Working in partnership to achieve the 25% by 2025 target

World Health Organization

  1. World Health Assembly (the governing body of the WHO) agrees in May 2012 to the historic 25by25 target to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases) by 25% by 2025.
  2. World Health Assembly approves additional targets in May 2013. Countries to complete national NCD plans by end of 2013.
  3. WHO and UN member states are committed to implementing plans, necessitating further advocacy and evidence.
  4. WHO and UN member states require technical assistance to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and achieve targets on multidrug therapy (MDT), hypertension, integrating CVD prevention and care into health systems, and other key areas.
  5. WHO needs sustained support for 25by25 target to ensure integration into global health and development goals.

World Heart Federation

  1. World Heart Federation adopts the 25% reduction target for CVD.
  2. World Heart Federation and its members advocate for CVD to be included in NCD plans that are effective and fully costed.
  3. World Heart Federation builds member capacity to implement and advocate for CVD and NCD plans, and partners on key research.
  4. World Heart Federation and its members provide training in these areas, brief journalists on covering CVD and NCDs, and leverage public and private resources to support the Champion Advocates Programme.
  5. World Heart Federation continues to work as part of NCD Alliance and at global level on CVD to call for support and action.