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World Heart Day to be observed Tuesday

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World Heart Day to be observed Tuesday

Thereport24.com Desk:

The World Heart Day will be observed in Bangladesh Tuesday like other countries in the world for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD).

According to the World Heart Federation, heart disease and strokes are the world’s leading causes of death, killing 17.1 million people annually.

This year the theme of the day is ‘Healthy Heart Environments’ for encouraging all to reduce cardiovascular risk, and promoting a heart-healthy planet.

World Heart Federation said, the places where we live, work and play should not increase our risk of CVD, though individuals frequently cannot make heart-healthy choices due to environmental factors, such as the availability of healthy food or smoke-free zones.

In Bangladesh, National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Centre (NHFRC) has chalked out various programmes to observe the day.

They will organise a rally at 7.30am from National Cricket Stadium to the hospital.

A seminar will also be organised at the hospital auditorium at 12 noon.

Ends/BSS/S/Sept 28, 2015