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.
Reach works to promote the health of vulnerable populations by providing technical support to local, regional and global efforts to prevent and control acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (ARF/RHD). Initially founded as a partnership between the University of Cape Town in South Africa and Telethon Kids Institute in Australia we bring together the considerable expertise of leaders in the fields of Streptococcus A, rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.