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Professor David Wood                                 President, CEO, The World Heart Federation.  As you may have read, September 13th in New York City, a new global initiative was launched named the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. This foundation – whose leadership includes former…

Mathilde Chiesa Global Development News The Conversation: After 30 years of the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is gradually healing This weekend marks the 30th birthday of the Montreal Protocol, often dubbed the world’s most successful environmental agreement. The Time: How Your Food Waste Could Eventually Power Your Home Researchers have been working for years…

This Article was originally written for Bhekisisa By:  KEILA GUIMARÃES     Stella Ngubenkomo was 11 when she was diagnosed with a lifelong heart condition called rheumatic heart disease. The condition can start as a simple strep throat infection but, without treatment, it can damage the heart and eventually may lead to heart failure, according…

Tobacco use is a threat to any person, regardless of gender, age, and race, cultural or educational background that causes over 18 types of cancer, and accounts for over 20% of cancer deaths worldwide. CANSA advocates stopping the use of any and all tobacco products. Tobacco can be found in many forms, and all tobacco…

The Link Between a Healthy Lifestyle and Heart Disease Prevention Heart disease and other non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death in seniors, according to Statistics SA. The majority of seniors in South Africa suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease and heart disease ranks among the top 10 causes of death in those under…

The Take Heart Ation toolkit with support of the Aspen Foundation. The toolkit has been offered free to use online. It is also completely compatible with mobile and pc browsers for all users.  The Action Toolkit Guide is an accompaniment to the film Take Heart: The Quest to Rid Australasia of Rheumatic Heart Disease, using real…

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