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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 2023

Cardiovascular Health for Everyone
19-21 May 2023, Geneva, Switzerland

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World Heart Summit 2022

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

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World Heart Summit 2021

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

Every year, the World Heart Summit brings together, in Geneva, a diverse group of leaders and innovators from government, business, civil society and academia, united in their mission to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in every region of the world. Participants have the opportunity to engage in transformational conversations, learn about different approaches and strategies from leaders in the field, and be inspired as we work together to build a world where every human being has access to the tools they need to keep their hearts healthy.

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

Join us at the World Heart Summit

Every year, the World Heart Summit brings together an eclectic community of leaders and visionaries from different sectors, driven by their shared commitment to alleviate the impact of cardiovascular disease worldwide. This year, for the first time ever, members of the public are invited to join us in Geneva, Switzerland on 19-21 May. This is your opportunity to […]

World Heart Summit 2023 will be held in Geneva ahead of the World Health Assembly

  We are thrilled to announce that the next edition of the World Heart Summit will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 19-21 May 2023, ahead of the 76th World Health Assembly. The timing and location of this invitation-only event — which brings together leaders and innovators from around the world to explore the most pressing challenges in global […]

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 […]