This position paper presents information to support that "chronic eye conditions which can lead to visual impairment and blindness should be included within prevention, treatment and control strategies for non-communicable, chronic diseases. These include diabetic retinopathy, cataract, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration (AMD). The prevalence and impact of these conditions are rising with changing lifestyles, an ageing population and increased exposure to risk factors such as obesity and hypertension. Governments should act now to include eye health within non-communicable disease (NCD) control and ensure the development of systems which can realistically address these challenges"
The World Heart Federation urges greater action from policy makers, healthcare professionals, patient organizations and individuals to work together to reduce the burden of heart disease and stroke, and ensure people all over the world can have longer and better lives. This website presents information about the federation, activities and members, as well as background information about cardio-vascular health. Details about related congress and events, publications and press are also provided
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