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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To share science, best practice and resources, acting as a global thought leader and catalyst for positive change.
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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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As we enter 2018, our 40th year, the World Heart Federation (WHF) continues to be the principal representative body for the cardiovascular community, including the national and continental cardiology scientific societies and foundations, and representing the scientific, medical and professional communities, as well as patients and charitable organizations.
from CVD globally
WHF works at the international and national levels through our own activities and those of our 200 plus members. Together, we are working to end needless deaths from exposure to tobacco and other risk factors, lack of access to treatment, and neglected conditions like rheumatic heart disease which kills hundreds of thousands of children each year.
Across 100 countries, we are acting now 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 are.