The American Heart Association now has web pages in eight languages to reach more people with lifesaving information. Cardiovascular disease is expected to kill about 23 million people a year globally by 2030, and the launch supports the AHA’s belief that everyone deserves to live a healthier, longer life.
The translated content — in Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish — is also expected to help healthcare providers and others find the AHA’s first aid, CPR and advanced cardiovascular care products. The information also includes the AHA’s network of training centers and 400,000 instructors.
The American Heart Association is present in more than 100 countries worldwide.
“Our global strategies mirror our domestic values, rooted in the pursuit to ensure equitable health for all,” said CEO Nancy Brown. “These extended, translated web pages will help us meet people where they are with lifesaving information and access to training, helping to impact global health and create a world where the healthy choice becomes the default choice.”
Jim Postl, chair of the association’s International Business Management Committee, said the knowledge to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke in one country can benefit people in many other countries.
“In support of a region’s health priorities, we provide our technical expertise and experience in developing both patient and public programs and campaigns to improve the quality of life and promote a sustainable culture of health,” he said.
The AHA works with organizations like the World Heart Federation, the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and numerous sister cardiology and resuscitation societies and foundations to share research findings and advocate for public policies to prevent heart disease and stroke.
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