Global action against cardiovascular diseases: 'Circulatory health declaration signed in Mexico City
19 July 2016
On the 5th of June in Mexico City, leading global organisations signed the first declaration on heart health in history. Among them was Prof. dr. Diederick Grobbee, who as President of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation of the European Society of Cardiology signed the declaration on circulatory health.
Every year, cardiovascular diseases and strokes cause 17 million deaths globally, placing a huge burden on society. “We know the causes of heart attacks and strokes and how to prevent them. Now we need action”, said Salim Yusuf, president of the World Heart Federation. By 2025, the World Health Organization strives for a 25% reduction in the premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. This goal was settled in an international agreement that was signed to fight one of the most pressing diseases of this time.
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