Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number 1 killer globally, claiming an estimated 18.6 million lives every year.
Accurate, timely and accessible data can be a gamechanger in the fight against CVD.
Valuable data initiatives for non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease exist, but they span different platforms, organizations, and methodologies.
There is a need for those initiatives to be mapped, collated and curated to transform health data into actionable knowledge.
The World Heart Federation aims to become the reference organization for information, knowledge and policy in the global cardiovascular sphere.
As part of our strategic objectives, we are launching the World Heart Observatory: a knowledge hub that curates, aggregates and visualizes data on cardiovascular conditions, biological risk factors, social determinants of health, and health systems and policy responses.
Together with trusted partners, WHF is developing the Observatory in stages, as:
- An online hub for existing but disconnected data initiatives in the cardiovascular health space
- An online hub for WHF’s data projects, including CVD Scorecards, Roadmap Surveys, and the Global Study on COVID-19 and CVD
- A searchable dashboard of our Members’ data projects
- A driver of capacity building around data in cardiovascular health
- A generator of new analysis with data from our Members and partners
CVD impact of the World Heart Observatory
Inform evidence-based decision-making for health at population level, identify gaps and research needs, develop capacity for CVD data collection among our Members and other heart health organizations, and create a forum for research and debate for cardiovascular health.