The European Heart Health Charter welcomes a new signatory

The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) representing the community pharmacists is officially joining the group of organisations who fully support and promote the message of the European Heart Health Charter through their activities and network of members.
The official signature took place in the European Parliament on 9 December 2009.

Why should I care?

Cardiovascular disease accounts for almost half of all deaths in Europe.    learn more 


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"If we continue investing enormous amounts of money in treating severe disease, which we are quite good at, and if we ignore the factors that cause disease - like urbanization, bad food, smoking, lack of physical activity, stress, etc - then we will just continue to have more and more cases of this disease, including as well more problems with diabetes and cancer. We cannot continue like that."

  • Professor Lars RydĂ©n
    Co-Chair of the European Heart Health Charter Steering Committee, Co-Chair of the ESC Committee for European Union Relations, Professor emeritus of Cardiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden