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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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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.
World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is the World Heart Federation‘s and the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke.
This year, our global campaign focuses on looking after our own hearts, and the hearts of our loved ones:
MY HEART, YOUR HEART
It’s about saying to ourselves, the people we care about and individuals all around the world, “what can I do right now to look after MY HEART… and YOUR HEART?” It also resonates with the professional cardiology and healthcare audiences who dedicate themselves to looking after ALL OUR HEARTS.
The main call to action for this year’s campaign is to make a promise. A promise as an individual to get more active, say no to smoking or eat more healthily … as a healthcare professional to save more lives … or as a policymaker to implement a noncommunicable disease (NCD) action plan. A simple promise… for MY HEART, for YOU HEART, for ALL OUR HEARTS.
The campaign website features all sorts of Resources to support individuals and organizations to run World Heart Day events and activities. These are available now to view and download instantly on the Resources page.
Currently, the Resources are available in English but other languages will be added as they become available. You can subscribe to receive updates on the Resources page.
There is a campaign overview PDF available as part of these downloads which gives you an at-a-glance guide to the campaign, but if you need any further support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recent years more and more of the world’s iconic landmarks, monuments and buildings have illuminated red in support of World Heart Day. Please help us to make this element of the campaign an even greater success by arranging for an illumination in your region, and let us know at email@example.com.
As the countdown to 29th September continues, even more information and resources will be launched on the World Heart Day website, including: the Worldwide Activities Map where you can feature details of your events, essential toolkits featuring tips on how to use the campaign, the campaign video, infographics, factsheets and more.
You will also be able to customize two of our campaign posters online, to either download and print, or share on social media.
Please visit www.worldheartday.org to find out more and subscribe for campaign updates.