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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"There are two things that are quite important at the moment which were not that important when we did the North Karelia Project in the 1970s. The first is that the CVD problem which used to be a problem with middle-aged men is now a problem with older people and women. The second difference is that diabetes has become a major contributor to CVD throughout Europe."

  • Professor Jaakko Tuomilehto
    European Society of Cardiology, Professor of Public Health/University of Helsinki, Finland