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We play a major role in bringing the CV community together to drive transformational change.
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By 2025, our aim is to reduce premature deaths from CVD by at least 25%.
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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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In 2014, the World Heart Federation (WHF) launched an initiative to develop a series of Global Roadmaps, with the aim to identify potential roadblocks on the pathway to effective prevention, detection and management of CVD, along with evidence-based solutions to overcome them. The resulting documents provide a framework to translate strategic intent into action on integrating epidemiology, population and cardiovascular outcome trial data into national plans for optimal CVD management.
The Roadmap publications have become the cornerstone of WHF activities as resources for implementation to guide initiatives to support heart health globally, translating science into policy and influencing agencies, governments and policymakers alike.
With this framework, countries can develop or update national NCD programmes aligned with the WHF Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020. The overall aim is to drive efforts within national agendas to meet the ambitious target set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals: a 30% reduction in premature mortality caused by NCDs by 2030.
Informing health systems approaches to CVD by prioritizing practical, proven, cost-effective action
Assessing strengths and gaps in national CVD programmes and policies
Translating global frameworks into local action for better heart health
Developing a Roadmap on cardiovascular diseases among people living with diabetes
WHF launches Report on Hypertension Roadmap implementation in Kenya
Paving the way for WHF Roadmaps in 2019