The World Heart Federation is dedicated to leading the global fight against heart disease and stroke, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. It represents a united community of 200+ member organisations that brings together the strength of medical societies and heart foundations, from more than 100 countries.

The World Heart Federation is science driven and population focused

Science driven:

  • Focused on contemporary medical prevention and treatment
  • Evidence based
  • Large healthcare professional volunteer base

Population focused:

  • 200+ member organisations in 100+ countries
  • Seeking positive impact on individuals
  • Multi-ethnic with global reach

Uniting global efforts to fight heart disease and stroke

Our vision …
… is for people all over the world to have a longer and better life through the prevention and control of heart disease and stroke.

We will achieve this by …
… uniting our 200+ member organisations and leading the global fight against heart disease and stroke.

With the support of our members, the WHF works to …
... build global commitment to address cardiovascular health at policy level, generate and exchange ideas and knowledge, and share best practice.

All to tackle the world’s number one killer.

WHF is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

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