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%.
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Become a WHF member and help us to build global commitment to address cardiovascular health at the policy level.
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To share science, best practice and resources, acting as a global thought leader and catalyst for positive change.
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The biggest global awareness-raising campaign for CVD.
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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.
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Leading global advocacy efforts for action to prevent,
control and reduce the global burden of CVD
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We strive to reduce CVD by at least 25% by 2025, leading the global advocacy effort for action to prevent and control the world's biggest killer.
Our advocacy experts work with the UN and other international bodies to influence global policies, development strategies and funding allocations.
WHF is the only CVD organization in official relations with the WHO.
Update from the 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board
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WHF and Partners say no to tobacco industry policy interference