Launch of the World Heart Observatory

The World Heart Federation presents this platform, with the aim of protecting cardiovascular health by creating a space in which all available data can be shared and collected.

01 February 2022 - 01 February 2022

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes 18.6 million deaths globally every year, and unless we take action, this number will continue to grow.
For policymakers, health professionals, advocates and researchers, access to reliable data is the first step to developing and implementing effective, heart-healthy policies and interventions that will save lives.
On 1 February, we invite you to join us in Geneva—the heart of global health policymaking and diplomacy—for the launch of the World Heart Observatory: a one-stop platform for information on cardiovascular conditions and risk factors, collating data from a diverse set of international sources.
Openly accessible to all thanks to the generous support of the Novartis Foundation, the Observatory will capture existing data points, highlight initiatives addressing CVD, and share the latest knowledge and research in cardiovascular health.



Welcome cocktail and registration
Opening remarks by WHF CEO Jean-Luc Eiselé
Followed by a conversation with Prof Fausto Pinto (President, World Heart Federation) and Dr Ann Aerts (Head, Novartis Foundation)
Moderated by Prof Pablo Perel (World Heart Federation)
Panel discussion with Dr Greg Roth (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation), Dr Stephen MacFeely (World Health Organization), Prof Mariachiara Di Cesare (University of Essex) and Alexandros Giannakis (Accenture)
Moderated by Prof Carolyn Lam (Duke-NUS Medical School)
Closing remarks by Prof Fausto Pinto and Dr Ann Aerts
Networking lunch