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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the Americas, accounting for 30% of all deaths, or 2.1 million people every year.

In the last 30 years, obesity-related deaths have increased by 38.5% and diabetes-related deaths have increased by 71.6%.

CVD is the leading cause of death in the Americas

2M+

die every year from CVD in the region

High blood pressure is responsible for nearly half of all CVD deaths in the region

Our Members

Venezuelan Heart Foundation

Venezuelan Heart Foundation

Paraguayan Heart Foundation

Paraguayan Heart Foundation

Nicaraguan Society of Cardiology

Nicaraguan Society of Cardiology

Ecuadorian Foundation of Cardiology

Ecuadorian Foundation of Cardiology

Dominican Heart Foundation

Dominican Heart Foundation

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WHF launches a new partnership to help end Rheumatic Heart Disease

Geneva. 15 June 2021. Major health groups have joined forces to combat a largely ignored but preventable heart disease that affects more than 39 million people worldwide – as many or more than the number of people living with HIV AIDS — and claims more than 290,000 lives each year. In Africa, Colours to Save […]

Rheumatic Heart Disease

PHFI announces eLearning courses 2021-2022 on health promotion and tobacco control

Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 eLearning courses of the Health Promotion Division at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). PHFI is a public-private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies, including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups. The courses […]

Tobacco

Highlights from the 74th World Health Assembly

The 74th World Health Assembly (WHA74), under the theme “Ending this pandemic, preventing the next: building together a healthier, safer and fairer world”, concluded this week, with Member States adopting more than 30 resolutions and decisions on diabetes, noncommunicable diseases, patient safety, neglected tropical diseases, oral health, local production of medicines, social determinants of health, and the healthcare workforce, among others. Of particular […]

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Rheumatic Heart Disease

Taking a stance on cholesterol to curb heart disease

Cholesterol –  that waxy substance that is a type of blood fat or lipid – is mostly made by our own bodies and the rest, we get from food. Our tissues, skin, and hormones all benefit from cholesterol which gets around the body, attached to proteins. Trouble arises, however, when low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is […]

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