World Heart Day 2022: “Use Heart For Every Heart”
Your heart is not only responsible for falling in love but also to maintain the blood circulation in your body, it keeps you alive. We commence World Heart Day on every 29th September.
World Heart Day is observed worldwide on September 29 each year. Globally, 17.9 million people pass away each year as a result of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), according to the World Health Organization.
The yearly, international event aims to raise awareness of the danger of dying from heart-related conditions and emphasize the significance of heart disease prevention.
The history and significance of this year’s World Heart Day celebration, as well as its topic, are discussed below.
Theme of World Heart Day 2022
The World Heart Federation (WHF), a non-governmental organization founded in 1972 in Geneva, Switzerland, established World Heart Day.
“Use Heart for Every Heart” will be the focus of World Heart Day in 2022.
The aforementioned topic emphasizes the WHF’s mission to unite people from all across the world in the fight against CVD.
“Use Heart” refers to the requirement for us to bravely do the right actions for heart health. Serving those with heart conditions is meant by the phrase “For Every Heart.”
To assure that the World Heart Day campaign reaches the widest possible population, participation and promotion are required.
History of World Heart Day
The International Society of Cardiology and the International Cardiology Federation amalgamated in 1998, giving rise to the WHF. Antonio Bayés de Luna, a professor of cardiology, presided at WHF from 1997 to 1999.
Since cardiac disorders had become a global burden, particularly in underdeveloped countries, he was the one who initially proposed the notion of a World Heart Day.
On September 24, 2000, the first World Heart Day was observed. The day was observed up until 2011 on the final Sunday in September.
As part of a commitment by world leaders to reduce fatality rates from non-communicable diseases by 25% by 2025, the date was shifted to September 29 beginning in 2012.
Significance of World Heart Day
People educate about CVD prevention on World Heart Day. It draws attention to the dangers of using tobacco, eating poorly, and not exercising, all of which contribute to nearly 80% of heart disease and stroke-related untimely deaths.
WHF prioritizes promoting a heart-healthy lifestyle worldwide because it sees it as a basic human right.