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Title: 

THE WORLD HEART FEDERATION FUTURE STRATEGIES FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Type: SPEECH
Author(s): AKINROYE KINGSLEY*
 
 *EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NIGERIAN HEART FOUNDATION
 
Name of Seminar: 2ND NATIONAL AND 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR BEST PRACTICES OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
Type of Seminar:  CONFERENCE
Sponsor:  NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Date:  2012Volume 2
 
 
Abstract: 

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (CVD) IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH WORLDWIDE WITH A MAJOR IMPACT ON DEVELOPED AND ON LOW AND MIDDLE- INCOME COUNTRIES (DEVELOPING) WHERE IT ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT 30 PER CENT OF ALL DEATHS IN 2008, WITH A PROJECTION TO 50 PER CENT IN 2025. IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, THE INCREASED PREVALENCE OF RISK FACTORS FOR CVD – TOBACCO USE, UNHEALTHY DIET, PHYSICAL INACTIVITY, INCREASING BLOOD GLUCOSE AND LIPIDS, ALCOHOL USE AND HYPERTENSION REFLECTS LIFESTYLE CHANGES ACCELERATED BY URBANIZATION, INDUSTRIALIZATION AND GLOBALIZATION. THE WORLD HEART FEDERATION (WHF) IS THE WORLD’S ONLY GLOBAL BODY DEDICATED TO LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST HEART DISEASE AND STOKE; WITH A FOCUS ON LOW – AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES. THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) RECOGNIZES WHF AS ITS LEADING NGO PARTNER IN CVD PREVENTION AND CONTROL. WHF BRING TOGETHER LEADERS IN CARDIOVASCULAR SCIENCE AND ADVOCACY, AND ENABLE EXPERTS TO BECOME CATALYSTS IN THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST HEART DISEASE AND STROKE. THE KEY STRATEGIC AREAS OF WHF INCLUDE; RAISING AND BUILDING AWARENESS FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE; ADVOCATING FOR POLICY CHANGES IN ALL AREAS LINKED TO CVD SUCH AS TOBACCO CONTROL, UNHEALTHY DIETS, OBESITY AND VACTIVE TRANSPORTATION. WHF WORKS WITH HEALTH MINISTRIES, HEALTH PRACTITIONERS, PARTNERS, AND THE WHO TO ESTABLISH BEST-PRACTICE MODELS FOR COST- EFFECTIVE PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. WHF ALSO SEEK TO REDUCE HEART DISEASE AND STROKE RISK FACTORS THROUGH RESOURCE – APPROPRIATE APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS. IT SHARES SCIENCE THROUGH THE WORLD CONGRESS OF CARDIOLOGY, TWO –PEER – REVIEWED JOURNALS, WORKSHOPS, TRAINING COURSES AND FELLOWSHIPS IN ADDITION TO BUILDING CAPACITY OF MEMBER’S NETWORKS, SOCIETIES AND FOUNDATIONS. THIS PAPER WILL ATTEMPT TO HIGHLIGHTS SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES OF WHF IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION WITH PARTNERS IN CVD PREVENTION AND CONTROL; INCLUDING THE FOCUS TO RAISE THE PRIORITY OF CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH ON THE GLOBAL HEALTH AGENDA, AND IMPROVE CARE FOR HEART DISEASE AND STROKE PATIENTS OVER THE NEXT DECADE.

 
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