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.
Diet and heart health
The role of diet is crucial in the development and prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Diet is a key modifiable risk factor for CVD.
Change in eating habits
Components of a healthy diet
Overweight and obesity
Facts & figures: prevalence
Impact of obesity on heart health
The International Diabetes Federation ‘Taking Diabetes to Heart’ survey
WHF and the Saudi Heart Association hold Cholesterol roundtable in Saudi Arabia
Cholesterol roundtable held in Madrid, Spain together with the Fundación Española del Corazón (Spanish Heart Foundation) and Fundación Hipercolesterolemia Familiar
Protect your heart
Women and physical activity