Infographics: Global Hearts Initiative
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GLOBAL HEARTS INITIATIVE
Working together to beat cardiovascular disease
THE GLOBAL CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (CVD) CRISIS
Cardiovascular disease is the world's biggest killer, claiming 17.5 million lives per year
1/3 prematurely under 70 years.
This number is increasing steadily
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80% of all CVD deaths are from heart attacks and strokes
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75% occur in developing countries
Premature deaths from heart attacks and strokes threaten global health and development.
Major risk factors contributing to CVDs are:
Tobacco use (icon of no smoking symbol) + consumption of foods high in salt (icon of french fries) + high blood pressure
THE GLOBAL HEARTS INITIATIVE: Responding to the global cardiovascular disease crisis
An initiative to scale up national responses for prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases.
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Technical package to defeat the global tobacco epidemic
SHAKE The Salt Habit (with logo)
Technical package for salt reduction
HEARTS (with logo)
Technical package for cardiovascular disease management in primary health care
In the 2030 Sustainabile Development Agenda, governments have committed to step up action to reduce premature deaths from cardiovascular disease and other NCDs to improve health and promote development.
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