World Heart Day: September 29, 2018

World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is the World Heart Federation‘s and the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke.

This year, World Heart Day’s global campaign focuses on looking after our own hearts, and the hearts of our loved ones:


“It’s about saying to ourselves, the people we care about and individuals all around the world, “what can I do right now to look after MY HEART… and YOUR HEART?” It also resonates with the professional cardiology and healthcare audiences who dedicate themselves to looking after ALL OUR HEARTS.”

Make your heart promise

The main call to action for this year’s campaign is to make a promise. A promise as an individual to get more active, say no to smoking or eat more healthily … as a healthcare professional to save more lives … or as a policymaker to implement a noncommunicable disease (NCD) action plan. A simple promise… for MY HEART, for YOU HEART, for ALL OUR HEARTS.

Download the Campaign Resources today

The World Heart Day campaign website features Resources to support individuals and organizations to run World Heart Day events and activities. These are available now to view and download instantly on their Resources page.

Currently, the Resources are available in English but other languages will be added as they become available. You can subscribe to receive updates on the Resources page.

There is a campaign overview PDF available as part of these downloads which gives you an at-a-glance guide to the campaign, but if you need any further support please contact