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Our Shared Mission

Working with our members to achieve our joint goals
and drive the heart-health agenda

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We believe in a world where heart health for everyone is a fundamental human right and a crucial element of global health justice

WHF and its members believe that there is no equity and human rights without health justice and heart health for everyone. Regardless of country, region, origin, race, gender, age, education and revenues, each human being is entitled to cardiovascular health and well-being through health promotion, access to prevention, control and management of cardiovascular disease.

Our mission is:

  • To connect and co-ordinate the diverse cardiovascular community by bringing together the scientific cardiology societies, heart foundations, health professionals, patients and the general public, policy makers, governments and industry in advancing heart health for everyone;
  • to translate science into policy to influence agencies, governments and policy makers; and
  • to stimulate and catalyze the exchange of information, ideas, practices across all borders, to achieve heart health for everyone, everywhere.

The vision and mission are built on five key global roles of WHF: (i) advocacy; (ii) science; (iii) capacity building; (iv) implementation and health system strengthening; and (v) building a civil society movement for access to cardiovascular health through WHF’s international leadership, member engagement at global, regional and national levels, and communication to our professions, patients and the public.

We have also identified three strategic priorities for the period 2018-20 as the fundamentals of success: Leadership in advocacy; Engagement with our members; and a Sustainable organization.

Find out more about our Strategy 2018-2020