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Europe & Central Asia

Europe & Central Asia is the region most affected by noncommunicable diseases, with cardiovascular disease being responsible for more than half of all deaths across the region.

Europe and Central Asia have the highest prevalence of tobacco smoking among adults aged 15 and older as well as the highest alcohol consumption levels in the world.

90%

of all deaths in Europe and Central Asia are due to noncommunicable diseases

4.2M

people die in the region every year because of CVD

Europe & Central Asia have the highest proportion of smokers in the world

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Georgian Heart Foundation

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Russian Society of Cardiology
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Latest News

WHF LEADS CONSTITUENCY STATEMENT ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE AT #WHA77

This statement is made by the World Heart Federation on behalf of the Global Alliance for Tobacco Control, International College of Surgeons, International Diabetes Federation, International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science, International Society of Nephrology, International Society for Quality in Health Care, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, NCD Alliance, World Hypertension League, and World […]

Examining Progress on the Political Declaration for Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention at #wha77

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77th World Health Assembly on Agenda item 11.2  Distinguished delegates, We welcome the update but acknowledge the world is off track to meet the targets for NCDs and mental health conditions, and many promises made at the last HLM in […]

Discussing the potential WHO pandemic treaty at #wha77

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77 World Health Assembly on Agenda item 13.4  Distinguished delegates, We welcome the report summarizing WHO’s work to strengthen global governance of health emergency preparedness through the parallel processes of the Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations […]

Discussing the general programme of work of WHO at #wha77

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77 World Health Assembly on Agenda item 17  Distinguished delegates, We welcome the progress made in refining the draft GPW 14, particularly the inclusion of additional outcome indicators for strengthening health systems for UHC; tackling health determinants and risk factors […]

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Women & CVD

Women & CVD

The most common heart attack symptom, in both men and women, is some type of chest pain, pressure or discomfort. But chest pain is not always the most noticeable symptom, especially in women, who are more likely to experience it as pressure or tightness in the chest. They may even have no chest pain at […]