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World Heart Summit

Convening leaders and innovators to elevate the world’s number one killer as the top global health priority.

World Heart Summit 2022

Cardiovascular Health for Everyone
21-22 May 2022, Geneva, Switzerland

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World Heart Summit 2021

Organised by WHF with the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health

Time to Act on Obesity
October-November 2021

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Heart Talks 2020

A Series of the 5th Global Summit on Circulatory Health

Rethinking the Future of the Cardiovascular Workforce
October-November 2020

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4th Global Summit on Circulatory Health - 2019

Innovations in Circulatory Care and Technologies
29-30 August 2019, Paris, France

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3rd Global Summit on Circulatory Health - 2018

Access to Essential Medicines and Technologies
4-5 December 2018, Dubai

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2nd Global Summit on Circulatory Health - 2017

The No. 1 Killer: The Case for Urgent Action
12-13 September 2017, Singapore

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About the World Heart Summit

Heart disease and stroke remain the world’s foremost causes of premature death, despite being largely preventable through the mitigation of risk factors. Together, the cardiovascular disease (CVD) community and multi-sectoral partners need to reframe outreach strategies and tools for action to raise the priority status of CVD nationally and globally.

The World Heart Summit (previously the Global Summit on Circulatory Health) is the thought leadership event designed to elevate the world’s number one killer as the top priority for Key Opinion Leaders, Ministers of Health and Public Health Officials, and Industry Leaders.

The Summit aims to:

  1. Convene and mobilize advocates in circulatory health
  2. Coordinate stakeholders and policymakers around shared goals
  3. Campaign for circulatory health with a collective voice and a clear message
  4. Catalyze action for circulatory health through civil society and policy engagement

The history of the World Heart Summit at a glance

The first Global Summit on Circulatory Health, held in Mexico City in 2016, resulted in the first declaration on circulatory health — the Mexico Declaration — signed by 29 leading global organization, including the World Heart Organization and the World Stroke Organization.

Following the second Global Summit in Singapore, the World Heart Federation created the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, which was launched in October 2017 at the World Health Organizations’ Conference on Non-communicable Diseases in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Coalition brings together international, regional and national stakeholders to drive the urgent action needed to combat heart disease, stroke and associated co-morbidities such as diabetes and kidney diseases, as well as to give a voice to people living with circulatory diseases and to the trained health workforce that cares for them.

In 2021, the Global Summit was renamed the World Heart Summit.

Latest News

The World Heart Summit urges global cooperation to achieve cardiovascular health for all

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 to reduce cardiovascular disease, which, despite being largely preventable, claims the lives of more than 18 million people every year.  “In all of your work, prioritise initiatives […]

World Heart Summit 2022: Cardiovascular health must be for everyone

Ahead of the 7th World Heart Summit, Professor Fausto Pinto, President of the World Heart Federation (WHF) shares his hopes and insights. He is also the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lisbon; and Professor of Cardiology and Head of the Cardiovascular Department, Santa Maria University Hospital/CHULN, Portugal. More than 450 […]

World Heart Summit 2022 to be held in Geneva—the heart of global health diplomacy

In 2022, for the very first time, the World Heart Federation’s World Heart Summit will be held in Geneva, Switzerland – the heart of global health policymaking and diplomacy. This exclusive, invitation-only event, which brings together leaders and innovators in the field of cardiovascular health, will take place on 21-22 May 2022, just ahead of […]

World Heart Summit 2021: Time to Act on Obesity

Between 14 October and 22 November, the World Heart Federation challenged health professionals on the frontlines, policymakers, academics, and health advocates to “Act on Obesity” as part of its 6th World Heart Summit. Following five global and regional webinars and an in-person Summit in Mombasa, Kenya, convened under the leadership of Profs. Liesl Zühlke and […]

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