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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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World Heart Federation calls for strict regulation of e-cigarettes and greater oversight of the industry’s marketing and sales strategies

GENEVA (18 October 2021) – In a new policy brief, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is calling on governments to implement strict regulations on e-cigarettes in a determined effort to stop the e-cigarette epidemic in its tracks. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, have become an increasingly popular alternative to conventional cigarettes, particularly among young […]

Tobacco

Addressing diabetes as a public health challenge in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

This is a statement made at the 68th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean on Addressing diabetes as a public health challenge in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.   Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The World Heart Federation applauds the WHO for its leadership in addressing diabetes worldwide and welcomes the adoption of […]

Diabetes

Accelerating Health Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

This is a statement made at the 68th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean on Accelerating Health Emergency Preparedness and Response in the EMRO Region.    Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The World Heart Federation welcomes the opportunity to address the Regional Committee on one of the most critical subjects of our time. […]

COVID-19

Global Coalition for Circulatory Health calls for major investment in circulatory health to help prevent the next pandemic

In a new Position Paper, Preventing the Next Pandemic: The Case for Investing in Circulatory Health, the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health is calling for increased investment in circulatory health in order to prepare for, or even prevent, the next pandemic. This past year has united us in facing a truly global challenge, but it […]

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