World Heart Day (WHD) is a global campaign that takes place on the 29th of September every year. It is the brainchild of World Heart Federation.
World Heart Day reminds people around the world that Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) including heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.9 million lives each year. Infact, CVD is responsible for nearly half of all Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) deaths.
So it is the world’s number one killer.