The National Cardiothoracic Centre (NCTC) in Ghana will join other Countries on the Continent to mark 2021 World Heart Day today, Wednesday, 29th September 2021 on the theme “‘Use heart to connect”.
It will be organized in partnership with the Ghana Heart Foundation, the Ghana Health Service, the WHO, and the WHF, with sponsorship from producers of awake mineral water, the Cocoa Processing Company, Frytol, and the IT consortium, CHANGO.
The basic health statistics include blood pressure (BP) and the level of cholesterol and sugar in the body, which are part of the major risk factors of heart diseases, now a major leading cause of death in the country and across the world.
In Ghana, 80 percent of all deaths caused by heart-related conditions were preventable through the observance of healthy lifestyles but it was unfortunate that heart-related diseases accounted for 60 percent of all deaths caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country.
In 1999, the World Heart Federation (WHF), in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO), established World Heart Day as an annual event.
It aims to drive action in controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity.
It is marked globally on September 29, every year as a platform to create awareness of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.
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