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What are Roadmaps?

A Roadmap is a framework designed to help identify challenges (roadblocks) and suggest potential solutions covering a large range of potential issues on the road to 2030. WHF Roadmaps have been developed by teams of experts from around the world to identify problems and offer solutions on specific topics impacting cardiovascular mortality.

At the national and regional level, the Roadmaps offer a framework to help prioritize and implement solutions to reduce premature CVD deaths in a specific context. WHF Roadmaps can serve as models for regions and countries to develop their own Roadmap, and create or update their national non-communicable disease (NCD) action plans. They offer a framework to bring together stakeholders with the objective of determining, prioritizing and implementing solutions to reduce premature CVD deaths in a specific context, in a collaborative and consultative approach.

Who can use the Roadmaps?

Roadmaps can offer a framework for governments, NGOs, health activists, healthcare professionals and many others to trigger action to reduce cardiovascular premature mortality in their country.

With a collaborative approach in mind, they can involve health advocates, corporations, academic and research institutions, policy makers, healthcare professionals, patients etc.

Current Roadmaps

Atrial fibrillation
Cholesterol
CVD & diabetes
Heart failure
Hypertension
Rheumatic heart disease
Secondary prevention
Tobacco control

Building a national Roadmap

Visit our National and Regional Roadmaps page to learn how WHF Roadmaps can be used to develop national or regional Roadmaps, identifying and selecting the roadblocks and solutions relevant to their specific context and environment.

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