Convening leaders and innovators to elevate the world’s number one killer as the top global health priority.
Cardiovascular Health for Everyone
19-21 May 2023, Geneva, Switzerland
Cardiovascular Health for Everyone
21-22 May 2022, Geneva, Switzerland
Time to Act on Obesity
A Series of the 5th Global Summit on Circulatory Health
Rethinking the Future of the Cardiovascular Workforce
Innovations in Circulatory Care and Technologies
29-30 August 2019, Paris, France
Access to Essential Medicines and Technologies
4-5 December 2018, Dubai
The No. 1 Killer: The Case for Urgent Action
12-13 September 2017, Singapore
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]