Health Experts call to action on CVD

14 September 2022

Health Experts issue call to action for G20 and G7 action on CVD

14 September 2022

The G20 Health & Development Partnership (G20HDP) has this month issued a Call to Action to wealthy countries to do more to tackle cardiovascular disease around the world.

At the conclusion of the H20 Summit in Geneva on 1&2 September - - global health policy experts called upon G20 and G7 countries to launch a new comprehensive action plan to halt the rise and the reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other non- communicable diseases (NCDs).

The Call to Action says, “We note that the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is rising rapidly. NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and cancer are responsible for the majority of deaths globally and represents a significant health and economic burden for countries globally.
Yet a vast majority of these deaths are preventable.”

The Health & Development Partnership wants the G20 and G7 to establish an initiative that brings together a range of stakeholders and identify best practice and encourage better collaboration in combatting NCDs globally.

Hasbullah Thabrany the lead co-Chair of T20 Global Health Security and the Former Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Indonesia, in his concluding remarks raised the question aboutn why cardiovascular disease is not getting more attention from policy-makers, health care systems and wider society. From his perspective there is a need for more effective and simplified communications to raise the nderstanding of CVD among clinicians, civil society, policymakers, and patients.

Other heart health experts on the panel included Professor Rifat Atun of Harvard University and Professor Kausik Ray of Imperial College, London – both members of the Council for Heart Health Executive.

You can find the full Call to Action and signatories via this Link.

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