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
2018 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
At the end of August we were delighted to attend the European Congress of Cardiology 2018 (ESC) in Munich, Germany, where the World Heart Day (WHD) themed booth was a huge success! Delegates who visited our stand were the first to take part in the WHD campaign holding up placards with the ‘heart promise’ of their choice and taking more than 500 pictures.
World Heart Federation (WHF) Members, Board Members as well as current, future and past Presidents visited us to demonstrate their commitment to the campaign and support the awareness initiative. The WHF stand was once again the perfect meeting point for all Members to discuss the future of cardiovascular disease and current and forthcoming WHF projects.
The ESC Congress was also the chosen platform to announce that next year’s event, taking place in Paris 2019, will be hosted in partnership with WHF for the first time. Thanks to this new collaboration approach, the World Congress of Cardiology will now take place every year rather than biennially, making it an even greater opportunity for WHF Members to meet, network and share insights.
The countdown to WHD 2018 has already started. We look forward to hearing more about your initiatives and events.