Saturday, September 19, 2009

World Heart Day 09

Key message:
* World Heart Day will be held on Sunday 27 September 2009.

* World Heart Federation, World Health Organization and World Economic Forum are calling on governments, employers and workers around the world to “Work with Heart”.

* Heart disease and stroke are the leading global cause of death, responsible for 17.2 million deaths per year: 80% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

* Workplace wellness programmes that encourage healthy diets, physical activity and restrictions on tobacco use have been shown to be a cost-effective way to save lives and improve productivity.

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