World Heart DAY: Russian activity
On behalf of Cardioprogress Foundation let us sincerely congratulate you with the World Heart Day.
World Heart Day is celebrated annually starting from 1999, more than in 100 countries around the globe in the last Sunday of September. And in 2011, the World Heart Day. And from 2011 it has its own confirmed date- the 29th of September. Events, that take place during the World Heart Day are attract attention to the problem of cardiovascular diseases, it"s the world"s biggest intervention against these conditions. It’s utterly important to show the world the importance of healthy life style, and the influence of bad habits on the cardiovascular system.
In Russian Federation the week, following World Heart Day is declared to be the National Week of Healthy Heart. In the past 10 years we’ve managed to lower the death rate from cardiovascular diseases twice, but the amount of cases is still growing.
It is known, that by the initiative of Vladimir Putin, the President of Russian Federation, 2015 is declared the Year of National Fight Against Cardiovascular Diseases. In 2015 we’ve not only reached the significant success, but also uncovered an amount of problems.
World Heart Day"s motto in 2015 is «Heart for Life!»
In this day Russian State Institutions and Public-service Institutions are also organizing a lot of arrangements
League of Nation’s Health
League of Nation"s Health in cooperation with Moscow healthcare department have conducted the action “10000 steps to life”. Before the start of the event, the director of the League, head cardio surgeon of Ministry of Health, academician Bokeria L.A. have congratulated everyone with the World Heart Day and encouraged the citizens to take care of their heart and to fight cardiovascular diseases. That day participants have walked 7 km around ENEA (ÂÄÍÕ) and Botanic garden.
Russian Cardiological Society
The exhibition “Women of Russia say “Yes” to healthy heart” has opened in the capital. Famous actress, sportswomen, TV-presenters and cardiologists have photographed in red, urging the women to think about their hear condition. This exhibition is a part of «Dress in red» project, supported by Russian Cardiological Society, Bayer Company, and «Pulse of Life» program. The idea of the project is to draw attention to problem of cardiovascular diseases, with help of women, photographed in red clothes. It symbolizes the alert of raising death level of CVD. Irina Slutskaya, Zara, Jasmine, Inna Malikova, Julia Nachalova, Dariya Poverenova, Irena Ponaroshku, Yana Chuikova have taken part in this project. Alongside their photographs they’ve left wishes and calls to take care of heart. Organizers hope that this exhibition will show Russian women the necessity of prevention of CVD. It’s already taken place in Novosibirsk and Samara. The exhibition is similar to international project Go Red for Women!
Federal State Institution National Research Center of Preventive Medicine of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
From the 29th of September until the 2nd of October in National Research Center of Preventive Medicine every person might get a free consultation of cardiologist. Also for the patients that have endured heart attack, stenting, shunting there are free cardiologist’s consultations, classes on healthcare, healthy life style and diet. The Center is also opening a school «How to live after the heart attack?»
Since 2013 Cardioprogress Foundation is associated member of World Heart Federation and is taking part in every arrangement of the WHF.
This is our first time in World Heart Day and our team has created and number of events and arrangements in Moscow and other regions of the Russian Federation;
• Spreading information about World Heart Day in social media: facebook, twitter, vkontakte and sending personal emails to more than 3000 subscribers
• Placing materials and information on our web-site www.cardopprogress.ru
• «150 Leaders» Action. Appearance of experts and opinion are leaders on morning conferences and meetings. Cardioprogress Foundation prepared their materials, including press releases and slide-shows.
• Measuring blood pressure and waist circumference at points of interest in Moscow.
• Producing and distribution of posters in public places, including malls, drug stores, banks, bus stops, post offices etc.
• National photo contest, themed “World Heart Day”. The winners will be awarded with valuable presents, and their works will be posted online on our web-site and in the next issue of Cardioprogress Journal
• Flashmobs for medical staff, patients and teenagers.
• Detailed report on the job done in to WHF HQ (Geneve)
Actions in regions of Russia.
By the initiative from Cardioprogress Foundation, during the World Heart Day event, major cities in 6 Federal Districts of the Russian Federation (Bryansk, Nijnii Novgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Samara, Omsk, Barnaul, Mahachkala. On the World Hear Day in city malls, pharmacies, public transport stations the citizen will be able to see posters about healthy life style and also events and arrangements that will take place.
Doctors, nurses and patients of the city have organized a flashmob, called «Golden Heart». They have distributed leaflets about World Heart Day and the necessity of fight against cardiovascular diseases. More than 200 people took part in this flashmob.
In Yoashkar-Ola youth mass heat took place. The goal of the heat was to attract attention to the idea of HLS, mass sports and to introduce as many young people as possible to the physical activities. The organizer of the heat is The Ministry of Education and Science of the Mariela Republic. The Distance of the heat is going to be 2,6 km along the city streets.
Heroes as an example for the youth!
Jury Zarudin, aged 92 (injured four times, 2 contusions during the Great Fatherland War, 1941-1945), today, and the 27 of the September, 2015, made a run distanced 5000 steps, in honor of World Heart Day!