World Heart Federation Announces New President

By Petrina Smith
Wednesday, 07 January, 2015

The World Heart Federation has announced that Dr Salim Yusuf has begun his tenure as the new President of the organisation, following on from immediate Past-President, Prof. K. Srinath Reddy.
Dr Yusuf will hold the role of President for the next two years, supported by Kingsley K Akinroye as Vice-President, replacing outgoing Vice-President Deborah Chen.
Dr Yusuf will continue to focus the World Heart Federation in tackling the global epidemic of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and leading the organisation to support this objective.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest epidemics the world has ever faced and my priorities for the next two years are to continue the success we have had in the key areas that impact it, including reducing hypertension and tobacco use and the secondary prevention of heart attacks and strokes," Dr Yusuf said. "To do this, as an organisation we need to engage everyone in the fight, from children who can teach their parents about healthy food, to our partners who can influence policy at local level. I look forward to working with people and organisations all over the world to reduce the terrible burden of cardiovascular disease.”
Dr Yusuf will work closely with World Heart Federation Chief Executive Officer Johanna Ralston.
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