International Heart and Stroke News

American Heart Association Participates in WHO Global Meeting

The WHO’s Global Meeting to Accelerate Progress on NCDs and Mental Health was held in December in Oman. A key objective of the meeting was to network and share experiences on scaling up national responses. To date, WHO Member States have been slow to respond, and progress has been uneven in the implementation of NCD programs and policy implementation

Patient Advocacy Take Center Stage at the Latin American Workshop on Noncommunicable Diseases

As part of the American Heart Association’s mission, patient advocates play an instrumental role in highlighting their lived experience with key policymakers and other stakeholders. Despite the countries of the Americas having been at the forefront of efforts to tackle noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), there is still only a limited patient movement in countries across the region and a failure of governments to include NGOs in policy creation.

Middle East Region Recognized During Annual Forum

The American Heart Association Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region celebrated winners, successes and accomplishments for several facilities during it is Annual MENA Summit December 9 -10, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

CPR Training Event Sets Guinness Record in India

Early in November, the American Heart Association helped set a second Guinness World Record around CPR training. The AHA was the training partner for the event, which now holds the record for most students trained in CPR in eight hours, organized by the Indian Medical Association (Kochi), Angels International Foundation, the District Administration and the District Legal Services Authority.

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