society benefits from an increased focus on heart health education by conducting several activities during September and October, including World Heart Day. Their campaign was possible through the support of the World Heart Grants programme.  Following is a […]