World Heart Day 2017: 29 September 2017



About World Heart Day

World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September each year. In May 2012, world leaders committed to reducing global mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is accountable for nearly half of all NCD deaths making it the world’s number one killer. World Heart Day is, therefore, the perfect platform for the CVD community to unite in the fight against CVD and reduce the global disease burden.

Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.5 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD. It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.

World Heart Day is a global campaign during which individuals, families, communities and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others. Through this campaign, the World Heart Federation  unites people from all countries and backgrounds in the fight against the CVD burden, and inspires and drives international action to encourage heart-healthy living across the world.


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). The World Heart Day material can only be published with the following copyright within the image or next to it: © World Heart Federation


World Heart Day 2017 activities (click on individual link for more info):

Organiser(s) Summary Activites


by Penang Adventist Hospital, in collaboration with the Lions Club Penang, Mended Heart Penang & Pfizer



  1 September - 31 October 2017

  For enquiries, please contact +604-222 7344 / 7670 or email to

  • "Love Your Heart" wishing wall
  • Post your pictures & messages via social media channels with #LoveYourHeart
  • Complimentary health screening at various community areas
  • Public health talks by PAH's medical consultants
  • Learn CPR through heart saver demonstrations
  • Interactive educational booths on healthy lifestyle (every Wednesday at the hospital)


  • Patient Heart Fund - fund was set up to aid needy heart patients - we hope to raise funds through "Love Your Heart" & "Love The Needy" pillows
  • Minimum donation of RM 50.00 to Patient Heart Fund - donors will be entitled to limited edition charity pillow
  • Be our fundraising volunteer - contact 04-222 7606/ 7644 or email to


Walk-A-Mile 2017

by Nestle Omega Plus in Collaboration with Yayasan Jantung Malaysia

*supported by National Heart Association of Malaysia & Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur                                                            





  23 September 2017, Perdana Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur 

  Nestle Omega Plus Walk-A-Mile 2017

  • Family Fun Route
  • Free Sampling
  • Free Health Screening
  • Lucky Draws
  • Zumba
  • Stage Activities & Fun Games
  • CPR Demonstration



  Walk-A-Mile Registration:

  Registration Fee: RM15 (part of proceeds will go to YJM)

  Click here to register now.

World Heart Day Public Talk

"Share The Power" - Dr Na Boon Seng, Consultant Cardiologist & Physician

"Fuel Your Heart with the Right Nutrition" - Ms Hor Pooi Ee, Clinical Dietitian

by LohGuanLye Specialists Centre


  23 September 2017, LohGuanLye Specialists Centre

  2.00pm - 4.00pm (Level 10 Auditorium, Main Wing, Block 3)

  For enquiries, please contact 04-238 8188 / 8187

The Heart Run

by Yayasan Jantung Sarawak


  24 September 2017, Old DUN, Petra Jaya

  Registration closing date: 20 August 2017

  Click to view full brochure.

CVSKL World Heart Day Carnival


by Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL)



  29 September 2017, next to CVSKL (behind SSM and Axiata Tower,

  KL Sentral)

  8.00am - 4.30pm

World Heart Day Public Forum

"Prevention of Heart Disease and Be Heart Healthy"

by Columbia Asia Hospital, Petaling Jaya


  30 September 2017, Columbia Asia Hospital, Petaling Jaya

  11.00am - 12.00pm (Training Room, CAH-PJ)

  Refreshment provided. Free BP and glucose screening.

  Registration: Admission is free and limited - click here to register

  or call 03-7949  9999 ext 1012 (Marketing Dept).

World Heart Day Public Forum

"How to Prevent Heart Disease?" - Dr Ng Theng Chun, Resident Cardiologist

"How to Treat Heart Disease?" - Dr Foong Yi Kwan, Resident Cardiologist

by KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital


  30 September 2017, KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital


  For further information, please contact: Pn Aziera/ Ms Sarah at

  05-240 8777.

KPJ Johor Fun Run

Larian Hari Jantung 'Share Your Power'  #jshrun2017

by KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital


  30 September 2017, KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital


  Registration: Lobby Blok Pesakit Dalam KPJ Johor Specialist  

  Hospital, before 20 September 2017 

  For enquiries, please contact: En Azarull / Cik Norbiha at

  07-225 3000.

Ride with GREAT Heart

(22KM Fun Ride)

by Sri Kota Heart Centre


  1 October 2017, Urban Park Setia Alam

  7.00am - 11.00am

  Registration: RM 53.00 (limited to first 500 entries)

  Click here to register online.


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 2017; 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.