The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology, is designated by law (Executive Order 818 s. 1982) to serve as an adviser to the President of the Republic of the Philippines and the Cabinet on policies concerning science and technology. 


As cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the country, NAST PHL will be hosting a Science Policy and Information Forum on Understanding Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease on 02 December 2021, 9:00 AM via Zoom. 


The virtual forum aims to (1) present updated information on cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemiology, modifiable risk factors, simple prevention strategies, and current population-level interventions; (2) review the role of salt on hypertension, fats on heart disease, and excessive caloric intake on diabetes; and (3) provide recommendations to address policy gaps on CVD prevention and improve the implementation of current interventions.


With this, we are pleased to invite you and your staff to the abovementioned NAST PHL webinar. May we also request your assistance in disseminating this information to the network under your supervision. Interested participants may register at


These activities will also be broadcast on the NAST PHL Facebook page (


Should you have questions or clarifications, please contact us at the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (02) 8837-20-71 loc. 2170. 


Thank you and stay safe.