World Heart Day is observed every year globally on the 29th of September 2019 and is organized by the World Heart Foundation.
World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.9 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD.
It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.
The theme this year was to grow a community of Heart Heroes by making a simple promise … for MY HEART, for YOUR HEART, for ALL OUR HEARTS.
This year, we partnered with YALI West Africa Alumni Association-Cameroon, together with other organizations like Diet Miam and many more to organize a Fitness Walk. It was really a great experience.