Heart Health Promotion

Nigerian Heart Foundation supports and implements Health Educational programmes for the promotion of healthy lifestyles and to encourage the prevention of heart diseases and stroke in workplaces. Professional educational programmes including seminars, workshops, and summits are organised to improve the knowledge of Health professionals, Multi-stakeholders and partners in Government, Public and Private Sectors.

 

My Healthy Heart Pocketbook.

Nigerian Heart Foundation in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) published “My Healthy Heart Pocketbook” to educate the Nigerian public on simple lifestyle and dietary information to keep Nigerians heart healthy and reduce their risk of Cardiovascular Diseases.

Over one hundred thousand copies of “My Healthy Heart Pocketbook” have been printed and distributed so far.

Help Nigerian Heart Foundation print and distribute “My Healthy Heart Pocketbook” to educate more Nigerians on Health Heart.

To donate, send an email to info@nigerianheart.org or Call: +2347-030-000-120

Research

The Nigerian Heart Foundation aims to advance the understanding of causes of cardiovascular diseases and stroke; and to provide the basis for support of treatment, prevention and rehabilitation in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Heart Foundation supports research on risk factors for cardiovascular diseases – Tobacco, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Hypertension, Obesity, Rheumatic Heart Disease and Alcohol in collaboration with partners from Universities, Federal and States Ministries of Health, Education and Environment, Research Institutes, International organizations, Civil Society Organizations and the Private sector.

Previous Research Activities

  • Manual on Guidelines on Management of Hypertension in Nigeria – April 1996.

  • Workshop on Tobacco Control in Nigeria – 1997

  • WHO Verbal Autopsy Study in Five Developing Countries: 1996 – 1997

  • WHO Grant for International Quit & Win Competition – 2002

  • Health Behaviour Monitor Among Adult Nigerian Population – 2003 (A collaborative work of Nigerian Heart Foundation and Federal Ministry of Health and Social Services, Abuja supported by World Health Organization, Geneva)

  • Workshop on Heart Check Food Labelling Programme in Partnership with Federal Ministry of Health & National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control – 2004

  • Workshop on Heart Check Food Labelling Programme in Partnership with National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control – 2005

  • American Cancer Society / International Union against Cancer Tobacco Control Technology Grant – 2005

  • American Cancer Society / International Union against Cancer Tobacco Control Technology Grant – 2006

  • American Cancer Society / International Union against Cancer Tobacco Control Technology Grant – 2007

  • Workshop on Heart Check Food Labelling Programme in Partnership with National Agency for Food & Drug Administration & Control – 2007

  • International Development Research Center, Canada – Grant: African Tobacco Situational Analysis Project (Nigeria): 2008 – 2010

  • Mobilization of support for the introduction of Home Grown School Feeding and Health Programme for children from kindergarten to primary II (2 – 7) in 5 states of South – Western Nigeria (2010 – 2012)

  • Assessment of Physical Activity and Active Transport among School Children in Eastern, Western and Southern Regions of Africa: The Case of Kenya, Nigeria, and Mozambique. November 2013 – September 2015

  • Situational Analysis of Alcohol Control Policy in 5 African Countries April 2014 – December 2014

  • Nigerian Heart Foundation National Heart-Health Nutrition Summit 2016

 

Other Publications

  • Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Nigeria

  • Quit Smoking with Ease

  • Walking for a Healthy Heart

  • Be Active for a Healthy Heart

  • Health Behaviour Monitor Among Nigerian Adult Population

  • Nigeria Tobacco Situational Analysis

  • Healthy Meals Make Healthy Children

  • Front of Pack Nutrition Logo: The Nigerian Heart Foundation Experience

  • Nutritional Labelling and Heart Check Food Labelling Programme in Africa: An overview

  • 2013, 2016 and 2018 Nigerian Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

  • Consensus Statement of Nigerian Heart Foundation National Heart Health and Nutrition Summit

  • Alcohol and Tobacco Policies In Sub-Saharan Africa; Challenges For Prevention Of Non-Communicable Diseases

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