About the Programme

Building up capacity, professional development, mentorship
and networking of WHF Emerging Leaders in 100 countries

One of the world’s first training programmes on health policy research, health systems and implementation science

The Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme was created by world-renowned cardiologist and epidemiologist Salim Yusuf in 2014 during his tenure as President-Elect of World Heart Federation. It’s one of the first international training programmes on cardiovascular health policy and implementation research, with its main objectives being to build up capacity through professional development, mentorship and provision of networking opportunities for the selected candidates.

The Programme has already achieved significant results. To take performance and impact to the next level, we need you – global leaders, individuals and organizations in the field of circulatory health – to add your support to that of Professor Yusuf and WHF.

Building a global talent pool will have far-reaching and long-term capacity-building benefits for the future of cardiovascular health. WHF Emerging Leaders are already having a huge impact on global cardiovascular health, but with your support, more can be done to strengthen and accelerate their performance.

By making a donation, you will be contributing to the sustainable future of the Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme and the future of a field which is so vital in tackling premature mortality caused by the world’s number one killer. And there are additional ways in which you can add your vital support to our work.


About our Emerging Leaders

The WHF Emerging Leaders are an important and growing group of people who are passionate about making positive changes to the way cardiovascular disease is prevented and treated.

WHF and its members have a vision of a world where heart health for everyone is a fundamental human right and a crucial element of global health justice. We believe that there is no equity and human rights without health justice and heart health for everyone. Regardless of country, region, origin, race, gender, age, education and revenues, each human being is entitled to cardiovascular health and well-being through health promotion, access to prevention, control and management of cardiovascular disease.

The World Heart Federation Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme plays an important part in achieving our vision and mission, building a global cadre of experts who will contribute to improving global cardiovascular health and to reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease.

By participating in the Programme, these individuals who are actively working in CVD prevention and control will develop expertise in: evaluating health systems; identifying barriers and facilitators for implementation of evidence-based prevention and treatments for CVD; developing evidence-based policy research; and activism by influencing critical stakeholders including policymakers, legislators and media.

You can learn more about World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders as well as hear from current participants and faculty from this YouTube video.

Learn more about our Emerging Leaders’ Projects


How you can support and benefit from the Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme

  • Make a personal or organizational donation to the Programme
  • Offer your mentorship and/or corporate sponsorship to an Emerging Leader in your particular cardiovascular field or country
  • Be recognized as investing in the future of cardiovascular prevention, treatment and control
  • Showcase your commitment to the future of cardiovascular prevention, treatment and control as an official sponsor
  • Provide inspiration and shape the direction, development and outcome of the Programme

Contribute to the Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme


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