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World Heart Day 2022
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World Heart Day 2022
World Heart Day, which is celebrated annually 29. September, created by the World Heart Federation. It was aimed at informing people around the world about cardiovascular diseases (CVD). It is a global campaign through which the federation unites people in the fight against the burden of CVD, while inspiring and leading international action to promote healthy living.
World Heart Day 2022 Theme
This year's campaign theme for 2022 is “Use your heart to connect”. It focuses on the urgent need to find different and innovative ways to connect people with heart health, especially in under-resourced areas and communities.
When is World Heart Day celebrated in 2022
Why do we celebrate Heart Day?
The main goal of celebrating this day is to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases, their prevention and their impact on people around the world. CVD, including heart disease and stroke, claims 17.9 million lives each year. With this in mind, this day highlights the steps individuals can take to prevent and control CVD. The day is celebrated every year with a theme.
What will happen on World Heart Day?
Governments and NGOs celebrate and promote World Heart Day with activities such as fun runs, public debates, concerts and sporting events. The World Heart Federation organizes awareness events in more than 100 countries.
- Medical examinations.
- Sports events including walks, runs and fitness.
- Public discussions and scientific forums
- Stage shows and concerts.
These activities are carried out in partnership with organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the UN's governing and coordinating body for health.
About World Heart Day
Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death worldwide, and according to the WHO, this will continue to be the case. About 17.5 million people died of cardiovascular disease in 2005, accounting for 30 percent of all deaths worldwide. Risk factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke include:
- Increased blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels.
- Insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables.
World Heart Day was created to inform people around the world that heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in the world. Together with organizations such as the WHO, the World Heart Federation is spreading the message that at least 80 percent of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be prevented if the main risk factors of tobacco, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity were controlled. World Heart Day began in 1999 and is held annually on the last Sunday of September.
World Heart Day