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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

WHF and its Members believe in a world where cardiovascular health for everyone is a fundamental human right. Regardless of country, region, origin, race, gender, age, education and income, 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, lead and inspire the cardiovascular community by bringing together the scientific cardiology societies, heart foundations, health professionals, patients and the general public, policymakers, governments and private sector to achieve heart health for everyone;
  • To translate science into policy to influence agencies, governments and policy makers;
  • To stimulate and promote 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.

Find out more about our Strategy 2021-2023