World Cardiology Federation this year under the motto “POWER YOUR LIFE” marks September 29 – World Heart Day.

Institute for Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia will mark the event with a musical happening on “Delfina” Square in Vlae in cooperation with the Municipality of Karpos, on Thursday from 11 to 13 hours.

This year is no free preventive examinations for citizens, but there will be promotional material with guidance and advices how to care for health. How to give energy to the heart, how to move and how to love your heart. Like every year, doctors from the Institute of Public Health appeal: Regular visits to chosen doctor!

Regular visiting of selected doctor and applying preventive advice and recommendations are the only way to reduce risks of cardiovascular diseases and prevention of consequences.

Each year cardiovascular disease is the cause of 17.3 million cases of premature death, and by 2030 it is expected that 23.6 million people will die of these diseases. This projected numbers from the World Health Organization (WHO), are expected the CVD to remain the leading cause of death worldwide.

In Macedonia, in 2015 from diseases of the circulatory system 11939 persons died.

Estimates show that at least 80% of all heart disease, stroke and diabetes type 2, can be prevented with regular visits to chosen doctor.

The rate of mortality from circulatory diseases in Macedonia in the period 2010-2015 is still increasing.

Having possibility that 80% of heart disease can be prevented, the Republic of Macedonia is implementing measures based on the evidence in order to prevent risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol, timely recognition of CVD, improved treatment of secondary and tertiary level, strengthening the health system staff, equipment, reconstruction of old and construction of new hospital facilities and other measures. The main objective is to address the growing burden of people with cardiovascular disease and reduce disability and mortality from these diseases.

Institute for Public Health, 10 Centers for public health and Health centers actively work to implement campaigns, education in schools, health facilities, and other areas, production and distribution of health educational materials, organizing actions for the free preventive examinations in rural areas.

The aim is to raise awareness among citizens about HEALTH CARE!

A part of the funds that the Health Insurance Fund (HIF), pay the doctors selected for implementation of preventive measures and activities.


High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for CVD. It’s called the silent killer because there are no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know that they have it.

High levels of sugar in blood can be an indicator of diabetes. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is causing death in 60% of all deaths of people who had diabetes. If it is not diagnosed and treated early, diabetes increases the risk for heart disease and stroke.

Cholesterol is associated with the deaths of 4 million people per year. Visit the doctor and ask him to measure your cholesterol levels and your ITT.

Your doctor will give you advice how to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, and how to improve your health!