American Heart Association

International Programs

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.

International Lifesaving Programs

Discover how we're bringing science to life across the globe.

Upcoming International Events

Connect with us at an upcoming event near you.

International Advocacy

Advocating to reduce noncommunicable diseases around the world.

Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, kill 17 million people worldwide each year - a figure expected to reach over 23 million per year by 2030.

At the American Heart Association, we believe everyone should live longer, healthier lives. With the support of more than 22 million passionate supporters and volunteers, key partners and a global network of relationships with leading scientists and like-minded organizations, we deliver lifesaving information and programs into clinical facilities, businesses, schools and homes in over 80 countries. The American Heart Association has worked internationally for decades to extend our impact into more countries to help us save more lives around the world.

Latest Science

Read the latest science and published papers on the impact of AHA International Programs.


The AHA Heart and Stroke Statistics provide an in-depth look at the latest science and information about heart and stroke science.

World Heart Day

Celebrate World Heart Day September 29th

The AHA is a strategic partner of the World Heart Federation, the international cardiovascular organization that joins 200 member organizations in 100 countries in the effort to fight cardiovascular disease. Together we celebrate World Heart Day to inspire people around the world to take charge of their heart health and encourage others to do the same.