The ISTH has been invited to submit a statement to the World Health Organization’s 68th World Health Assembly (WHA). The Assembly, which occurs annually to discuss challenges and solutions to global health, will address the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
To reduce global burden from NCDs, the ISTH and World Thrombosis Day Steering Committee has issued a statement that calls for increased attention to thrombosis - which is the cause of 1 in 4 deaths worldwide - and the addition of venous thromboembolism - one of the top three leading causes of cardiovascular deaths - as a specific cause of death. The full statement is available online here.
The 68th Assembly will take place May 18-26 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event will bring together health representatives and leaders from 192 Member States.
For the first World Thrombosis Day on October 13, 2014, more than 848 media stories were published in 53 countries around the world with more than 153,276,670 media impressions. A sampling of those media articles are included below.