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Lown, ProCor grant Heart Hero Award

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Kenyan rheumatic heart disease prevention program honored

ProCor, a global communication program promoting heart health founded by Harvard School of Public Health Professor of Cardiology Emeritus Bernard Lown, has awarded the Louise Lown Heart Hero Award to the Kenyan-Heart National Foundation’s (KHNF) rheumatic heart disease (RHD) prevention program. Through local initiatives and outreach efforts, the KHNF teaches thousands of people every year how to prevent RHD.

The annual award recognizes innovative, preventive approaches to cardiovascular health in developing countries. The award was established in 2007 by Lown, an internationally renowned cardiologist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, to honor his wife, Louise, and her lifelong commitment to the well-being of others as a social worker, activist, and writer.

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