The World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health (WCC) 2016 is the official congress of the World Heart Federation and is held every two years. It is an international stage for the latest developments in science and public policy in the field of cardiovascular health. It strives to spread the message that through individual, community and patientcare interventions, the growing global epidemic of cardiovascular disease, especially in developing countries, can be prevented. The AHN will further hold its AGM on 5 June from 1pm - 5pm at the congress and would like to invite all AHN members to join us!
AMI Hospital in Dar Es Salaam is proud to announce our support for World Heart Day 2012 by hosting various events and activities to promote a healthier heart. These include free screenings, awareness and risk talks by local medical practitioners and a "walk for YOUR heart" walkathon for the family and kids.
World Salt Awareness Week (WSAW) is an annual event which is carried out by the organisation, World Action on Salt & Health (WASH). This important week serves to highlight the importance of reducing salt intake in all populations throughout the world.
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption and essentially to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to 5.4 million deaths worldwide annually.
World Heart Day was created in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year and the numbers are rising. By 2030, it is expected that 23 million people will die from CVDs annually – that is more than the population of Australia!
We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne, Australia for the World Congress of Cardiology 2014 (WCC 2014) taking place from 4-7 May 2014. The WCC has an outstanding line-up of world leading expert speakers with new scientific and public health policy abstracts for oral and poster presentations, highlighting the very latest developments from the cardiovascular field.
The World Heart Federation (WHF) is using the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on March 8, to bring attention to the Go Red for Women campaign. WHF has prepared a viral email as an exclusive resource for members which contains all the key messages around women and heart disease.
The 2009 annual meeting and workshop was an ambitious event which sought to deliver a collaborative approach with IFHA and PASCAR, celebrate World Heart Day and include a Tobacco Forum. The programme was packed with a range of topics and attended by over 50 delegates.
The heart apparently is an amazing organ, working every minute of every day, pumping blood and oxygen to every part of the body. Yet in Africa, the burden of cardiovascular disease, the huge loss of life and poor quality of life endured by those living with heart disease is sidelined because of the massive attention given to HIV/Aids, malaria and TB.