World Heart Day – September 29, 2021
People Living with NCDs – Together we heal, together we give.
The InterAmerican Heart Foundation works with local, grassroots organizations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to promote policies that help and protect people, like Bruno Helman, against the debilitating effects of non-communicable chronic diseases.
“I am lucky that I am able to practice social distancing while having a job. Unfortunately, that’s not the reality for many. We hear stories of people living with diabetes who literally have to beg for money at signal lights, that have developed complications such as neuropathy which can lead to amputation.
The COVID 19 crisis has increased the social and economic divide we face in Latin America. Some are able to stay at home knowing that, if needed, they will be able to receive health care through their private health plans. However, there are many, many more who don’t have that privilege, are forced to expose themselves and their families, in order to bring food home.
As someone living with diabetes and depression, it has been hard not being able to practice my daily physical activity, which is essential in helping me control my blood sugar levels and keep my mind healthy. I’m just trying to practice the “one day at time” lifestyle, keeping positive and optimistic when possible, and accepting my sadness when needed.”
Seasons Greetings from IAHF President
NCD Workshop Panama Dec 2019
World Congress of Cardiology 2019
Eliminate Industrial Trans-fatty Acids
New IAHF-FIC Visual Identity
Science of Peace Award – Senator Dr. Guido Girardi
World Heart Day 2019
High level meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
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