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About 1 Mission 1 Million

Every 10 seconds a person has a stroke related to atrial fibrillation (AF) – this is up to three million people worldwide a year.

1 Mission 1 Million is a global initiative to raise awareness of AF and its link to stroke.

Join our mission:


Atrial fibrillation-related stroke is preventable. Join our mission, sign the petition: We need to do more to save the lives of people with atrial fibrillation from stroke.

With one million signatures we can support health organizations around the world, including the World Health Organization and its member states, to ensure atrial fibrillation is fully recognised as a serious condition and a risk factor for stroke.  If we unite together we could save one million mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts and grandparents each year through better atrial fibrillation management, stroke prevention and education.

Project Successes: Making a Difference

In 2011, 1 Mission 1 Million awarded €1 million to fund atrial fibrillation (AF)-related projects around the world. The campaign prompted the submission of over 200 projects ideas to drive awareness of AF and the associated risk of stroke and the public voted over 2 million times to select project winners. Two years on, 32 projects have received a total of €1 million funding and are now striving to help 1 Mission 1 Million achieve its ultimate goal of preventing AF-related stroke around the world.

This year, 1 Mission 1 Million provided a fundraising platform, in partnership with ammado, to help projects increasing awareness of AF and stroke to raise funds through public donations.

The fundraising period ended on 31 July 2013.

Click below to find out how the winners from 2011 and this year’s projects are making a difference.

AF Stories

Find out more about real people and their stories of atrial fibrillation-related stroke and why you should join our mission!

1 Mission 1 Million is supported by leading health experts and patient and professional organisations including AntiCoagulation Europe, the Atrial Fibrillation Association, the Stroke Alliance for Europe and the World Heart Federation and is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Want to support us via Twitter? #AFMission is the official 1 Mission 1 Million Twitter hashtag… join the conversation!