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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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A senior couple are dancing on a jetty with a crystal blue lake and mountain peaks creating the perfect backdrop

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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29 September 2022

World Heart Day

13 October 2022

World Thrombosis Day

16 October 2022

World Food Day

Latest News

Going the extra mile to make hearts better

In the run-up to World Heart Day, Heart Hero Dr Maria Rosa Costanzo lets us in on a life and career dedicated to those battling heart disease. A cardiologist in Illinois, Dr Costanzo has accompanied patients on their journey all the way to heart transplants, evaluated organ donors, and continues to provide care that spans […]

Patients’ voices, not only their hearts, must be heard

For the past three decades, Neil Johnson has been working with patients who live with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Empowering this global community to participate in their care drives him to help patients’ advocate for their health, and to connect patient organisations and caregivers. It is a crucial filler of the current “implementation gap” so that […]

WHF joins WHO and 200 other health organizations to call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

The international scientific consensus is clear: to protect the health and lives of present and future generations we need a rapid, equitable phase-out of fossil fuels globally, so as not to exceed 1.5ºC of warming. The World Heart Federation joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health professionals and organizations to call on governments […]

Air Pollution

Addressing the European Framework for Action on Alcohol 2022-25

This is a statement made at the 72nd Session of the World Health Organization RCM for the EURO Region. We welcome the European framework for action on alcohol 2022–2025. We endorse the evidence-based language of the Framework. We support the six areas for priority action. They provide a concrete focus on the most cost-effective alcohol […]

Alcohol

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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

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 […]