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    Sri Lanka Heart Association celebrates the World Heart Day 2014

    September 28, 2014

    Sri Lanka Heart Association (SLHA) is celebrating the World Heart Day 2014, today (September 28), under the theme “Creating heart-healthy environment”, enabling people to make positive changes that can reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.

    A large number of cardiologists, doctors of other related specialties, post graduate trainees, allied healthcare professionals and other interested individuals and organizations together with many distinguished guests and celebrity personalities are participating at a special programme taking place at the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe .

     

    The Programme commenced at 6.30am with a 'Heart Walk' from the SAITM junction in Malabe  and proceeding towards the SAITM auditorium.

     

    The programme alos includes free Cardiac Risk Factor Assessment, Heart Healthy Food Display and “Music & Heart” — experimental musical programme.

     

    World Heart Day is globally observed on September 29 to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, which are the biggest cause of death worldwide.

     

    World Heart Day was created in 2000 by World Heart Federation, to inform people   around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, is one such event.

     

    World Heart Day is the largest global awareness and advocacy campaign on heart disease and stroke, reaching almost 2 billion people in over 120 countries through organised events and media outreach.  

     

    Now in its 15th year, World Heart Day provides a unique opportunity to position cardiovascular disease (CVD) at the heart of global priorities – in health and beyond. This year’s focus will be centred on heart-healthy environments, enabling individuals to address CVD risk factors such as hypertension, tobacco, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and other modifiable CVD risk factors.  

     

    An objective of World Heart Day 2014 is to empower individuals and communities to call for environments that enable them to make positive choices for their heart health.  (KH/SDF)

    Last modified on Sunday, 28 September 2014 19:06

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