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Cardiovascular health for everyone

What we do

The leading voice in the field of global cardiovascular health

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Help us achieve our vision of cardiovascular health for everyone

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Where we work

A global community dedicated to the treatment, prevention and control of CVD

Where we work

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World Heart Summit 2022

World Heart Summit 2022

Cardiovascular Health for Everyone
May 2022 - Geneva, Switzerland

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Colours to Save Hearts

Colours to Save Hearts

Donate now to support out fight against rheumatic heart disease

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World Congress of Cardiology 2022

World Congress of Cardiology 2022

13-15 October 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Our vision

18.6m

deaths every year from CVD

31%

of all deaths are from CVD

Our vision

Cardiovascular health for everyone

We believe every human being should have access to the information, care and treatment they need to keep their heart healthy, regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, education or income.

Who we are

Cardiovascular health concerns every living person in the world.

From hereditary conditions to lifestyle habits to societal and environmental contexts, our hearts face many threats. This is why in each country and community there are doctors, nurses, carers, researchers, campaigners and advocates for heart health. The World Heart Federation, which I have the privilege to lead for the next two years, is at the helm of the effort to achieve cardiovascular health for everyone, everywhere.

– Prof Fausto Pinto, WHF President 2021-22

Latest News

WHF wins “Best Campaign” at the International & European Association Awards 2021

The World Heart Federation’s 2021 World Heart Day campaign, “Use Heart to Connect”, was yesterday awarded the prize for Best Campaign at the International & European Association Awards 2021. The judges praised the campaign, saying: “A fantastic project; this campaign was well-planned and well-executed. This small team set out with a determination to make a […]

World Heart Highlights 2021: Connecting the global heart community

World Heart Highlights 2021 captures some of the year’s biggest moments. While not exhaustively encompassing every single initiative or milestone, the highlights have been the result of tireless efforts of many in the public eye and also behind the scenes. We want to therefore thank all our members, partners, sponsors and supporters for their commitment […]

World Heart Summit 2022 to be held in Geneva—the heart of global health diplomacy

In 2022, for the very first time, the World Heart Federation’s World Heart Summit will be held in Geneva, Switzerland – the heart of global health policymaking and diplomacy. This exclusive, invitation-only event, which brings together leaders and innovators in the field of cardiovascular health, will take place on 21-22 May 2022, just ahead of […]

The WHF Emerging Leaders Programme: A perspective of two Iraqi Emerging Leaders

Zainab A. Dakhil and Israa F. Yaseen For us, as health care professionals from an emerging country, one of the greatest barriers facing our suggested projects and ideas is the unheard voice that frequently returns as echo. However, we finally found a huge opportunity in the WHF Emerging Leaders Program. This program offered us the […]

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Key Topics

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease

Cholesterol

Cholesterol

COVID-19

COVID-19

Diabetes

Diabetes

Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet

Heart Failure

Heart Failure

Hypertension

Hypertension

Prevention

Prevention

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Tobacco

Tobacco

World Heart Connect

Welcome to World Heart Connect – the World Heart Federation’s virtual events platform.

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1 February 2022

World Heart Observatory