Each year, many events around the world are held to celebrate World Heart Day on September 29. It was established by WHO in 1999. More than 90 countries participate in World Heart Day. World Heart Day is an opportunity for everyone to stop and consider how best to use heart for humanity, for nature, and for himself. Both governmental and non-governmental organisations celebrate this day from all over the globe. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world, with annual nearly 18 million deceased people. The World Heart Day is linked to the biggest global campaign for cardiovascular health. Concerns are about the risk factors: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, obesity, physical inactivity, hypertension and harmful use of alcohol. The goal is to promote different preventative steps and changes in lifestyle to avoid any cardiovascular diseases.
Activities like marathons, walks, public talks, fitness sessions, exhibitions and science fairs are organized with public participation. „Keep your heart healthy and help others do the same” is the generic idea.The World Heart Federation (WHF) recognizes dozens of Heart Heroes: cardiologists and researchers. The theme for World Heart Day 2022 was ‘USE HEART FOR EVERY HEART’. It means to think differently, make the right decisions, act with courage and help others.