WHF 2025 goal - premature mortality from cardiovascular disease - 25% reduction

Welcome to the World Heart Federation

Champion Advocates Programme

The aim of the Champion Advocates Programme is to reduce premature deaths caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 25% by 2025. It’s an ambitious goal and to achieve it we are engaging with:

Cardiologists and other healthcare professionals, to become advocates of best evidence-based secondary prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke.

Journalists, to help build awareness and media coverage of CVD as preventable and to influence national policy.

Emerging leaders, to help drive the global CVD agenda, promoting best practice, influencing national policy and strengthening health systems' responses to CVD.

Working together, we can prolong the lives of people around the globe, help reduce the financial burden of CVD on national health services and set the political agenda for CVD for decades to come.

To join our fight against premature mortality caused by CVD, including heart disease and stroke, and to access useful materials for health professionals and journalists, please register with the Champion Advocates Programme today.

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  • Emerging Leaders Applications 2015 NOW OPEN

    The Emerging Leaders Programme has been created by the World Heart Federation to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) globally by at least 25% by 2025. The programme is supported by unrestricted educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim. If you are interested in applying, please click here. Applications are accepted from 1st – 30th September.



  • Watch the Emerging Leaders video

    Take a look at our Emerging Leaders 2014 and find out more about their work to improve global cardiovascular health and reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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