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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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To share science, best practice and resources, acting as a global thought leader and catalyst for positive change.
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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.
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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
Join us in Dubai from 5 to 8 December 2018 for an outstanding lineup of world leaders in cardiology, cardiovascular medicine and health.
Applications are now closed for the 2017/18 Emerging Leaders cohort
This Coalition will leverage the expertise of its partners to advocate for increased prevention, control and treatment of all circulatory diseases.
WCTOH Late Breaker Sessions announced
NCDs and Physical Activity Top the Agenda at WHO Executive Board
50th International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention
New study: Women more likely to die after a heart attack due to unequal treatment
A look back on 2017 as we look forward to 2018
World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on link between tobacco and heart disease
The International Diabetes Federation ‘Taking Diabetes to Heart’ survey
WHF and the Saudi Heart Association hold Cholesterol roundtable in Saudi Arabia
FACTC Emerging Leaders team to run workshop at 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
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