International Programs

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.

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International Lifesaving Programs

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

A Nation of Lifesavers

We need your support to build a nation of CPR-ready lifesavers through India.

International Advocacy

Advocating to reduce noncommunicable diseases around the world.

Saving Children's Lives

Reducing under five mortality in developing nations

International Focus On Quality Care

Quality improvement for hospitals

International Training

First aid, CPR and advanced life support training courses in over 100 countries

Go Red For Women

A global phenomenon, now in more than 50 countries

International Heart and Stroke News

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. 

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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.


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