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.
On 30 January 2019, at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, the World Heart Federation (WHF) launched a new report titled Accelerating Cardiovascular Health and Care in Kenya. The report centres around a WHF/Kenya Cardiac Society Roundtable event held in March 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya, which convened speakers and participants from the Ministry of Health and country health directorates, primary health care, civil society, the private sector, academia and faith-based organizations to identify roadblocks and solutions in the management of hypertension in Kenya.
Drawing on the WHF Roadmap to the Management and Control of Raised Blood Pressure, the agreed Call to Action focuses on empowering people living with NCDs, establishing a national registry for NCDs, creating an enabling environment for task-sharing in the management of CVD, taxing unhealthy commodities, and redirecting the consequent revenues to the prevention and management of CVD and other NCDs.
The WHF Global Roadmaps help identify roadblocks and suggest potential solutions to a range of CVD-related issues. Focusing specifically on health systems and policies, the Roadmaps translate existing knowledge of best practice, barriers and solutions into practical strategies for improving cardiovascular health. The WHF Roadmap to the Management and Control of Raised Blood Pressure offers evidence-based solutions to achieving improved management of hypertension, which is an issue of growing concern in Kenya and worldwide.
The report was launched at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference at an event organized by Access Accelerated titled “Working Together to Translate Words into Action: NCD Prevention, Treatment and Care”. During the event, WHF CEO Jean-Luc Eiselé highlighted the role that WHF Global Roadmaps can play in identifying context-specific solutions to gaps in CVD prevention and management, and reiterated the need to consider health as an investment, building on the World Health Organization ‘Best Buys’ as a way to advance the universal health coverage agenda.
The World Heart Federation looks forward to our ongoing collaboration with Access Accelerated as we continue to drive progress on cardiovascular health and care in Kenya and other parts of the world.
NOACs and fixed-dose combination antihypertensive medications added to WHO Essential Medicines List
Advancing heart health in Kenya
Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases publishes Hypertension Programme Report