WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION
More than 17.5 million deaths worldwide are related to cardiovascular diseases, 80% of them in poor countries. Touching women and children around the world and mainly in Africa, young people in full physical activity, cardiovascular diseases are the second leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa.
The threat of these diseases is growing and growing. They are decimating people, mourning our families and having serious economic repercussions in developing countries, including Côte d'Ivoire.
In view of this, we have found it useful to set up an Ivorian Heart Foundation whose main missions are:
- Participate in the fight against cardiovascular diseases and their consequences, especially in women and children;
- Promote research in the field of cardiovascular disease;
- Assist in the care of patients with the most needy heart.
Pr. Yangni- Angaté Koffi Hervé