A primary focus on cardiovascular disease (CVD)
As a result of continued advocacy and leadership from the World Heart Federation (WHF), together with its members and other agencies working on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in May 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) passed a comprehensive set of targets and indicators to reduce NCDs by 2025.
This led to the WHF recognising that achieving the 2025 targets would require a primary focus on cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, and that all of the targets have a direct impact on CVD. The World Heart Federation has committed to supporting action to reduce premature mortality from CVD by 25% by 2025 as follows:
To join the WHF Champion Advocates Programme and support our goal of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from CVD, including heart disease and stroke, by 2025, register here.
For further information on targets, please download the latest available draft of the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013-2020 (PDF 538 KB) from the WHO website.