World Heart Federation

Who We Are ?

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is dedicated to leading the global fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke. As the only CVD non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Heart Federation works at global and national levels to drive the CVD agenda and help people live longer, better, more heart-healthy lives.  

WHF’s community of +200 member organizations brings together the strength of medical societies and heart foundations from more than 100 countries covering five continents.

What we Do ?

Together with its members, the World Heart Federation is working to end needless deaths from exposure to tobacco and other risk factors, lack of access to treatment, and neglected conditions like rheumatic heart disease which kills hundreds of thousands of children each year. In particular, the World Heart Federation:

1.   Connects and co-ordinates the diverse cardiovascular community by bringing together the scientific cardiology societies, heart foundations, health professionals, patients and the general public, policy makers, governments and industry in advancing heart health for everyone;

2.   Translates cardiovascular science into policy to influence agencies, governments and policy makers and to strengthen health systems; and

3.   Stimulates and catalyzes the exchange of information, ideas, practices across all borders, to achieve heart health for everyone, everywhere.”

Click here to learn more about how WHF is acting to build global policy commitments for cardiovascular health, generate and exchange ideas, share best practice, and drive the CVD agenda – enabling people to live longer, better and more heart-healthy lives, whoever and wherever they are.

Partnership Contribution?

Partnerships are essential for the World Heart Federation to implement successful programmes and build the reach and impact that it needs to achieve its mission. The WHF and Access Accelerated are partnering to improve cardiovascular health care by strengthening and accelerating global and national advocacy efforts. These include events on the margins of the 3rd UN High-level meeting on Non-communicable Diseases in September 2018, communications campaign for the White Paper on Circulatory Health, and highlighting key findings and priority actions on CVD.