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World Heart Awards 2024

The World Heart Awards are all about celebrating those individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond in their mission to fight cardiovascular disease and promote healthy hearts in their communities and beyond.

Campaign Awards

Best Prevention Campaign

The Heart Fund

Program to Improve Cardiovascular Health in Rural Côte d’Ivoire 

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Most Creative Campaign 

Healthy Heart Happy Life Organization

Comprehensive Health Campaign

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Best Video Campaign


ICCPR’s Series of Videos of World Heart Day 2023 Campaign


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Most Inspiring World Heart Day Campaign 

Afghanistan Cardiovascular Association

World Heart Day 2023 Campaign

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Individual Awards

WHF Lifetime Achievement Award

Valentin Fuster

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, President of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Fuster is the General Director of the National Center for Cardiovascular investigation or CNIC (equivalent to NHLBI) in Madrid, Spain.

The innumerable positions he has held include those of President of the American Heart Association, President of the World Heart Federation, member of the US National Academy of Medicine, where he chaired the Committee for the document on “Promotion of Cardiovascular Health Worldwide and presently Co-Chairs the Advisory Committee on “the Role of the United States on Global Health” as advisor to the new President, Member of the European Horizon 2020 Scientific Panel of Health, Council member of the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and President of the Training Program of the American College of Cardiology.

After qualifying in medicine at the University of Barcelona, Valentin Fuster continued his studies in the USA. He was Professor in Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases at the Mayo Medical School, Minnesota and in 1982 at the Medical School of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. From 1991 to 1994 he was The Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. In 1994, he was named Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Mount Sinai a post he has combined since 2012 with that of Physician-in-Chief of the Hospital.

Dr. Fuster has been named Doctor Honoris Causa by thirty-three universities. He is an author on more than 1000 scientific articles (HI-187). He was named Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nature Reviews in Cardiology and recently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the ACC’s flagship publication and the main American source of clinical information on cardiovascular medicine (Impact factor 17.7). His research into the origin of cardiovascular events, which have contributed to improved treatment of heart attack patients, was recognized in 1996 by the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research (highest award in Spanish speaking countries). And in June 2011 he was awarded the Grand Prix Scientifique of the Institute of France (considered a most prestigious award in cardiology), for his translational research into atherothrombotic disease.

Among his many achievements, it is noteworthy that Dr. Fuster is the only cardiologist to have received the highest awards for research from the three leading cardiovascular organizations: the American Heart Association (Gold Medal andResearch Achievement Award), the American College of Cardiology (Living Legend and Life Achievement Award 2017) and the European Society of Cardiology (Gold Medal). In addition, in May 2014, King Juan Carlos I of Spain granted Dr. Fuster with the title of Marquis for his “outstanding and unceasing research efforts and his educational outreach work”.

WHF Advocacy Award in Cardiovascular Health WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, FCTC

Dr Adriana Blanco Marquizo

Dr Adriana Blanco Marquizo is the Head of the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control since March 2020. She is a medical doctor with a master’s degree in Policies to Prevent Addictions in Children and Adolescents from the Latin American Centre of Human Economy (CLAEH). Over the past two decades, Dr Blanco Marquizo has worked in the region of the Americas, supporting tobacco control activities in many countries of the Region, including her home country, Uruguay. Before joining the Convention Secretariat, Dr Blanco Marquizo worked at the Pan American Health Organization as Tobacco Control Regional Advisor and later as Chief of the Risk Factors and Nutrition Unit in the Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health.

Best Global Heart Journal Paper

Andriany Qanitha

Andriany Qantha, MD, M.Sc, Ph.D

Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Makassar 90245, Indonesia.

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Makassar 90245, Indonesia.

Doctoral Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Hasanuddin University, Makassar 90245, Indonesia.

Dr. Andriany Qanitha achieved academic excellence, graduating with cum laude honors for her medical doctorate with a perfect GPA (4.00/4.00). Transitioning into academia, she assumed the role of junior lecturer at Universitas Hasanuddin while practicing as a general practitioner. Pursuing her passion for research, she embarked on a PhD program at the Academisch Medisch Centrum, Universiteit van Amsterdam, alongside a postgraduate MSc in Clinical Epidemiology at Universiteit Medical Centrum Utrecht, The Netherlands. Her dedication to cardiovascular research led to the successful defense of her PhD thesis in 2019, focusing on stable and acute coronary artery disease in Indonesia. With numerous publications and leadership in research projects, she is currently enrolled in a cardiology residency program at Universitas Hasanuddin, aspiring to become a future cardiologist.