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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

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 […]

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Air Pollution

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Chagas Disease

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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COVID-19

Diabetes

Diabetes

Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet

Heart Failure

Heart Failure

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Hypertension

Obesity

Obesity

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Prevention

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Disease

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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 […]