Latest updates on the coronavirus and heart disease
Following a call for applications in the summer of 2019, we are very excited to announce that ten distinguished air pollution and CVD experts from around the world have been approved by the WHF Board to form the new Air Pollution Expert Group (APEG). Air pollution is rapidly being recognized as one of the most significant risk factors for cardiovascular health.
The Group, which is proud to count WHF President of the Board Karen Sliwa as a distinguished Ex-Officio Member, will hold its first teleconference in the coming weeks and an in-person meeting around a high-level international forum, where it can advocate for increased attention to the links between air pollution and CVD.
The Air Pollution Expert Group is already looking forward to several technical engagements, including a Position Paper and a capacity-building toolkit in partnership with the WHO.
Prof Michael Brauer, The University of British Columbia, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (University of Washington) (Canada/United States)
Dr Narantuya Davaakhuu, National Center for Public Health Mongolia (Mongolia)
Dr Michael Hadley, Mount Sinai (United States)
Mr Daniel Kass, Vital Strategies (United States)
Prof Mark Miller, Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Prof Maria Consuelo Escamilla Nuñez, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (Mexico)
Prof Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Public Health Foundation India (India)
Dr Ta-Chen Su, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine (Taiwan)
Dr Ilonca C.H. Vaartjes, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Dr Rajesh Vedanthan, NYU Grossman School of Medicine (United States)
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