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Global Cardiovascular Research Training for Implementation Science, Health Systems Research, and Health Policy Research

07 Apr 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) and its member states have agreed to a shared goal of reducing the risk of premature (age <70 years) mortality from noncommunicable, chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, by 25% by 2025. This “25 × 25” goal is supported by the World Heart Federation (WHF) and includes quantitative targets for risk factors (tobacco, raised blood pressure, obesity, high salt intake, and unhealthy use of alcohol) and health systems (treatment of high-risk individuals with drugs and counseling and availability of essential drugs and technologies) (1,2). If current trends were to continue to 2025, then the risk of premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases would decrease by only about 10%—hence, the importance of the aggressive 25% goal (3).

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Journal of the American College of Cardiology Current Issue