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On 5 July, the President of the UN General Assembly and the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an interactive hearing with non-state actors as part of the preparatory process for the Third UN High Level Meeting on NCDs on 27 September 2018.
The hearing was an opportunity for civil society and other stakeholders to share their recommendations for the outcome of the UN HLM with Member States, to provide feedback on the zero draft elements paper, and to urge governments to give higher priority to NCDs ahead of the meeting in September.
WHF was well represented at the hearing, with Advocacy Director Florence Berteletti contributing a statement on behalf of the Federation, and Beatriz Champagne, Director of the InterAmerican Heart Foundation and member of the WHF Advocacy Expert Group, participating in a panel on “Political leadership and accountability”.
The World Heart Federation made a statement calling on political leaders to commit to action in three key areas that can have an immediate and long-lasting impact to reduce CVD risk throughout the life course:
Read our full statement
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