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Middle East & North Africa

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the Middle East and North Africa region, responsible for more than one third of all deaths, or 1.4 million people every year.

Deaths attributed to cardiovascular diseases range from 40% of total deaths in Oman to 10% in Somalia.

1.4M

people die every year from CVD in the region

The total number of CVD deaths has risen by 48% in the last 30 years

The burden of obesity in the region more than doubled between 2000 and 2019

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WHF wins “Best Campaign” at the International & European Association Awards 2021

The World Heart Federation’s 2021 World Heart Day campaign, “Use Heart to Connect”, was yesterday awarded the prize for Best Campaign at the International & European Association Awards 2021. The judges praised the campaign, saying: “A fantastic project; this campaign was well-planned and well-executed. This small team set out with a determination to make a […]

World Heart Highlights 2021: Connecting the global heart community

World Heart Highlights 2021 captures some of the year’s biggest moments. While not exhaustively encompassing every single initiative or milestone, the highlights have been the result of tireless efforts of many in the public eye and also behind the scenes. We want to therefore thank all our members, partners, sponsors and supporters for their commitment […]

World Heart Summit 2022 to be held in Geneva—the heart of global health diplomacy

In 2022, for the very first time, the World Heart Federation’s World Heart Summit will be held in Geneva, Switzerland – the heart of global health policymaking and diplomacy. This exclusive, invitation-only event, which brings together leaders and innovators in the field of cardiovascular health, will take place on 21-22 May 2022, just ahead of […]

The WHF Emerging Leaders Programme: A perspective of two Iraqi Emerging Leaders

Zainab A. Dakhil and Israa F. Yaseen For us, as health care professionals from an emerging country, one of the greatest barriers facing our suggested projects and ideas is the unheard voice that frequently returns as echo. However, we finally found a huge opportunity in the WHF Emerging Leaders Program. This program offered us the […]

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