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World Heart Federation Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme

World Heart Federation Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme

This first-of-its-kind training program in implementation science, health systems and health policy was co-created by Drs. Mark Huffman, Darwin Labarthe and Salim Yusuf in 2014. The program has trained 125 Emerging Leaders from 49 countries over its first five years with a rotating theme each year.

  • 2014: Secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases
  • 2015: Raised blood pressure
  • 2016: Global tobacco prevention and control
  • 2017: Essential cardiovascular diagnostics and medicines
  • 2018: Stroke prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation
  • 2019: Heart failure

Dr. Amitava Banerjee from University College London leads the program.


World Heart Federation via educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, Bupa, Peruvian Ministry of Health, Novartis

Northwestern Faculty and Staff

Mark Huffman, MD, MPH; Darwin Labarthe, MD, PhD, MPH; Abigail Baldridge MS; Namratha R Kandula, MD, MPH


World Heart Federation, McMaster University/Population Health Research Institute, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, St. John’s University, University of Cape Town, Duke Kunshan University

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