In the run-up to the European Parliament elections in 2019, the Heart Failure Patient Council of the Global Heart Hub partnered with HFPN to call on all candidates to pledge their support to improving the lives of EU citizens with heart failure.
By signing the pledge, candidates and Members of the European Parliament committed to six priority actions:
The HF pledge campaign was launched with a dedicated website on 23 April 2019. It ran until polls closed in the European Election on 26 May 2019, and the website remained live until December 2020. The campaign was promoted on social media by the Global Heart Hub and HFPN.
During the course of the campaign, 97 candidates from 12 countries signed up to the heart failure pledge.
The HF pledge campaign was developed by the Heart Failure Policy Network and funded by the Global Heart Hub. The heart failure pledge was developed as a consultative process together with selected members of the Heart Failure Patient Council of the Global Heart Hub. All members provided their time for free.