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The World Heart Federation is the principal representative body for the global cardiovascular community, representing more than 200 heart foundations, scientific societies, civil society and patient organizations from over 100 countries.
Together with our Members, we are working to end needless deaths and build global commitment for improved cardiovascular health at the global, regional, national and community levels.
The World Heart Federation believes in a world where heart health for everyone is a fundamental human right and a crucial element of global health justice.
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The World Heart Federation works at the international, regional and national levels to end needless deaths from exposure to tobacco, air pollution and other risk factors, improve access to treatment, and tackle neglected conditions such as rheumatic heart disease.
Through its official relationship with the World Health Organization, the World Heart Federation leads the global advocacy effort for action to prevent, control and reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease.
We are acting to build global commitment to address cardiovascular health at the policy level, generate and exchange ideas, share best practice, advance scientific knowledge and promote knowledge transfer to tackle CVD. We are at the heart of driving the CVD agenda and advocating for better heart health – enabling people to live longer, better and more heart-healthy lives, whoever and wherever they may be.