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.
For my heart, for your heart ...
World Heart Day takes place on 29 September every year.
... for all our hearts
2019 is all about making a promise to live a more heart-healthy life.
Supporting your activities
We have developed all sorts of Campaign Resources for you to download and use to promote your World Heart Day events.
Pin your event
Tell the world about your plans by adding details to our spinning globe.
Let's turn the world red
Help us to get iconic landmarks to light up in support of our campaign.
Iconic buildings, monuments and landmarks illuminate
every year to show support for World Heart Day
Home > Landmarks
Four years ago we started asking buildings and landmarks around the world to light up red to help promote our campaign and raise awareness of the world’s number one killer … cardiovascular disease. Last year, more illuminations took place than ever before, from the Jet d’Eau in Switzerland and the Sky Tower in New Zealand, to Niagara Falls in Canada and the Pyramids in Egypt.
In 2019, we are spreading the word about the consequences of CVDs by reaching even more iconic landmarks around the globe. The Adelaide Oval in Australia, the Calgary Tower in Canada and the Tower of Hercules in Spain have already signed up for this important cause one year more.
If there is a landmark in your city or country that you would like to help illuminate for World Heart Day, please contact us at email@example.com. We also encourage you to take initiative and contact the buildings yourself. Join us, spread the word and help us to light up the world red on 29 September!
Dhiraagu tower, Maldives
Jet d’Eau, Geneva, Switzerland