At the forefront of everything we do are people – people living with cardiovascular disease, people treating cardiovascular disease, people working to prevent cardiovascular disease… We are here to tell their stories in an effort to help others live longer, happier, healthier lives.
Cardiologists, healthcare professionals, policymakers, patients and their family members and friends are the heroes among us – battling, treating and beating heart disease.
Throughout the year, WHF celebrates Heart Heroes by writing the unique stories of people and teams dedicated and committed to improving cardiac health and reducing cardiovascular disease.
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is one form of pulmonary hypertension, where blood vessels in the lungs are narrowed, blocked or destroyed1. It is a rare, life-threatening disease with a poor prognosis.Learn more
More than 100 million people globally are affected by angina, which manifests in a variety of ways. For this reason, symptoms may be hard to recognize and patients often remain undiagnosed and untreated.
This global campaign aims to increase awareness of angina and its symptoms in order to facilitate early detection and implement optimal angina management.
RHD is the most commonly acquired heart disease in people under 25
Colours to Save Hearts is an initiative aimed at raising awareness of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) among children, teachers and parents, and educate them about the link between sore throat and rheumatic heart disease, how to recognise symptoms and what to do when they first appear.Learn more
Inviting conversation to change our ways and beat CVD
Heart to Heart is a new series of debates which bring together expert voices from different sectors and disciplines around the world. As the leader of the global heart community, we want to open a conversation about changing our ways as societies and individuals to beat cardiovascular disease. And as CVD continues to be the biggest cause of death on the planet, it’s the world’s most urgent conversation to have.Learn more
Seasonal influenza, commonly called the flu, is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world. Following the onset of infection, people with cardiovascular disease are at higher risk of stroke and heart attacks.
This global campaign aims to increase awareness of the risks caused by the flu for people with cardiovascular disease and its most cost-effective preventive action: influenza vaccination.Learn more
Iron is essential for keeping our bodies and brains healthy. Chronic heart failure patients are more prone to iron deficiency and having both heart failure and iron deficiency impacts people’s quality of life further.
This global campaign aims to increase awareness and educate about iron deficiency in heart failure and highlights the latest recommendations for screening.Learn more
Type 2 diabetes is one of the leading causes of premature cardiovascular mortality and a significant risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney disease. However, less than 10% of people living with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease receive all guideline-recommended treatments.
This award, funded by Boehringer Ingelheim, recognizes healthcare professionals’ efforts to reduce the burden of cardiovascular and kidney disease in type 2 diabetes.Learn more & Apply
Conversations from the Heart, presented by WHF Senior Science Advisor Dr Pablo Perel and Communications Director Borjana PervanLearn more
The World Heart Awards are all about celebrating organizations and individuals who have gone above and beyond in their quest to fight cardiovascular disease and promote heart health around the world.Learn more
Our World Heart Grants support our Members’ efforts to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease in their communities, reduce its burden and impact, and help people live longer, healthier lives.Learn more
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This is a statement led by the World Heart Federation at the 76th World Health Assembly on Agenda Item 16.3 Social determinants of health. We applaud Member States for their recognition of pollution as a health risk factor and for seeking to take decisive action through this proposed resolution. Unfortunately, recognition of fossil fuels among […]
This is a statement led by the World Heart Federation at the 76th World Health Assembly on Agenda Item 13.4: Strengthening rehabilitation in health systems. Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, We applaud the Secretariat for its report and leadership in strengthening rehabilitation services for people living with NCDs, CVD, and post-COVID conditions. Cardiac rehabilitation encompasses a […]
This is a statement led by the NCD Alliance at the 76th World Health Assembly on Agenda item 13.2 Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, and mental health. Distinguished delegates, We welcome the updated Appendix 3 of the Global NCD Action Plan, […]
This is a statement led by the NCD Alliance at the 76th World Health Assembly on Agenda item 13.2: Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, and mental health. We commend the WHO on its work to expand Appendix 3 as an essential […]