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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Let's turn the world red
Help us to get iconic landmarks to light up in support of our campaign.
Institute for Health and Food Safety Zenica
The Institute for Health and Food Safety Zenica City, Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized various activities and events in support of World Heart Day 2017. The theme for this year was “Guard Your Heart – Love Your Heart”, which aimed to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. In order to raise public awareness about the importance of physical activity, the Institute for Health and Food Safety Zenica promoted making “small changes”. Health promotional activities included a bicycle ride across the city and outdoor dance activities. Afterwards, refreshing drinks and healthy snacks were distributed to participants to promote a healthy diet. An info health booth distributed promotional material and measured visitors’ blood pressure. The aim was to improve health globally by encouraging people to make lifestyle changes, and to promote education about ways to be good to your heart.