Urbanization and cardiovascular disease: raising heart-healthy children in today’s cities

This publication recognize the challenges and constraints faced by city dwellers in making heart healthy choices, particularly children. It also dispel the myth that cardiovascular (CVD) can be prevented through “simple” behaviour changes. To address the worldwide burden posed by CVD and to ensure sustainable development in cities, the report calls for urgent action by all stakeholders to address the negative socio-economic implications of urbanization in order to protect the children’s heart health.