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About Us

The Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF), formerly known as the Singapore National Heart Association (SNHA), is a non-profit charitable organisation at the forefront of the battle against heart diseases in Singapore.

Since its inception in 1970, the Foundation has grown into a well-established and reputable organisation with local and international links.

SHF is a member of the World Heart Federation and has strong ties with other heart foundations in the Asia Pacific region. It has contributed to the inauguration of the International Chinese Heart Health Network and helped to launch the Asia Pacific Heart Network.

In 1998, SHF hosted the 3rd International Heart Health Conference which culminated in the Singapore Declaration on Heart Health. With increased support from the public, government bodies and generous benefactors, SHF continues to play an increasingly important role in saving lives and promoting heart health in Singapore and the region through its various programmes.

Vision and Mission

VISION

To be a leading heart health movement and a household name in Singapore through educating and motivating the public, assisting those affected and supporting community-based research to better understand the landscape of heart disease in Singapore

MISSION

To promote heart health, prevent and reduce disability and death due to cardiovascular diseases and stroke

CORE VALUES

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Enthusiasm and Passion
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Research and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Sharing and Caring

Charity and IPC Status

CHARITY STATUS

Charity Registration No: 00040
Charity Registration Date: 10 April 1984
Constitution: Society
Date of Establishment: 14 January 1970
ROS Registration No: 0136/1969 WEL
Unique Entity No: S70SS0007H

IPC STATUS

Renewed until: 28 June 2019
IPC No.: HEF 0037/G
Sector Administrator: Ministry of Health

Key Office Bearers

PATRON
ESM Goh Chok Tong

48TH BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman
Prof Terrance Chua

Vice-Chairmen
Dr Tan Yong Seng
Ms Tan Lee Chew

Honorary Secretary
Prof Tan Huay Cheem

Assistant Honorary Secretary
Mr Goh Chiew Seng

Honorary Treasurer
Mrs Elsie Foh

Members
Dr Chee Tek Siong
Mr Chong Chou Yuen
Dr Goh Ping Ping
Mdm Koh Teck Siew
Dr Bernard Kwok
Mrs Regina Lee
Prof May Lwin
Dr Mak Koon Hou
Mr Peter Sim
Dr C Sivathasan
Adj Asst Prof Jack Tan

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS

Dr Low Lip Ping

HONORARY ADVISORS

Prof Koh Tian Hai
Mr Liak Teng Lit
Mr Lim Soon Hock
A/Prof Lim Yean Teng
Dr Lily Neo
Mr Tan Kin Lian
Mr Wong Yew Meng

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr Vernon Kang