This year was very important for the InterAmerican Heart Foundation (IAHF) and we want to share with you, our friends and colleagues, the highlights of this year’s hard work.
On September 17th, heads of state and government along with civil society were convened at the United Nations NYC Headquarters for a High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs). At the IAHF we worked hard to make this a successful meeting. Together with allied organizations in tobacco and NCDs control in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and with global organizations like the NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation (WHF) we pushed for a strong show of civil society and Heads of State and Government. As we now look forward to the future, more needs to be done to ensure government accountability in the years ahead.
The InterAmerican Heart Foundation also continues to carry out country and regional research in LAC that aligns with our heart health and chronic disease prevention mission. For example, this year we completed a comprehensive project funded by the WHF to provide a situational analysis in twelve LAC countries on the state of their national cardiovascular disease and NCDs prevention and management programmes and guide the advocacy efforts in those countries. We also continued to support the promotion of healthy changes in the nutrition environment with projects involved in salt reduction and obesity prevention.
Other important efforts to note this year are our concerted work with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) and our affiliate FIC Bolivia to pass a comprehensive tobacco control law in Bolivia that is sorely needed, the promotion of a clear front of package nutritional labelling of processed foods in several countries, and with the American Heart Association the start of an international coalition advancing global cardiovascular health using data science.
We are also glad to share that again this year, the InterAmerican Heart Foundation and its affiliated organizations received important awards. IAHF members Dr. Eduardo Bianco (Board Member at Large) and Dr. Beatriz Champagne (Director of Advocacy) received the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) World No Tobacco Day award, highlighting more than 30 years of work in tobacco control in Latin America. Also, projects developed with two of our affiliates, FIC Mexico and FIC Argentina, were recognized by Bloomberg Philanthropies with two awards for advancing tobacco cessation and for raising taxes on cigarettes in their countries.
However, to continue advocating with governments for policy change, to strengthen civil society, to perform relevant local research or to educate the public, we need your support to move forward.
So please consider donating to the InterAmerican Heart Foundation and join our list of Individual Benefactors.
All those who contribute up to $50 US (and who agree to be named) will be listed on our website as Friends, those contributing between $51 and $499 US will be recognized as Supporters and those who contribute $500 or more will be designated as Patrons. Our benefactors will also be acknowledged in publications, conferences and others.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the InterAmerican Heart Foundation, we ask you to consider becoming a friend, a supporter or a patron. Tax receipts are available for donors upon request.
Thank you in advance for your support.
There are three convenient ways to make your contribution:
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InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Inc.
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75231-4596, USA
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