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On November 16, 2017, the World Heart Federation, Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología), Ministry of Health, and Academy & Civil Society of Colombia convened and committed to take decisive actions to decrease by 7,000 the number of myocardial infarctions per year by 2025 in Colombia, resulting in a 25% reduction in mortality.
The meeting was attended by important stakeholders including (in alphabetical order, with their organizations in parentheses in the original language): Dr Fabian Cardona Medina (Asociación Colombiana de Empresas de Medicina Integral, ACEMI), Dr Javier Maldonado (Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social), Dr Alonso Merchán (Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología), Dr Carlos Muñoz (Consultor Salud), Dr Daniel José Piñeiro (World Heart Federation), Dr Gustavo Restrepo (Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología), Dr Diego Rosselli (Ispor), Dr Luz Victoria Salazar (Red Colombiana de Hipercolesterolemia Familiar, ACOPEL network), Dr Mauricio Santamaria (E-Concep), Dr Johnnie Smith Husbands Luque (Asociación Colombiana de Sociedades Científicas) and Dr Luis Alberto Soler (Cuenta de Alto Costo).
At the end of the meeting a press conference was held and the ‘Colombian Manifesto for the Prevention of Myocardial Infarction’ was signed by all parties.
Refer to the press release in Spanish and the English translation
Consult the ‘Colombian Manifesto for the Prevention of Myocardial Infarction’ in Spanish (signed by all parties) and English
Read the article posted on ‘El Espectador’
Infographic on CVDs in Colombia
More pictures from the event
Cholesterol roundtable held in Madrid, Spain together with the Fundación Española del Corazón (Spanish Heart Foundation) and Fundación Hipercolesterolemia Familiar
WHF at the International Heart Hub (iHHub) II Latin American Congress on Heart Diseases
Launch of the WHO “Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014”