27/10/2023 – CVD awareness action

27/10/2023 – CVD awareness action

We need to implement health objectives into a Belgian Cardiovascular Health Plan. These objectives are critical to reduce mortality and morbidity caused by cardiovascular diseases. This plan was put forward by the newly formed Belgian Alliance for Cardiovascular Health (BACH). An awareness action at the Chamber of Representatives on November 9th was held to get political awareness and support.

Cardiovascular diseases are, together with cancer, the leading cause of death in Belgium. Yet they remain inadequately addressed. Over 1,000,000 people in Belgium suffer from these silent killers, resulting in 30,000 deaths and 4.5 billion euros in annual healthcare costs, with projections of further increases.

As being part of BACH, the first multi-stakeholder collaboration of universities, prevention organizations, scientific associations, and industry companies, we participated in the awareness action in the Chamber of Representatives in Brussels. We were glad to see many MP’s show their heart for the Belgian Cardiovascular Health Plan.

BACH is the multistakeholder alliance of: Hôpital Erasme – ULB, Belgian Stroke Council, Belgian Heart League, Saint-Luc UCLouvain, Belgian Society of Cardiology, UGent, Belgian Atherosclerosis Society, CHU UCL Namur, UZ Gent, Belgian Society of Cardiology, CHU de Liège, EAPC, Jessa ziekenhuis, AZ Groeninge, Belgian Heart League, UZ Leuven, AZ Sint-Jan, Belgian Hypertension Committee, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, MSD Belgium, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Belgium and Servier.

#cardiovasculardiseases #Heartplan #CVD

Joint Statement ESO and SAFE commemorate European Stroke Awareness Day 9 May 2023

Europe is failing to provide adequate stroke care and support
The scale of stroke care crisis is laid bare by new data release

New data collected as part of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe (SAP-E) Stroke Service Tracker reveals the
gross inequity of access to care and support for stroke patients and stroke survivors across Europe.

The SAP-E was launched in 2018 to provide a framework for European governments to improve stroke care
and support for all European citizens. As part of this plan, data from 36 countries across Europe, covering
12 key areas of improvement, has been collected in and is available via the SAP-E website.

SAP-E Joint Statement for ESAD 2023

Stroke Action Plan Europe – 11 May

For the European Stroke Awareness Day (May the 11th), The European Stroke Organisation and the Stroke Alliance for Europe are asking Europe officials to sign the Declaration of the Stroke Action Plan Europe (SAP-E)

Two members of the Belgian Stroke Council are involved in contacting the Belgian Authorities: Prof Sylvie de Raedt (Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) en Dr Matthieu Rutgers (Cliniques de l’Europe, Bruxelles).



Belgian Stroke Council: info@belgianstrokecouncil.be

Communiqué de presse

Lettre aux ministres