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Heart and Stroke
Foundation of India

Building a Nation of Lifesavers

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of India (HSFI) is committed to building a nation of lifesavers who are prepared and willing to provide immediate community first aid and CPR to victims of roadside emergencies and sudden cardiac arrest.

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is responsible for 25% of all deaths in India.

It is the leading cause of death in all parts of the country.

India has one of the highest under-5 mortality rates worldwide.

Premature mortality increased by 59% between 1990 and 2010 – from 23.2 million to 47 million.

India has one of the highest fatality rates from roadside accidents with more than 103,000 people dying annually.

80% pf road accident victims do not receive any emergency medical care.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of India is a subsidiary of the American Heart Association, a global leader in offering technical support, science exchange, and training to governments, healthcare providers, hospital and pre-hospital systems, workplaces, and communities.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of India’s programs align with both the American Heart Association’s and India’s health priorities. It will serve as a link for local, national, and global
partnerships aimed at improving the health and life expectancy of children and adults in India.

Building a Nation of Lifesavers

In India, our Emergency Cardiovascular Care training network currently delivers courses via 72 Training Centers and over 330 training sites, covering nearly all states of the country.

In 2017, these training sites trained nearly 90,000 healthcare professionals and members of the public in basic life support, advanced cardiovascular life support, and pediatric advanced life support.

In partnership with Training Centers and civil society organizations, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of India is launching a movement to build a Nation of Lifesavers by training friends and family in first aid and CPR.

Most accidents and most cardiac arrests happen outside of a hospital, so the likelihood of you saving someone you know is high. Everyone needs to know how to save the life of a family member or loved one.

Get Involved

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of India is currently seeking funding to support the development of priority programs and the establishment of financial, legal, and human resources as well as other operations to expand HSFI’s contributions to a high-quality healthcare system, preventative health efforts, and saving lives in India.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of India – Corporate Information

Key Personnel

Dr. Tamorish

Board Member

Tamorish Kole graduated from Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata (India) affiliated to Calcutta University in 2001. He joined his residency


Dr. Subroto

Board Member

Dr Subroto Das, winner of one of India’s highest civilian awards, Padma Shri for his work on Highway Trauma



Board Member

Sameer Shariff is an entrepreneur with the passion of turning ideas into real businesses. As the founder and CEO



Board Member

Chartered Accountant from India and CPA from Singapore.   Employed in Singapore before moving to USA in 1985.  Worked


Foreign funds received and utilized

None to date