About Us

We partner with governments to rapidly design and implement public health initiatives that bridge the gap between public health needs and solutions, especially in low- and middle- income countries.

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Our Vision

We envision a world where every person is protected by a strong public health system.

Message From Our Chairperson


Welcome to the new VitalStrategies.org web site, designed to showcase the breadth of our global health programs. We envision a world where everyone is protected by a strong public health system – and we’re proud to share the many victories and challenges we have in partnering with governments in advancing their ability to protect their people.

At its heart, Vital Strategies solves problems. We value speed, attention to details, decisions based on evidence, and an appreciation of the scale needed to solve health problems. We’ve built this organization on the strong foundation of the accomplishments of our legacy organizations, World Lung Foundation and the Union North America.

Through our web site, we hope the vision of Vital Strategies shines through as exemplified by our results and our experiences in the field, where our expert team works with governments, civil society, development organizations, and the private sector to implement wide-ranging and impactful health programs. These include critical topical areas of focus including tobacco control, road safety, environmental health, obesity prevention, and tuberculosis control, and key areas of health systems strengthening such as our Data-for-Health program. In short, we focus on the most urgent health issues of our time.

As we continue to grow our portfolio, we will keep our focus on tackling the world’s most pressing health problems.

If you have questions, comments or thoughts about our work, I urge you to contact us and to learn more about what we do.

We appreciate your interest and your support.

Louis James de Viel Castel

Chairperson, Vital Strategies Board of Directors 

An Affiliate of the Union

Since its foundation as a global scientific organisation in 1920, The Union has drawn from the best evidence and expertise to advance solutions to public health challenges affecting people living in poverty. The Union does that by conducting scientific research, working with governments and other agencies to translate research into better health for people around the world, and delivering projects directly in the field. For close to 100 years, it has been a leader in the fight against some of the world’s biggest killers, including tuberculosis, lung diseases and tobacco use.

As an affiliate, Vital Strategies has a close relationship with The Union that allows us to work seamlessly together and unite in our efforts to address public health challenges around the world.

Learn more about The Union at www.TheUnion.org


Working with the pharmaceutical industry

Vital Strategies Position Statement: Working with the pharmaceutical industry

Combatting Corruption and Bribery

Vital Strategies is committed to conducting itself according to the highest standards of ethical conduct and seeks to avoid even the appearance of impropriety in its actions. Vital Strategies strictly prohibits all forms of corruption and bribery of any person and takes all necessary steps to ensure that such acts do not occur in its professional activities. We seek to only work with partners who share these same principles.

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