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Heart Failure Awareness Days

Taking place from 1 to 7 May 2023

Heart Failure

Heart Failure Awareness Days (HFAD) are held every year in May. Join your National Heart Failure Society and Working Groups in organising events to raise awareness about the importance of recognising heart failure symptoms early, getting an accurate diagnosis and receiving optimal treatment.

Heart Failure Awareness Days 2023

This year, HFA Awareness Days took place from 1 to 7 May 2023.

The theme was "Detect the undetected"*, focusing on individuals who remain undiagnosed and emphasising the significance of early intervention, which can have a profound impact on improving lives and outcomes. The objective of the 25in25 initiative is to decrease mortality rates attributed to heart failure within the initial year of diagnosis by 25% over the course of the next 25 years.


 *in support of the BSH 25in25 initiative, more information is available from the British Society of Heart Failure.

What you can do

As a source of information, we recommend using and promoting, the HFA patient website providing practical information for patients, families and caregivers and available in 10 languages!


Set up your local campaign around:

  • Lectures to patients, their relatives and to the public about heart failure
  • Open house in hospitals, show heart failure clinics, diagnostic tools and more
  • Offer blood pressure measurements (important when discussing heart failure)
  • Offer a NP measurement
  • Arranging competitions, questionnaires, quizzes etc
  • Panel debates with influential, decision-making people
  • Inform press, radio and television in advance about activities
  • Share on social media, join the conversation on Twitter, make Facebook posts
  • Creation of posters/infographic in the home country language for public awareness display in hospital/clinics/public space/metro/GP/mall etc…
  • Patient Engagements
  • Demonstration of materials and techniques
  • Nurse programme
  • Sponsorship support for local animations


Congratulations to the five winning National Heart Failure Societies / Working Groups, who have won a financial prize of €5,000 in the form of a grant for their national members to attend Heart Failure 2024.

Winning countries

  • Best overall campaigns - Greece and Romania
  • Innovative campaigns - Spain and Poland
  • Newcomer - Canada

And a special award for the British Society for Heart Failure for their inspiring initiative 25in25.

Congratulations for your outstanding contributions!

Recently Awarded

2018: Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Lebanon and Lithuania

2019: Italy, France, Slovak Republic, Belarus, Cyprus, Syria, Lithuania, Lebanon, Greece, Germany, Russia, Hungary and Egypt

2020: UK, Portugal, Egypt, Ireland and Malta

2021: UK, Croatia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Ireland, Latvia, Lebanon, Romania, Slovenia, Spain

2022: Egypt, Ireland, Malta, Portugal, UK

Discover past Heart Failure Awareness Days 

Vilnius King Mindaugas bridge

Lithuania crowd







Website for your patients -

Help your patients and their families understand more about this common, serious and progressive condition. provides practical heart failure information for patients, families and caregivers.

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