Created by the World Heart Federation, the World Heart Day is the world's biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD) while promoting preventive measures to reduce its global incidence. This global event sees individuals, families, communities, organizations and governments around the world take part in activities be organized by members and partners of the World Heart Federation. These can be walks, runs, sporting events, concerts, public talks and screenings…
Heart disease and strokes are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.1 million people every year – that’s more than victims of cancer, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. By 2030, this of deaths caused by CVD is expected to rise to 23 million. The good news are that with just a few simple steps, such as eating more healthily, cutting down on alcohol and stopping smoking can improve the health of the heart and the overall wellbeing. With the right approach, heart problems can be prevented.