Choose Healthy Behaviors, Lower your Heart Disease Risk while Preventing
other serious Chronic Conditions like type 2 Diabetes and some kinds of Cancer.

Learn Your Health History

Know your risks and talk to your family and doctor about your health history.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Make healthy food choices like more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products. Eat less salt, saturated fat, and added sugar.

Move More, Sit Less

Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week, plus
muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days a week.

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Quit Smoking

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Health Tip

What is a Heart Attack?

A heart attack most commonly results from atherosclerosis (fatty buildups) in the arteries that carry blood to the heart muscle. Plaque buildup narrows the inside of the arteries, making it harder for blood to flow.

If a plaque in a heart artery ruptures (breaks open), a blood clot forms. The clot further blocks the blood flow. When it completely stops blood flow to part of the heart muscle, a heart attack occurs. Then the section of the heart muscle supplied by that artery begins to die. Damage increases the longer an artery stays blocked. In some cases, it may even die. Once that muscle dies, the result is permanent heart damage.

The amount of damage to the heart muscle depends on the size of the area supplied by the blocked artery and the time between injury and treatment. The blocked artery should be opened as soon as possible to reduce heart damage.


What are the warning signs?
  • Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, your back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
What happens after a heart attack?

After a heart attack, other conditions can develop. Like your heart may not be able to pump blood around your body as well as it did before.  It is normal to feel very tired after a heart attack.


Reduce my risk for a heart attack?
  • Keep blood pressure with in normal limits
  • Eat a heart-healthy diet
  • Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.

A Little About Us

We are living in a time of almost unbelievable ignorance about Cardiovascular diseases in Africa, Healthy Heart Foundation (HHF) is a non-profit organization composed of science and lay volunteers supported by professional staff dedicated to improving heart health and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke in Uganda in particular and Sub Saharan Africa in general.

At Healthy Heart Foundation, we believe everyone should live longer, healthier lives. With the support of our passionate promoters and volunteers, key partners and a global network of relationships with leading scientists and like-minded organizations, we deliver lifesaving information and programs into schools, work places, social clubs, community markets, enterprise outlets and homes all over the country.

What We do

Healthy Heart Foundation (HHF)’s work is purpose –driven, with a focus on stopping the world’s number one killer by tirelessly working to prevent and mange heart disease.

We make a difference in the fight against heart disease by:

  • Working to improve heart disease prevention, detection, care and support for all people in our communities.
  • Advocating to government and industry for increased funding and resources for heart health
  • Building community awareness about living a heart-healthy lifestyle. We do this through public health awareness campaigns, accessible information and resources
  • Supporting health professionals in their work to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage heart disease.

“Eat your food like your medicines or else you will eat your medicines like food”. Remember You are what you eat.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean dieting or giving up all the foods you love. Learn how to
ditch the junk, give your body the nutrients it needs, while eating the foods you love. Try these daily tips that will help your family take a step-by-step approach to eating healthy. Click to view

Join the Team

Let’s Change Lives Together

Please consider making a donation if you can, so we can continue to raise awareness of heart diseases and make sure we’re still there to provide support to heart attack and stroke survivors.

Your donations will go towards our ‘Know your numbers, know your Risk campaign” which uses donated funds and sponsorships to organize the know your numbers Heart Health camps in the community and to offer financial assistance for cardiac testing and lifestyle modification for those who cannot otherwise afford it.

Your donations will also help us to pay for the rehabilitation of those survivors that can’t afford it, to enable them rebuild their lives.

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We encourage you to get your heart health checked annually.

The HHF checklist has questions relating to various aspects of your life. Many different things can be a risk factor for heart disease. Fortunately, once you know your risk, heart disease is 80% preventable!