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.
CVD risk factors
From lifestyle issues to conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, there are lots of risk factors for CVD
Find out about a range of heart conditions, from the most common to the rare and neglected.
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.
As part of World Heart Day this year, we wanted to celebrate Heart Heroes … people from all walks of life who have shown commitment, courage, empathy and care in relation to heart health. From professionals involved in cutting-edge cardiology research and heart healthcare, to everyday people who have done something to look after their and their loved ones’ hearts.
So for the first time we gave people around the world the chance to enter our Heart Hero Awards by customizing their own posters on our World Heart Day website. We received 778 amazing entries and wish all of them could win an award. But we have to choose just a three and we are delighted to announce the winners below.
Thank you to all our Members and partners who helped us to judge the entries and decide on the winners. We felt that the winning posters were the ones that answered more than one of the following judging criteria:
Thank you also to everyone who entered the Awards and created and shared such amazing messages of support for heart health. We will be launching even more Awards categories next year so we hope you try again in 2019!