Press Room

Vital Stories is a blog that covers topics of interest from our work. It includes commentary from our leadership program staff, and external partners.

April 20, 2018

Burning Plastic Contributing to Toxic Haze Around the World

This Earth Day, we call for more focus on the open burning of plastics in municipal solid waste and informal recycling operations – a major cause of harmful air pollution.

April 17, 2018

New campaign encourages the public to challenge smokers violating Viet Nam’s smoke-free laws

“This powerful campaign marks an important step forward in fighting Viet Nam’s leading preventable killer – tobacco use. We believe it will encourage more smokers to comply with Viet Nam’s smokefree laws.”

April 12, 2018

Addis Ababa Fights Drink Driving with Emotional Testimonial

The television and radio campaign centers on a heartfelt testimonial from a man whose brother was killed by a driver under the influence of alcohol.

April 10, 2018

Bogotá Urges Motorcyclists to Buckle Their Helmets

The city of Bogotá, Colombia, announced a new campaign to reduce road deaths by increasing helmet use among motorcyclists.

April 6, 2018

Weak CRVS Systems Deny Services to Billions and Pose Threat to SDG Progress

On World Health Day, Vital Strategies calls for increased investment in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, to ensure better access to health services and more accurate health data for governments.

March 24, 2018

Vital Strategies calls on governments to implement strong tobacco control and adopt integrated healthcare strategies to strengthen TB response

Governments are missing critical opportunities to reduce tuberculosis (TB) and related morbidity and mortality.

March 22, 2018

India Launches Campaign to Warn Against Dangers of Second-hand Smoke

“Clinical”, a 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA), reveals how exposure to SHS causes stroke and heart disease among non-smokers and encourages smokers to protect others by quitting smoking.

March 15, 2018

Newest Techniques in Data Science Offer Governments Life-Saving Insights

Using promising new techniques in data science, statisticians and public health experts from Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia gathered for a workshop to estimate health indicators that can offer life-saving insights for policymakers in areas where need is greatest.

Smokers with a persistent cough are urged to get tested for TB

During the End-TB Summit in New Delhi, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare re-launched “Cough,” a national mass media campaign to warn citizens about the links between TB and tobacco use.

March 8, 2018

Report: Big tobacco is targeting the world’s most vulnerable to increase profits

The sixth edition of The Tobacco Atlas and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org finds the tobacco industry is increasingly targeting vulnerable populations in emerging markets, such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, where people are not protected by strong tobacco control regulations.

March 7, 2018

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ STOP initiative will expose big tobacco’s deadly work to target the vulnerable and impede health policy

The initiative creates a new global watchdog to closely monitor and highlight the tactics the tobacco industry uses across the globe to undermine public health.

February 14, 2018

In new media campaign, Brazilians ask government to approve clear and accurate food labels

It urges the approval of clear warnings on the front of food packaging to address health concerns over the country’s growing obesity epidemic.

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