World Heart Day 2014: 29 September 2014

Update: Thank you for all your support for World Heart Day 2014! World Heart Day 2015 celebration will take place on 29 September 2015.


Making #heartchoices, NOT hard choices

Click here to download the Press Release for World Heart Day 2014.

World Heart Day is the largest global awareness and advocacy campaign on heart disease and stroke, reaching almost 2 billion people in over 120 countries through organised events and media outreach.  

Now in its 15th year, World Heart Day provides a unique opportunity to position cardiovascular disease (CVD) at the heart of global priorities – in health and beyond. This year’s focus will be centred on heart-healthy environments, enabling individuals to address CVD risk factors such as hypertension, tobacco, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and other modifiable CVD risk factors.  

An objective of World Heart Day 2014 is to empower individuals and communities to call for environments that enable them to make positive choices for their heart health. This World Heart Day calls on individuals and communities to advocate for heart-healthy environments, and for governments to champion and implement policies in these areas. 

This launch of a global movement will harness the power of individuals to protect not only their own heart health, but to instigate change at a community and societal level as well. Together, this collective action can contribute towards the goal of at least 25% reduction in premature mortality due to CVD by 2025.


Have you every wondered how heart-healthy your environment is?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world's number one killer. It's already responsible for 17.3 million premature deaths and by 2030 this is expected to rise to 23 million. However, most CVD can be prevented by addressing risk factors like tobacco use, unhealthy diet and lack of physical exercise.

Too often, society 'blames' the individual for having CVD - you smoke, you eat and drink too much, you don't exercise! But the environments where we live, work and play can have a huge effect on our ability to make the right choices for our heart health - especially increasingly urbanized environments that have changed our lifestyles and diets.

Many individuals are 'trapped' in environments where they face:

  • Lack of access to green spaces
  • Unhealthy school meals
  • Overwhelming displays of tobacco and fast food
  • Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke

All of these limit their ability to make heart-healthy choices.

Everyone has the right to make heart-healthy choices wherever they live, work and play. But we all need to take action to make it happen in our homes, our communities and our nations.


World Heart Day 2014 activities (click on individual link for more info):

Organiser(s) Date/ Venue Summary Activites Contact
Pantai Hospital Ipoh

6-7 September 2014, Aeon Station 18, Pengkalan

12-14 September 2014, Ipoh Parade


21 September 2014, Syuen Hotel Ipoh

  • Health screening activities
  • Health / Diet Counseling
  • Exhibition
  • Free admission


  • Cardiac Symposium for doctors, nurses & allied heath staff. Admission by registration

Ms Renuka /Ms Betty (05-540 5712/ 05-540 5723

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National Heart Association of Malaysia / Women's Heart Health Organization / Institut Jantung Negara / Yayasan Jantung Malaysia 27-28 September 2014, Mid Valley Exhibition Centre

The Heart 2014 Exhibition

  • Free Health Screening
  • Cardiac Assessment
  • 3D Giant Heart
  • Heart Healthy Cooking Demo
  • Health Talk
  • Free Admission

03-5637 3526/ 5632 3301

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Tropicana Medical Centre 27 September 2014, Auditorium Level 7
  • Health Talk
  • Mass CPR Session
  • Free admission

Jeff Cheng (03-6287 1107) / Sarah (018-211 1259)

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KPJ Klang Specialist Hospital 27 September 2014, Main Lobby
  • Health Screening
  • Health Talk
  • Cooking Demo
  • Indoor Games
  • Free admission

03-3377 7888

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Yayasan Jantung Malaysia 28 September 2014, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Walk-A-Mile Event

  • Stage performances
  • Fun and games for the family
  • Walk A Mile
  • Exhibition
  • Health Screening
  • Nutritional Talk
  • Free admission

03-2693 4709

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Penang Adventist Hospital 28 September 2014, Lebuh Pantai
  • Cycle for Hearts
  • Selfie with Hearts
  • Participation by registration

04-222 7606 / 7644

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University Malaya Medical Centre 30 September 2014, Menara Selatan
  • Health Talk
  • Hands-on CPR
  • Exercise Program
  • Admission is free

Azizah/ Zuraidah/ Nani (03-7949 2852 / 6645)

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NHAM as a member of the World Heart Federation (WHF) will be delighted to endorse activities (public forum / heart health talk / free community screenings / any other reated activities) in conjunction with the upcoming World Heart Day 2014; and list your event on our website as a gesture of support. In exchange of the World Heart Day materials from WHF, we kindly ask you to share your activity report and pictures with us after your event.

If you wish to post your World Heart Day event here, please contact the NHAM Secretariat for further information.

The World Heart Day campaign materials shared on this page can only be used for initiatives related to World Heart Day and all copyrights belong to the World Heart Federation (WHF).