About Us

Welcome, What a pleasure it is to have you.

Tunisian Heart Foundation (THF) is a non-profit Non-Governmental Association created on Friday 12thJanuary 2007. THF was established to prevent Tunisian society of cardiovascular diseases by adopting healthy lifestyles.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) take the lives of 17.7 million people every year, 31% of all global deaths. More than 75% of CVDs deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries.It is also estimated that 54% of deaths from non-communicable diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, U.A.E.) are due to cardiovascular diseases. Deaths attributed to cardiovascular diseases range from 49% in Oman to 13% in Somalia.
Our vision
The Tunisian Heart Foundation’s vision is to advance the prevention of cardiovascular diseases to build healthy Tunisian community.
Our Mission
To promote cardiovascular health,Tunisian Heart Foundation’s roles are:

  • The identification of cardiovascular disease risk factors such as: tobacco smoking, alcohol abuse, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, overweight and obesity, high blood pressure, high concentrations of dietary fat and blood lipids, and elevated blood glucose concentrations.
  •  The prevention of cardiovascular diseases by adopting healthy lifestyles. Here are five prevention tips to get you started:
      1. Quit tobacco use, or reduce the amount smoked, or not start the habit
      2. Make heart-healthy diet choices
      3. Be physically active
      4. 4.Maintain a healthy weight
      5. Get regular health screenings (Blood pressure, Cholesterol levels, Diabetes screening)

Pr. Habib Gamra
Head of Cardiology Department at Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia.
Pr. Hassen Ghannem
Professor of Community Medecine at the Faculty of Medecine of Sousse and of the Department of Epidemiology at the University Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse Tunisia.
Pr. E. Zine Mighri
Executive secretary

Professeur Emérite
Faculté des Sciences de Monastir

Mr. Abdelhamid Lamiri
Promoteur immobilier et industrie d’habillement
Dr. Riadh Kraeim
Mr. Ridha Bouargoub
Committee member
Economiste chez fonction publique
Gouvernorat de Sousse, Tunisia
Dr. Jihen Maatoug
Committee member

Associate Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine
Department of Epidemiology, University Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse Tunisia.

Dr. Hassen Jebara
Committee member
PRATICIEN HOSPITALIER anesthésie-réanimation
Dr. Adel Mahfoudhi
Committee member
Maître de Conférences chez Faculté des Sciences de Sfax
Mr. Yecine Garrab
Committee member
Membre en charge de l’information et de la communication