UAE is a forerunner in launching innovative programs for cardiovascular disease prevention: Al Olama

HE Dr. Mohammed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Health Services, stated that World Heart Day constitutes a global platform to raise public awareness about cardiovascular diseases and to help community members adopt healthy lifestyles to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Al Olama highlighted the strenuous efforts being made by the UAE at the regional and global levels to control non-communicable diseases, in support of the World Health Organization’s target to reach a 25 % reduction globally in premature mortality from non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases by 2025.

Marking World Heart Day is part of our commitment to enhancing awareness about healthy lifestyles and highlighting the importance of the early screening of cardiovascular disease risk factors, added Al Olama.

To that end, that the ministry has launched several programs and initiatives in order to improve the results of the national health indicators related to cardiovascular disease mortalities per 100,000 population.

Al Olama underlined that the ministry is determined to continue its efforts aimed at enhancing the best practices for cardiovascular disease prevention and launching specific plans and projects to provide tangible solutions to such health challenges, in accordance with international best practices and evidence-based research.

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