Image from World Heart Federation
September 29, 2020
MHIF is proud to work with colleagues at the World Heart Federation to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease as part of World Heart Day 2020! Heart disease continues to be the number one cause of death around the world. We’re excited to join in the call to share how we #UseHeart in honor of this special day.
We’ve invited our fellow colleagues and researchers at MHIF to help celebrate cardiovascular research. See the statements below around how our community is sharing how they Use ❤️ to do good in this world.
Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.9 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD.
It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.
World Heart Day is a global campaign during which individuals, families, communities, and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others. Through this campaign, the World Heart Federation unites people from all countries and backgrounds in the fight against the CVD burden and inspires and drives international action to encourage heart-healthy living across the world. We and our members believe in a world where heart health for everyone is a fundamental human right and a crucial element of global health justice.
MHIF is proud to contribute to World Heart Day each and every day as we work to create a world without heart and vascular disease!
What will you #UseHeart to do? Create your own poster to share here. Talk to your friends and family and spread the word about the importance of heart health. Together, we can create a world without heart and vascular disease.