Vital Strategies' programs and public health experts in the news
As the international community gears up to review global progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 11, the so-called “urban SDG,” getting cities right is increasingly seen by many development experts as essential to deliver on the entire 2030 Agenda.
Tom Frieden, the CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, a global health initiative that focuses on preventing epidemics and cardiovascular health, says this year's flu season, while worse than expected, didn't completely catch us off guard.
The tactics of big food are, as the global health organization Vital Strategies points out in its report Fool Me Twice, strikingly similar to those of big tobacco over the years. But big food has the advantage that everyone needs to eat, while no one needs to smoke, and that a biscuit does not damage health as a cigarette does.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is planning to cut back activities associated with the “global health security agenda,” a network of technical assistance efforts launched after the Ebola virus outbreak aimed at preparing countries around the world to better detect and respond to emerging pandemics.
A 2014 review of hypertension conducted by 'Resolve to Save Lives'— a five-year public health initiative of Vital Strategies funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, showed that about 33% urban and 25% rural Indians have high blood pressure.
The CDC informed personnel in the past two weeks that it was discontinuing its work in 39 out of 49 countries where its Center for Global Health helps prevent, detect and respond to dangerous infectious disease threats, such as Ebola and the Zika virus.
Four years after the United States pledged to help the world fight infectious-disease epidemics such as Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries because money is running out, U.S. government officials said.
Brenda Fitzgerald, the Georgia doctor who Trump appointed to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has resigned amid allegations of conflicts of interest.
Taxes on sugar sweetened beverages have quickly become the most prominent strategy in the global push to reduce overweight and obesity, as well as linked non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that include diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
During the second week of January, more people sought care for flulike illnesses than at any comparable period in nearly a decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weekly report shows.
In an interview with ETHealthworld, Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, talks about his initiative to save lives and prevent epidemic by catalyzing country action to find, stop and prevent new disease threats.
Tens of millions more Americans now have high blood pressure. Almost half of all Americans -- 46% -- are now considered to be in the high blood pressure category based on new guidelines.
Why does the flu seem to be so bad this year? And why doesn't the flu shot seem to be doing the trick? With Dr. Tom Frieden, former CDC director and now President andCEO of Resolve to Save Lives.
José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies, spoke to the Financial Times about the role governments and industry must play in the fight against NCDs.
An op-ed by Dr. Tom Frieden, CEO and President of the Resolve to Save Lives initiative looks at the challenges facing public health, particularly preventing heart attacks, strokes, drug overdoses and epidemics.
The Resolve to Save Lives initiative has been named among the top global health moments of 2017 by Devex.
The Data for Health initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies has entered a new phase in supporting developing countries to improve the collection and registration of vital statistics, including births and deaths.
The second Global NCD Aliiance Forum has concluded with acknowledgement of some of the key NCD organisations that have made progress.
Is this a re-run? That's what Vital Strategies is asking about various multi-national food, soda, and alcohol companies in its just released report entitled Fool Me Twice.
Resolve to Save Lives is a five-year, $225 million global health initiative that seeks to address major health issues on a global scale. Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Resolve's president and CEO, Dr. Tom Frieden, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the two major areas the project focuses on: cardiovascular health and epidemic prevention.
Every year, 130 million babies are born, nearly one-quarter of whom will begin life without any official record of their existence. An even smaller percentage of annual deaths will have any meaningful record.
Op-ed by José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies: A meeting of the world’s health ministers in Moscow could prove to be a pivotal moment on the road to ending tuberculosis (TB).
Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of the Resolve to Save Lives initiative comments on America's new high blood pressure guidelines.
Cape Town joins the Partnership for Healthy Cities, an initiative that aims to reduce obesity by encouraging proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other groups redefined high blood pressure as a reading of 130 over 80, down from 140 over 90.
New guidelines published by the American Heart Association add 30 million Americans to the 'hypertension' bracket."
Hypertension has become the biggest risk factor for heart attacks and stroke and is often detected only after deadly complications have occurred.
The Health Ministry and Vital Strategy launched the 30-second long TV spot titled 'Bish Batas' to raise awareness about the impact of tobacco.
Public health leaders from around the world are starting to acknowledge that the scope of their work must extend to underlying factors that cause risky behaviors, such as smoking.
The partnership will focus on a public awareness and policy campaign to accelerate and implement the serving of healthier foods in schools.
Bengaluru looks to become a smokefree city, after join the Partnership for Healthy Cities.
Dr. Tom Frieden discusses the new Resolve to Save Lives initiative with the Financial Times.
Dr. Tom Frieden launches a global health initiative that focuses on cardiovascular health and epidemic preparedness - Resolve to Save Lives.
Dr. Tom Frieden leads Resolve, a $225 million initiative, that aims to tackle two global health issues: heart disease and epidemic preparedness.
Dr. Tom Frieden leads a $225 million global health initiative to fight heart disease and stroke and infectious disease epidemics.
Dr. Tom Friedan launches Resolve, a new global health initiative that will prevent heart attacks, strokes, and epidemics with the goal of saving 100 million lives.
Tom Frieden leads an initiative to reduce and prevent heart disease and stroke, and to increase worldwide preparedness for fighting epidemics.
Led by Dr. Tom Frieden, the Resolve initiative hopes to save millions with interventions such as epidemic preparedness, salt reduction and a trans fats ban.
Documents show how the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company pursued growth and profit amid instability in African and Middle East countries.
Judith Mackay, an anti-tobacco advocate, has paved the way for tobacco control campaigns and smoke free countries in Asia.
The US is pegged as an ‘exciting’ market, but this growth disproportionately affects the poor – including the industry’s growers and laborers
Top White House figures – including the vice-president and health secretary – have deep ties to an industry whose donations began pouring in on day one
Revealed: In pursuit of growth in Africa, British American Tobacco and others use intimidatory tactics to attempt to suppress health warnings and regulation
A casual observer could be forgiven for believing that the tobacco industry – for so long a fixture as permanent as its two main by-products, death and taxes – is itself on its last legs.
The World Health Organization says many governments have neither the funds nor enough expertise to take on big tobacco companies.
The tobacco industry in east Africa poses a threat to the efforts to curb smoking through regulation.
The Kenyan government has cracked down on cigarettes with a ban on advertising and smoking in public, driving the habit into the shadows.
Companies like British American Tobacco are using the same tactics they used in the global north to delay legislation in the global south
Bloomberg will launch a global health initiative, working with cities across the globe to implement interventions in non-communicable diseases and injury prevention.
An estimated two billion people, or roughly 40% of the world’s population, are invisible and have no formal proof of their existence, such as a birth certificate. The Data for Health initiative is helping change this.
Despite public confusion over whether Zika remains a public health threat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn women who are pregnant to avoid traveling to wide swathes of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Digitisation of Mumbai Traffic Police's data on fatal accidents by the Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative for global road safety, has brought up key areas where interventions can be planned to save lives.
Vital Strategies' Dr. Judith Mackay, an anti-tobacco advocate, has spent decades campaigning against tobacco in Asia since 1984.
Bogor City Government held a social campaign to commemorate World No Tobacco Day and increase public awareness of the dangers of smoking for health.
India's ministry of health and family welfare launched the world's first tobacco control mass media campaign to warn people about the risk of tuberculosis associated with smoking cigarettes.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India launched the world's first tobacco control mass media campaign to warn people about the risk of tuberculosis associated with smoking cigarettes.
An estimated 316 million people smoke in China, almost a quarter of the population, and concerns are growing about the long-term effects on public health and the economy.
Op-ed by José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies: The key to change at WHO will be a leader that can strategically improve the organization’s overall management.
Vital Strategies' Dr. Judith Mackay dismisses tobacco industry’s arguments that larger images of smoking’s dangers will drive illicit trade.
Op-ed by Tom Carroll, Senior Advisor, Vital Strategies: Speed has become the core factor of road traffic injury as one in three road traffic deaths occur because of speed.
By Enrico Aditjondro, Associate Director, Vital Strategies: Sustainable media campaigns are essential in the fight to reduce tobacco use and smoke related deaths.
Letter to the Editor: Shafiqul Islam, Bangladesh Country Advisor, Vital Strategies urges governments to implement tobacco taxes and regulations that deter citizens and particularly the youth from consuming tobacco.
Mumbai holds a three day workshop to provide the Mumbai traffic police with better skills in road safety and the enforcement of wearing a helmet.
Aggressive tobacco control campaigns are essential to shifting the smoking culture, which has been normalized by the tobacco industry.
By Dr. Neil Schluger, Senior Advisor, Vital Strategies: The public health community has been divided on the use of e-cigarettes, but the evidence shows there is reason for extreme caution about embracing e-cigarettes.
Verbal autopsies have provided a research method to determine the probable cause of death when no formal medical records of the deceased may exist.
The spending of health development surcharges in tobacco control can save millions in non-communicable disease prevention.
Vital Strategies held a tobacco control workshop, stressing the importance of effective tobacco control and reducing tobacco use in Bangladesh.
Vital Strategies calls for more awareness campaigns to help reduce tobacco use in Bangladesh.
For the first time, programs covering everything from infant mortality rates to traffic deaths can draw from a robust body of data.
Obesity imposes a heavy burden on South Africans, with obesity-related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes accounting for 43% of deaths in the country.
Letter to the Editor: Much of urban pollution stems from outside city limits and significant progress will only be achieved with policies that also require national, regional and even international commitment.
Vital Strategies congratulated health advocates, artists and the people of Kali Code village, Yogyakarta, on the unveiling of "Show Your True Colors,"
A study conducted by the World Health Organization and Vital Strategies, found that only 27 per cent films implemented anti-smoking messages, as required under the rule.
José Luis Castro, president and chief executive officer of Vital Strategies, responds to the expanded global gag rule that defunds organizations with family-planning activities.
In an effort to curb such preventable deaths, Fortaleza is launching a public safety campaign to encourage helmet use.