HBI launches magazine on Heart Day
Florida (US), October 1, 2011
Heartbeat International Foundation (HBI), a charitable foundation dedicated to saving lives by providing cardiovascular implantable device, has launched its new publication, 'One Heart Magazine,' to coincide with World Heart Day.
World Heart Day, created in 2000 by the World Heart Federation to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, is observed every year on September 29.
Cardiovascular disease claims more lives worldwide than AIDs and cancer combined —more than 17 million lives annually, said a statement from HBI.
A foundation dedicated to treatment of people in need around the world, HBI joined hands with The Publishing Firm to launch One Heart Magazine, the official new publication of HBI and the voice of the Global Cardiovascular Alliance.
It will highlight corporations, nonprofit organizations, individuals, and strategic alliances that are working to further their cause.
Additionally the magazine will give readers a glimpse into the future of healthcare through the eyes of industry pioneers and leading experts, as well as spotlight key philanthropic supporters of world health and the programs they support.
“One Heart Magazine will become a key global platform for HBI to develop strategic alliances and partnerships”, commented Dr Benedict S. Maniscalco, MD, chairman and CEO of HBI.
“One of our goals as we move into the future is to expand our mission to provide additional devices, equipment, expertise and personnel to the populations we serve worldwide—and this magazine is an important channel in our quest to fulfill that mission,” he added.
HBI, which was founded in 1984, believes that no one should die as a result of needing a lifesaving pacemaker device and not being able to afford it.
The organization currently has a global footprint of 15 countries and has saved more than 11,000 lives in over 25 countries across the globe.
In addition to providing cardiac devices and all related professional and medical services by doctors and hospitals at no charge to patients in need globally, HBI develops and provides continuing education programs for healthcare professionals—and education and prevention programs for the general population through their strategic alliances.
'People like Christine Bocus, a 19-year-old student who received a pacemaker in 2006, benefit from HBI,' said Basha Mohammed, HBI director of the Caribbean.
The inaugural edition of the magazine has been supported by some of the top organizations in the field of cardiovascular medicine, such as: World Heart Federation, World Health Organization, Biotronik, American College of Cardiology, and Johns Hopkins University.-TradeArabia News Service