October 30, 2009

Obama Administration Urged to Adopt Sustainable Global Health Policy

Every year millions of people die needlessly from tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, neglected tropical diseases and poor maternal and child health care. The Administration has stated its intent to address these severe issues but has not matched its statements with a clearly articulated policy, adequate funding or a sufficient plan to reform international aid.

August 7, 2009

Results for Maternal Health Infrastructure Program in Tanzania

The two-year $3 million grant, which was awarded to Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, is to train assistant medical officers (AMOS), upgrade health centers, provide solar electricity, improve system-wide water supplies, and establish mechanisms for safe processing and transport of blood.

April 7, 2009

Calls for Emergency Medical Services to Protect Rural Populations

The World Health Organization’s emphasis for World Health Day 2009 is on the resilience and safety of health facilities and the health workers who treat those affected by emergencies. Many of the world’s rural areas, however, have very few trained health workers and almost no emergency facilities.

January 28, 2009

President Obama’s Pledge to Resume Financial Support for UN Population Fund Applauded

This life‐saving decision will increase safe pregnancies and childbirths and help reverse unacceptably high rates of maternal and child mortality.

April 7, 2016

Good data and targeted policies can reduce and effectively treat diabetes

Global public health experts Vital Strategies today joined global calls to strengthen initiatives to prevent diabetes and deliver better care for sufferers, as part of World Health Day.

April 25, 2016

Newly Renovated Maternal Health Operating Theater Handed Over in Tanzania

The new operating theater is part of that process of modernization, with the renovation including new plumbing, flooring, electrical fixtures and fittings, and a new access ramp to help transfer women more quickly, safely and comfortably from the maternity ward to the operating theatre.

May 13, 2016

Vital Strategies calls on Tanzanians to join #IDeliver Social Media Campaign

#IDeliver was launched by the Danish Government to coincide with the build-up to the Women Deliver Conference being held this year in Copenhagen.

May 16, 2016

Increase taxes on unhealthy products to improve health of women and girls

At the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Vital Strategies called on governments to implement high taxes on tobacco and other unhealthy products to deliver a double benefit for the health and wellbeing of women and girls.

October 3, 2012

New Funding Will Save Mothers and Children’s Lives in Tanzania

Commitments from Bloomberg Philanthropies and H&B Agerup Foundation Expected to Impact At Least 50,000 Mothers and Children by 2016.

June 29, 2012

Report On Progress Towards Improved Maternal Health and Reductions in Child Mortality Welcomed

Calls for Accelerated Program of Action in Tanzania.

September 19, 2011

World Leaders Can Reduce NCD Deaths Now by Reducing Tobacco Use

UN Meeting on NCDs Is Important First Step in Addressing Global Toll of Lung Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease.

June 14, 2011

Maternal Death Crisis Addressed at Summit in Tanzania

A lack of Basic Surgical Supplies and Trained Personnel Threatens Progress.

January 26, 2011

President Kikwete’s Role in the United Nations Meeting in Geneva on Women’s and Children’s Health

President Urged to Make This an Even Greater Public Health Priority in Tanzania to Reduce Maternal Deaths.

January 20, 2011

Maternal Health Summit in Tanzania

Minister of Health, Donors and Field Staff Discuss Progress and Future Action to Reduce Maternal Deaths.

March 8, 2016

Traditional and new health issues delay gender parity

Vital Strategies today joined the #PledgeforParity campaign, launched to mark International Women’s Day, but warned that public health issues are contributing to delays in progress toward gender parity.

January 23, 2013

New Funding to Deliver Distance Training and Clinical Support for Maternal Health Workers

Merck for Mothers Global Giving Program Donates nearly $500,000 for Technology That Will Connect Experts to Obstetric Emergencies in Rural Areas in Tanzania.

December 22, 2015

Our Campaigns Reach More Than Two Billion People in a Decade of Improving Global Health

Highlights from our 10-Year Report detail achievements across tobacco control, lung health, obesity and maternal health.

January 26, 2016

Vital Strategies will accelerate action on pressing global health issues

New brand formed from the coming together of The Union North America and World Lung Foundation.

November 19, 2015

Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases Signed in Sharjah

Greater advocacy, collaboration and support is vital to reduce global burden of preventable disease and premature death. A proposal to increase tobacco taxes in the UAE is an early win from the meeting.

May 23, 2017

Dr. Tedros the right choice to take WHO into the future

Vital Strategies has welcomed the appointment of Ethiopia’s Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of World Health Organization.

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