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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Find out more about our and our members' work around the world.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) − which includes heart disease and stroke − causes 17.3 million deaths each year, making it the world’s number one killer. But the good news is that the majority of CVD is caused by risk factors that can be controlled, treated or modified; including physical inactivity a leading CVD risk factor. Find out what steps you can take on the road to a healthy heart and a longer and better life to help reduce premature CVD deaths by 25 per cent by 2025.
A look back on 2017 as we look forward to 2018
World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders drive improved global access to essential CVD medicines
70th World Health Assembly: Round-up of Key Decisions
Resources for Women
Kids on the move - Case studies
Global Heart is the new title of the former journal CVD Prevention and Control
Policy and Reports