Our mission: to stop all people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and enable people with heart disease to live full lives

180,000
people are living with heart disease

That's one in twenty one adults [2]

33%
of deaths annually are caused by cardiovascular disease

It is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and includes heart, stroke and blood vessel disease [1]

90 mins
Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease

Many of these deaths are premature and preventable [1]

$74m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1968

News & Stories

24 March 2020 in Media Releases

Your Covid-19 questions answered

The pandemic of disease caused by the coronavirus is accelerating and New Zealanders are preparing for self-isolation. At this time it is more important than ever to look after your heart health, especially if you are already living with heart disease.

2 April 2020 in Blogs

Boost your immune system to fight infection

Never has there been more focus on the value of health and our immune system. COVID-19 (coronvirus) continues to spread globally and it is important to focus on what you can control to boost your immune system.

18 December 2019 in Stories

Heart Foundation’s nutrition course ‘changed my life’

Anna-Marie Fabricius graduated from the Heart Foundation’s course in Pacific nutrition this month and the Aucklander says the course has changed her life.