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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"What the Charter represents for Europe is a call for action to put in place policies which will promote CV health in Europe. The reason for a European Charter is because the underlying causes of CVD at a political, economic and social level, transcend national boundaries, and so it’s important that there is a European approach to the prevention of CVD. For example, some policies at a European level have a profound effect on a national level and that’s why you need both an approach at a European level as well as a national approach. "

  • Professor David Wood
    Member of the Steering Committee for European Heart Health Charter, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London