World Heart Federation
Founded in 1946, the World Heart Federation is the world's only global body dedicated to leading the fight against heart disease and stroke. We do this by uniting a community of 200+ member organizations from 100+ countries, who are all dedicated to the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is the world's leading cause of death, claiming more than 17.3 million lives per year - more than cancer, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
Medtronic plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is the global leader in medical technology - alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic Foundation focuses on expanding access to quality chronic disease care among underserved populations worldwide, in addition to supporting health initiatives in communities where Medtronic employees live and give.
RhEACH is a technical support and policy translation initiative to amplify rheumatic heart disease control efforts locally, regionally and globally. We aim to identify, describe and disseminate solutions for this neglected disease and to reduce burden on vulnerable populations around the world. As a collaborative organization, we partner with a broad range of stakeholders – including clinicians, other disease communities, academics, funders, governments, industry and people living with RHD – to achieve our common goals.