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%.
Join the fight
Become a WHF member and help us to build global commitment to address cardiovascular health at the policy level.
We convene and connect our members
To share science, best practice and resources, acting as a global thought leader and catalyst for positive change.
Celebrate World Heart Day
The biggest global awareness-raising campaign for CVD.
Attend the Congress
Join world leaders in heart health, share ideas, network with specialists.
Advocating for heart health
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.
Find out more about our and our members' work around the world.
Explore everything from toolkits, videos and infographics, to policy reports, factsheets and more.
As the incidence of Chronic Kidney Disease escalates, investing in preventive measures on a governmental level and educating the public and the medical community has never been more important.
To achieve this goal, the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundation have partnered with the Taskforce on Women and Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to develop a policy document on “Kidney Disease & Women”.
The statement highlights current evidence and key challenges in the areas of kidney disease and maternal and child health, access to kidney care and prevention of kidney disease and sets out concrete policy recommendations to address these issues.
To mark World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day 2018, we highlight the impact of kidney disease on women’s health and the urgent need for targeted, gender-sensitive prevention measures and treatment throughout the life cycle of women and girls.
We strongly encourage you to disseminate this document to your governments and policy makers and share it on your social media accounts. In this way, you will support our advocacy efforts and help us call on policy makers for the implementation of policies that make early detection and kidney disease prevention affordable and effective for every woman and girl worldwide.
KIDNEY DISEASE IN WOMEN – A CALL TO ACTION
Announcing our Heart Heroes 2018
Fausto Pinto elected as World Heart Federation President-Elect
Emerging Leaders convene at WCC 2018