American Heart Association

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.

Upcoming International Events

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International Advocacy

Advocating to reduce noncommunicable diseases around the world.

March is Heartsaver Month in Middle East & North Africa

Each March is Heartsaver Month in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Heartsaver Month, supported by the American Heart Association, is an annual month-long campaign designed to create awareness about cardiac arrest and to train more people in CPR within the MENA region.

Draft UAE law aims to protect bystanders, increase intervention

In December, with the help of the American Heart Association and other groups, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Health and Prevention approved a draft federal Good Samaritan Law that will protect bystanders helping in emergency situations, like providing CPR to someone in cardiac arrest.

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.

Join the American Heart Association at UCCVS 2019

We will have joint sessions on cardiovascular surgery, challenges in primary prevention, heart valve disease and more.  It will be a productive congress bringing together some of the world's leading experts in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.