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Session 5: Tackling Cardiovascular Diseases in the Young

November 20, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am EST

Organized by CORE Group NCD Interest Group

Session 5: Tackling Cardiovascular Diseases in the Young

November 20, 2020

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Tackling Cardiovascular Diseases in the Young

Join us in this webinar where you will hear from leading authorities in heart health children and the young and hear about developments in the political landscape as well as national efforts to support children living with heart disease. This webinar will serve to launch seminal publications on advocacy in RHD that touch on the implications of COVID, the research agenda being pursued in these areas, and frontline experiences from implementing organizations and country partners, as well as present advocacy documents such as the Declaration of Rights of Individuals Affected by Childhood-Onset Heart Disease and the Invisible Child Call to Action in the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Objectives

  • This webinar will share developments in the political landscape that are impacting efforts to support children living with heart disease. It will explore how international nongovernmental organizations alongside governments are pursuing the mandate of universal health care and the integration of services critical to improving the lives of children with heart disease.
  • Launch seminal publications on advocacy in RHD that touch on the implications of COVID, the research agenda being pursued in these areas, and frontline experiences from implementing organizations and country partners
  • Present advocacy documents such as the Declaration of Rights of Individuals Affected by Childhood-Onset Heart Disease and the Invisible Child Call to Action in the COVID-19 Pandemic and invite participants to endorse them.

Webinar Leads: Diana Vaca McGhie, Director, Global Advocacy, American Heart Association, Jeremiah Mwangi, Executive Director, Reach, Bistra Zheleva, Vice President of Global Strategy and Advocacy, Children’s Heartlink

Presenters:

  • Dr. Andrea Beaton, Pediatric Cardiologist, Cinncinati Children’s and Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics
  • Dr. Mahesh Kappanayil, Professor Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Mr. Jeremiah Mwangi, Reach
  • Ms. Ruth Ngwaro, Global Alliance for Rheumatic and Congenital Hearts

Moderator: Bistra Zheleva, Vice President of Global Strategy and Advocacy, Children’s Heartlink

WEBINAR SERIES:

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for over 41 million deaths worldwide each year with 85% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In 2011, the campaign for the prevention and control of NCDs was introduced as a priority activity by the United Nations. As global health priorities transitioned from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, NCDs emerged as a set of conditions that have direct links to achieving goals and targets of the SDGs. The CORE NCD Interest Group Webinar Series will provide an opportunity to understand the progress we have made in elevating the NCD agenda since the first United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCD and to craft solutions around the challenges that persist. It is important that we identify sustainable opportunities and solutions for integrating NCD priorities into global health programs recognizing the burden the current COVID-19 pandemic has placed on global citizens and health systems. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to learn from NCD experts and to share their own experiences working as advocates and implementers.

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Date:
November 20, 2020
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8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
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CORE Group NCD Interest Group