The World Heart Federation is an international nongovernmental organization, dedicated to the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease around the world. It is a membership organization that brings together the strength of the medical community with the public health community. Together with its members, the World Heart Federation carries out its mission through four pillars of activity:
* it raises awareness of the burden of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors among the general public, health care professionals and policy-makers;
* it advocates for measures to address the rising global burden of cardiovascular disease, particularly in low- and middle-income countries;
* it carries out demonstration projects in specific low-resource settings, which can then be replicated;
* it shares science and builds capacity, notably through its biennial congresses, its Foundations Advisory Board and its Scientific Advisory Board and Councils, as well as the continental networks of member organizations.