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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The World Heart Federation has pledged not to work with agencies that work with Big Tobacco, and encourage our members to do the same. We support the #QuitBigTobacco initiative, which aims to make sure that health organizations aren’t unknowingly aiding and abetting the tobacco industry by working with the very same ad agencies that promote cigarettes.
More about the project:
Quitting Big Tobacco means standing up for health and refusing ties to the tobacco industry and its agents, especially in these 3 areas:
1. Big advertising
Big Tobacco can’t survive & thrive without advertising agencies to help them sell their killer products. Advertisers who work with Big Tobacco are complicit in a deadly agenda. Find out more.
2. Research Funding
There is no such thing as clean, no-strings-attached research funding from Big Tobacco. That’s why universities & researchers should Quit Big Tobacco. Find out more.
3. Marketing to children
Big Tobacco uses sports and music events, popular with youth around the globe, to promote and get a new generation hooked on its deadly products. Find out more.
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards - Western Pacific Region: Professor Hu Dayi, Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, People’s Republic of China
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards – Region of the Americas: Dr Eduardo Bianco, Coordinador Regional para las Americas de la Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), Oriental Republic of Uruguay
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards - African Region: Professor Fastone Mathew Goma, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Zambia