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Cardiovascular health for everyone

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The leading voice in the field of global cardiovascular health

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

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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

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Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the EURO Region

This is a statement made at the 71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the EURO Region on Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the EURO Region.   Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, We thank you for this opportunity to jointly address the Regional Committee on one of the most critical subjects of our […]

COVID-19

Hypertension need not be a “silent killer”

In 2019, high blood pressure or hypertension caused more than half the cases of coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure experienced around the world, and more than 10 million deaths. While often causing no overt symptoms, hypertension can damage the function of major organs such as the brain, heart and kidneys, and yet only […]

Hypertension

Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the South-East Asia Region

This is a statement made at the 74th Session of the WHO Regional Committee of the South-East Asia on Agenda Item 8.5: Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response in the South-East Asia Region. Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, The World Heart Federation thanks you for this opportunity to address the Regional Committee on one of […]

WHO South-East Asia countries release the sixth annual report on monitoring progress on UHC

This is a statement made at the 74th Session of the WHO Regional Committee of the South-East Asia on Agenda Item 8.2: Annual report on monitoring progress on UHC and health-related SDGs. Honourable Chair, distinguished delegates, The World Heart Federation, supported by Southeast Asian Regional NCD Alliance and Healthy India Alliance, welcomes the Committee’s report. […]

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Key Topics

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease

COVID-19

COVID-19

Diabetes

Diabetes

Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet

Prevention

Prevention

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Tobacco

Tobacco

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