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The Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme was created by the World Heart Federation to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) globally.

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New report highlights worsening levels of cardiovascular illness and deaths from air pollution

Listen to WHF Vice President Elect, Dr Amam MBAKWEM,  talking with the BBC World Service about the air pollution report’s findings and recommendations.   Air pollution is the greatest single environmental health risk Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of deaths– more than 20 million deaths every year Air pollution’s death toll is greatest on […]

World Heart Grants 2024 are open!

We are delighted to open applications for a new round of World Heart Grants, available exclusively to WHF Members. The World Heart Grants support our Members’ efforts to raise awareness of heart health and reduce the burden and impact of cardiovascular disease in their communities. We are looking for projects that reflect our mission to connect and […]

One to watch: An urgent call for early detection of rheumatic heart disease and more equitable cardiovascular care

Access to imaging technologies allows for early screening and intervention, positively impacting outcomes for patients with heart diseases. An urgent call for early screening in Rheumatic Heart Disease is a new film by the World Heart Federation and Philips Foundation. By telling the story of David, a young man from the Philippines who has been […]

It is time to screen for homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia in the United States

The World Heart Federation is excited to celebrate the first-ever HoFH Awareness Day with the international FH and HoFH communities on 4 May 2024. Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) is an ultra-rare inherited condition characterized by extremely high and life-threatening levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from birth, leading to significant premature cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. […]