World Heart Day is annually celebrated by member organisations of the World Heart Federation in over 100 countries. It aims to increase public awareness and promote preventive measures to reduce the global incidence of cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke).
In Singapore, SHF has been celebrating National Heart Week since 1971. In 2000, the World Heart Federation launched World Heart Day. Since then, SHF has been annually celebrating World Heart Day and National Heart Week concurrently.
SHF believes that the step to healthy communities begins with healthy individuals and families. To achieve this, individuals must be educated and be aware of how they can lead a heart healthy lifestyle. Through various heart health activities, SHF hopes that everyone regardless of age will be empowered with the necessary information to begin and sustain their journey towards a healthy lifestyle.