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Women, children and heart disease: ACT NOW to protect the hearts of those you love


Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart diseases and stroke, takes live prematurely. Contrary to common belief, women are affected equally to men, and children are vulnerable too. Most deaths by CVD are preventable. Individuals, families, communities and governments must work together to avoid physical, emotional and financial burden cause by CVD. Immediate action is required to ensure a heart-healthy future for all: encourage healthy eating and physical activity, and ban tobacco use.