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.
Striving for a 25% reduction by 2025 in premature
deaths from cardiovascular disease around the world
Applications are now being invited for Emerging Leaders 2018 which will have a focus on stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
This Coalition will leverage the expertise of its partners to advocate for increased prevention, control and treatment of all circulatory diseases.
Share your inspiring World Heart Day stories and photos on our website and receive our official certificate of support as a thank you.
InterAmerican Heart Foundation awarded for Advocay at the NCD Alliance Forum in Sharjah, UAE
WHF joins the European Heart Network's (EHN) 25th anniversary celebrations
The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) to be held for the first time in Africa where tobacco industry interference is endemic
Global Coalition for Circulatory Health - Partners welcome!
Resources for the Emerging Leaders Programme now available
WHF attends WHO Special Session of the Executive Board
Cholesterol roundtable held in Madrid, Spain together with the Fundación Española del Corazón (Spanish Heart Foundation) and Fundación Hipercolesterolemia Familiar
President David Wood speaks about the WHF as its 40th anniversary approaches
WHF and Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery hold a Cholesterol roundtable in Colombia
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