Our Vision

To promote cardiovascular health and cerebrovascular health through advocacy, influencing policy, providing information, tools, and support which will:

  • Empower people to adopt healthy lifestyles and seek appropriate care early in the manifestation of the disease
  • Assist in making healthier choices easy

Our Mission

To halt the rise of premature deaths through Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)  and cerebrovascular disease in South Africa and to promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles.

Our Objectives

  • Provide information, tools and support to build healthy communities
  • Advocate at all levels to minimise South Africans’ risk of developing heart disease and stroke
  • Support research for improved tools and methods of CVD prevention

Key Messages

  • Heart disease and stroke are the second-biggest killers in South Africa, second only to HIV/AIDS
  • At least 80% of early deaths caused by heart disease and stroke can be avoided by following a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and avoidance of tobacco use
  • Cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease remains the leading killer worldwide, and yet 80% of these deaths are preventable