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Campaigns & Communication

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.

World Heart Day

World Heart Day

The world's biggest awareness-raising platform for CVD

About World Heart Day

Storytelling

The beat of change: rheumatic heart disease in Mozambique

Reforming rural healthcare: hypertension in Kenya

From small steps to systemic shifts

Voices of Chagas: A disease that knows no borders

HEART HEROES

Heart health matters every day

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.

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Use ❤️ to Act Now on Angina

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.

 

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Colours to Save Hearts

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.

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Heart to Heart

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.

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USE ❤️ TO stop flu

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.

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USE ❤️ TO TAKE IRON SERIOUSLY

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.

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World Heart Podcast

World Heart Podcast

Conversations from the Heart, presented by WHF Senior Science Advisor Dr Pablo Perel and Communications Director Borjana Pervan

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World Heart Awards

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.

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World Heart Grants

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.

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Upcoming health awareness days

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31 May 2022

World No Tobacco Day

5 June 2022

World Environment Day

7 June 2022

World Food Safety Day

Latest News

Addressing Noncommunicable Diseases at WHA75

This is a statement made at the 75th World Health Assembly (22-28 May 2022) on Agenda Item 14.1: Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases; Annex A: Draft implementation road map 2023–2030 for the global action plan for the prevention […]

Addressing Emergency Preparedness at WHA75

This is a statement made at the 75th World Health Assembly (22-28 May 2022) on Agenda Item 16.2: Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies.   Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, People living with circulatory conditions are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lack of attention to NCDs in the early stages of […]

The World Heart Summit urges global cooperation for everyone’s cardiovascular health

Health experts concluded a two-day World Heart Summit in Geneva on 21-22 May 2022, convened by the World Heart Federation (WHF), and urged greater efforts by all sectors – not just health — to reduce cardiovascular disease that is 80% preventable yet claiming the lives of more than 18 million people every year.  “In all […]

World Hypertension Day: Taking action against the silent epidemic of high blood pressure

Hypertension is the leading preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It affects an estimated 1.3 billion worldwide, killing approximately 10 million people every year. Low and middle-income countries have seen a growing prevalence of hypertension in recent years, with many countries having to deal with the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. In Sub-Saharan […]

Hypertension

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Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease

Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

COVID-19

COVID-19

Diabetes

Diabetes

Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet

Heart Failure

Heart Failure

Hypertension

Hypertension

Obesity

Obesity

Prevention

Prevention

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Tobacco

Tobacco

Women & CVD

Women & CVD

The most common heart attack symptom, in both men and women, is some type of chest pain, pressure or discomfort. But chest pain is not always the most noticeable symptom, especially in women, who are more likely to experience it as pressure or tightness in the chest. They may even have no chest pain at […]