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Education & Training

In line with our mission to stimulate and promote the exchange of information, ideas and practices across borders, we offer a range of opportunities for people of all backgrounds to develop their skills and increase their knowledge of cardiovascular conditions and risk factors.

Emerging Leaders Programme

The WHF Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme provides training and networking opportunities in cardiovascular health policy and implementation science for healthcare practitioners, researchers, and global health advocates.

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NCD Academy

NCD Academy is an on-demand certificate programme which provides training on noncommunicable disease (NCD) prevention and management for primary care providers. NCD Academy equips clinicians, nurses and community health workers with the knowledge they need to effectively manage NCDs in their communities. Available online and completely free, it features a growing suite of online certificate programmes on all the major NCDs, including cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Heart to Heart

Inviting conversation to change our ways and beat CVD

Heart-to-Heart is a 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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Meet & Share Workshops

Open to all WHF Members, our virtual Meet & Share Workshops provides a unique opportunity for experts, CEOs, influencers, managers, and leaders of foundations, societies and associations across all continents to come together and share experiences, showcase successes and discuss challenges in combating heart disease around the world.

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World Heart Connect

Our new platform for virtual events, live and on-demand.

World Heart Connect

Latest News

WHF LEADS CONSTITUENCY STATEMENT ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE AT #WHA77

This statement is made by the World Heart Federation on behalf of the Global Alliance for Tobacco Control, International College of Surgeons, International Diabetes Federation, International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science, International Society of Nephrology, International Society for Quality in Health Care, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, NCD Alliance, World Hypertension League, and World […]

Examining Progress on the Political Declaration for Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention at #wha77

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77th World Health Assembly on Agenda item 11.2  Distinguished delegates, We welcome the update but acknowledge the world is off track to meet the targets for NCDs and mental health conditions, and many promises made at the last HLM in […]

Discussing the potential WHO pandemic treaty at #wha77

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77 World Health Assembly on Agenda item 13.4  Distinguished delegates, We welcome the report summarizing WHO’s work to strengthen global governance of health emergency preparedness through the parallel processes of the Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations […]

Discussing the general programme of work of WHO at #wha77

This is a statement led by NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation at the 77 World Health Assembly on Agenda item 17  Distinguished delegates, We welcome the progress made in refining the draft GPW 14, particularly the inclusion of additional outcome indicators for strengthening health systems for UHC; tackling health determinants and risk factors […]

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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 […]