World Heart Federation gets first ever Indian president

April 21st, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Heart Federation (WHF), a global NGO dedicated to prevention of heart diseases in low- and middle-income countries, elected its first ever Indian president, a federation statement said Saturday.

K. Srinath Reddy is currently the president of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and former head of cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He will serve a two-year term, commencing in January 2013.

As per WHF, the election took place Friday at the World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai with over 11,000 delegates from all continents.

“Efforts are needed to protect populations from acquiring heart disease and to provide timely, effective and affordable care to individuals who have developed disease,” said Reddy.

“WHF will catalyse policies at the global level and assist national efforts through capacity building and collaborative research,” he added.

–indo-Asian News Service

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