The leading global voice
We play a major role in bringing the CV community together to drive transformational change.
Together we are stronger
By 2025, our aim is to reduce premature deaths from CVD by at least 25%.
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Become a WHF member and help us to build global commitment to address cardiovascular health at the policy level.
We convene and connect our members
To share science, best practice and resources, acting as a global thought leader and catalyst for positive change.
Celebrate World Heart Day
The biggest global awareness-raising campaign for CVD.
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Join world leaders in heart health, share ideas, network with specialists.
Advocating for heart health
We lead the global advocacy effort for action to prevent, control and reduce the global burden of CVD.
All our programmes and partnerships are aimed at creating awareness of CVD as a priority issue across the globe.
Find out more about our and our members' work around the world.
Explore everything from toolkits, videos and infographics, to policy reports, factsheets and more.
Together with our members we are leading
the global fight against cardiovascular disease
Our prestigious speakers include Salim Yusuf, Nanette Wenger, Thomas Lüscher, K. Srinath Reddy, Jeroen J. Bax, Sir Magdi Yacoub and Valentin Fuster
We are delighted to announce our 2017/2018 cohort, which will focus on stroke prevention, treatment and control
This Coalition will leverage the expertise of its partners to advocate for increased prevention, control and treatment of all circulatory diseases.
Welcome to World Heart Day 2018
First Meeting of WHF RHD Taskforce
WHF attends UN Interactive Hearing on NCDs
A new cohort of Emerging Leaders 2018: Breaking barriers in care for Stroke patients
WHF participates in the XXVIII South American Congress of Cardiology hosted by our members the South American and Peruvian Society of Cardiology
WHF welcomes the American Heart Association's new President and Board Members
2018 Emerging Leaders convene at Duke Kunshan University in China
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards - Western Pacific Region: Professor Hu Dayi, Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, People’s Republic of China
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards – Region of the Americas: Dr Eduardo Bianco, Coordinador Regional para las Americas de la Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), Oriental Republic of Uruguay
WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017: monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies
Policy and Reports
CVD Advocacy Toolkit - The Road to 2018
A healthy heart your goal
Tobacco: totally avoidable risk factor of CVD
Diet, overweight and obesity