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This European-wide initiative has grown year by year with the aim of improving the general population’s knowledge of heart failure and helping them discover the importance of recognising heart failure, getting an accurate diagnosis and receiving optimal treatment.
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For the 10th consecutive year, the Belgian Working Group on Heart Failure (BWGHF), Belgian Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing and the Belgian Cardiologic League join their forces to organize the campaign on a national level.
This year, more than 35 Belgian hospitals have already confirmed their participation. The campaign will start on the 6th May 2019 across all the country.
Agenda and details will be release soon on the websites and twitter account:·
www.bwghf.be / www.liguecardioliga.be / https://twitter.com/BWGHF
Many activities will be organized, such as:
The HF Working Group of the Association of Cardiologists of B&H is organizanig Heart Failure Awareness Day especially on 7 May. We are talking with patients about heart failure, giving people information and notes about heart failure and continuing to talk about heart failure on TV, radio and social media for the whole week.
On 5th May, we will organise our programme from 9-12h in the Institute of Public Health and from 17-20h at University Hospital Split, Clinic for cardiovascular disease.
We plan to:
This year we have focused on the power gained through social media and the new digital technologies. Our actions will last for 1 week.
We have scheduled a TV spot video release, 2 testimonial videos in which patients with HF and their carers will give their perspective (these videos will be uploaded to the CySC facebook page) and 3 live-streaming events into which cardiologists will answer live to people's and patients questions.Also newspaper articles regarding HF and participation in various TV and radio programs have been scheduled. All these will be tackled by various cardiologists.
Our activity this year will be outdoor and indoor; the outdoor activity will start on Friday 3th May 7:00 am with the great participation of CAIRO Runners (Cairo's first street running initiative which provides mini-marathon experiences every Friday morning) to raise the awareness about heart failure and the importance of sports and changing life style to a healthier one.
The HF survey will be given to participants and collected from them after filling it. This will be followed by a speech from Professor Magdy Abdel Hamid, the president of the Egyptian Society of cardiology and the president of the working group of heart failure, to the participants about the importance of HF awareness, magnitude of the problem and the importance of exercise and adopting healthy life style in prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
The indoor activity will be at the afternoon and will be in our hospital ( Kasr Al Aini , Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University ) where a three hours’ session and meeting with heart failure patients and families will be conducted. The lectures will be presented not only by physicians but also by heart failure specialist nurses. This will be an interactive session in which some patients will present their success stories including patients who have completely recovered after LVAD implantation to the extent of explanation. During this activity, measurements of blood pressure, blood sugar, and lipid profile will be done for all participants, including their relatives.
Both two events will be covered by TV channels, radio, and journalists.
In Greece the Heart failure information activities will take place from 8th May till the end of May. Five cities across the country (Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion and Ioannina) agreed to participate in this year`s HF Days. The National Partner is the Hellenic Cardiological Society.
Public events are organized in those cities that will take place at 11th and 17th May. The activities include information stands in the city centers, public lectures and health checks for visitors and participation in a brief questionnaire about the knowledge for Heart Failure and major risk factors that contribute to that (distributed by European Society of Cardiology).
A walking tour, the HotWalk, will beorganized by Heart Failure Association and Hellenic Cardiological Society . The tour is organized to invite everyone to get active and enjoy walking at the historical center of Athens, combing health activity with monuments sightseeing, for a 3km distance. It will take place at Acropolis and Plaka area at Monday 27th of May at the end of scientific activities of Heart Failure Congress that is held this year in Athens, from 25 to 28 of May 2019.
Furthermore, the below activities will take place:
More than 70 cardiac centres have declared interest in participating.
Kosovo Society of Cardiology has decided to take the undermentioned actions for celebrating Heart Failure Awareness week in Kosovo.
The actions have in main focus the civilian population and undertakes the action of promotion for maintaining a healthy heart as well as being educated related to this important issue.
Kosovo Society of Cardiology intents to outreach the main municipalities in Kosovo.
Mascot and the team ride off to other cities in Kosovo, visiting Mitrovica and Peja.
In Peja, there will be climbing on the Via Ferrata (logo of KSC and the flag/promoting the importance of such activities to remain a healthy heart)
Meanwhile in Pristina, the team will provide basic medical services to the people (measuring the blood pressure, glycemia, weight and BMI, giving advices on healthy diet and physical activities).
Mascot in the city of Prizren while activities in Pristina are ongoing. The sculpture with heart will be displayed to the people to write their messages
Bicycle Ride competition in the Germia
March of doctors, young doctors, medical students and children in the name of HF day
Our plan for HF awareness days:
This year HF working group of the Latvian Society of Cardiology, in collaboration with patients organization "ParSirdi.lv", is organizing a public Heart Failure Awareness days event with blood pressure and heart rate measurements, 6 min. walking tests, NT-proBNP measurements, short consultations etc. in Pauls Stradins Clinical University hospital (see attachment).
For all visitors, printed leaflets with heart failure symptoms and main diagnostics tools will be provided. During this event, a short presentation about echocardiography as the main tool in diagnostic of heart failure will be given. We plan to take part in European Heart Failure Awareness day 2019 Survey as well.
Information about Heart Failure Awareness day activities will be spread via radio and websites. We are also preparing a new website dedicated to heart failure.
Due to the concomitant occurrence of Holy Ramadan month during May month and this will limit participation in the activities proposed, the Awareness activities will be distributed through May and first two weeks of June 2019.
The Motto for this year’s activities is: “Strengthen your heart even if it is weak”.
This year the HF Awareness campaign will be organized in collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Health and the Lebanese Nurses Order.
The activities will include the following:
For this year, we either have done or have planned:
The Medical Spectrum Twente (MST), a large community hospital in Enschede, will participate in the HFA Heart Failure Awareness Days with a week-long programme involving heart failure education for doctors, nurses, patients, family members of patients and the general public. There will be a foodtruck and a cooking class to promote cooking a diet with a reduced salt content. In addition a local mini-symposium will be organised for allied heart failure specialists.
For HF awareness days we will organize:
This year, the Russian Heart Failure Society won a grant provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation for non-profit public organizations. This allowed us to attract more medical institutions and cities to the Heart Failure Awareness Days, which started on April 30th by the Press Conference in Federal News Agency: https://yadi.sk/i/Q2gHLJU01j2p-gOur campaign will last until the end of the May. Altogether 33 big cities and 55 hospitals and outpatient clinics will participate.
65000 printed materials for patients were sent to our volunteers (doctors and nurses in the regions)On 15 May, lectures by the leading experts on Free Access basis will be presented on the Russian Heart Failure Society youtube channel. Among our volunteers, there are major centers, such as the Almazovsky Federal Center in S-Petersburg, Kazan State University Clinic, Moscow State University Clinic or State Cardiology Center of Bashkortostan , but also outpatient clinic in Moscow suburb, Municipal Health Center in Ulyanovsk or Cardiology department in Krasnodar.
There will be actions for the wide range of HF stakeholders.
Health corners: "Take care of your heart" for the population at enterprises, shopping centers, fairs (Ulianovsk, Arkhangelsk, Ufa)
(Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Azov, Cheboksary, Kazan, Kamin-Shakhtinsky, Krasnogorsk, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, N-Novgorod, Ulyanovsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Perm, Pskov, Rostov-on-Don, Ryazan, Saransk, Samara, Shazk, Stavropol, St. Petersburg, Sergiev Posad, Taganrog, Tomsk, Tyumen, Ufa, Ulyanovsk, Volgograd, Vologda, Voronezh).
Conference for nurses, involved in heart failure care. (N-Novgorod, Ulyanovsk, Vladivostok).
Conferences and lectures. Hand-on seminars (Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Cheboksary, Kazan, , Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Omsk, Orenburg, Perm, Pskov, Rostov-on-Don, Ryazan, Saransk, Samara, Shazk, Stavropol, St. Petersburg , Tomsk, Tyumen, Ufa, Volgograd, Vologda, Voronezh)
Articles in the regional newspapers, broadcasts on radio and regional TV(Azov, Cheboksary, Kazan, Kamin-Shakhtinsky, Moscow, Omsk, Orenburg, Perm, Pskov, Rostov-on-Don, Ryazan, Saransk, Samara, Shazk, Stavropol, St. Petersburg, Sergiev Posad, Taganrog, Tomsk, Tyumen, Ufa, Volgograd, Voronezh).
30 April to – 28 June in 24 Slovak cities - "Health Markets“ in cooperation with a healthcare insurance company.
A booth dedicated to diagnosis, BNP evaluation, questionaires, diagnostics and distribution of printed brochures about heart failure. July to October - Heart failure clinic on the wheels
"The car on the way to approach your heart“ - screening and disease awareness campaign in huit Slovak cities to educate and uncover undiagnosed HF patients
Despite the many obstacles facing our country, the Syrian Cardiovascular Association and its Heart Failure Working Group will participate in the HF awareness days. Our activities will take place during the end of April til the end of May. Our planned activities will be per the following outline:
Heart Failure Working Group have been participating in HF Awareness Day activities as usual. This will be the 8th year of participation.
We have planned to have our Awareness Day from 7th to 15th June.
Our association, in particular, the working group of heart failure, has planned and conducts, in the regions of our country, seminars on modern recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure for general practitioners, internal medicine specialists and cardiologists.
In addition, active work is carried out among nurses, with training in the management of patients with HF, because nurses work with the population in these regions.
Prevention of cardiovascular diseases, in particular heart failure, is actively promoted in order to raise public knowledge of this disease through publications in secular magazines, newspapers, television, and social networks.
For example, in July, we have planned actions in crowded places, such as markets, shopping and leisure areas. We plan to conduct a primary medical examination, surveys and handouts.
Our Mission: To Reduce the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease
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