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.
We convene and connect our members
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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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.
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Striving to prevent, control and reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the World Heart Federation recognizes that it is imperative to garner global attention from partners outside of traditional health sectors. As the number one killer worldwide and responsible for nearly half of the global non-communicable disease (NCD) burden, CVD is a crisis that requires a multi-sectoral response. To address the challenge of CVD and NCDs not being recognized as a priority on the global health and development agendas the World Heart Federation joined forces, in 2009, with its sister organizations representing the four major NCDs (as defined by the World Health Organization – cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes) under the umbrella of the NCD Alliance, to advocate for change.
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