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.
Find out more about our and our members' work around the world.
The World Heart Federation (WHF) is pleased to announce that world-renowned leader in global cardiovascular disease (CVD) research, Executive Director of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) in Canada, and WHF Past President, Dr Salim Yusuf, will provide an initial endowment of $500,000 CAD to support the WHF Emerging Leaders Programme. In light of this generous financial gift, and Dr Yusuf’s initiative in establishing this Programme, it will now be known as: the World Heart Federation Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme.
In addition, WHF has made a commitment to create the ‘World Heart Federation Endowment Fund’ and to engage in additional efforts through fundraising from diverse sources to preserve and grow Dr Yusuf’s generous contribution.
Dr Yusuf commented: “I am honoured to support the WHF Emerging Leaders Programme which will develop and train a new generation of individuals from both developing and developed countries to lead future clinical and population research to prevent and treat heart diseases and stroke. These efforts are aligned with the mission of PHRI and also the WHF. Over the years that I have served on the Board of the World Heart Federation, I have been impressed by the importance of the WHF’s global work and impact, despite its modest resources. The WHF’s potential reach and impact is enormous, and can benefit millions of people around the world.”
Read the full press release
Visit the WHF Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders website for more information
Contribute to the Programme’s future by donating
Emerging Leaders convene at WCC 2018
WHF Emerging Leader 2017 Jordan Jarvis inspiring TED talk on ‘Peer networks to create opportunities & catalyze change’
A new cohort of Emerging Leaders 2018: Breaking barriers in care for Stroke patients