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Catch up on the latest news from Vital Strategies and hear from our experts on how we’re addressing the leading public health issues around the world.

May 25, 2015

New Campaign Launched in Kigoma to Promote Benefits and Use of Family Planning

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and EngenderHealth, Thamini Uhai (Value Life) campaign expanded to promote family planning.

May 5, 2015

Combating Air Pollution and Lack of Lung Doctors Key to Reducing Global Burden of Asthma

Toll becoming particularly acute in rapidly urbanizing, low and middle income countries least likely to have strict environmental regulation and well-funded health systems.

May 1, 2015

One Month After Sunita’s Death, India Still Waits for its Government to #AnswerSunita

Neighbouring countries Pakistan and Nepal are moving ahead with large graphic warnings. Tobacco has killed more than 80,000 Indian citizens in past 30 days.

April 27, 2015

FDA Delays in Implementation of New Tobacco Law Costing US Lives and Enabling Addiction

Nearly half a million Americans will have died from tobacco-related disease in the past year.

April 22, 2015

Cigarette butts are tobacco’s deadly toll on the environment

On Earth Day 2015, environmental and development professionals support calls for stronger tobacco control. Tobacco’s harm to the environment and sustainability an avoidable menace.

April 4, 2015

Online Death Clock Highlights Need for Larger Graphic Warnings on Tobacco in India

Answer Sunita” campaign uses online tools to allow others to join Sunita Tomar’s dying request for larger graphic pack warnings

April 2, 2015

Sunita Tomar’s Story Shows Why India Needs Large Graphic Warnings

Government of India urged to press ahead with implementation of graphic health warnings on tobacco.

March 24, 2015

Comprehensive Tobacco Control Would Increase Likelihood of Countries Meeting Targets on TB Reduction

Call for governments to implement comprehensive tobacco control laws to break the link between increased prevalence of smoking and increased prevalence of tuberculosis (TB).

Delay in Pakistan’s Implementation of Large Graphic Warnings Will Cost Lives

International health experts commend Pakistan’s Ministry for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination for pressing forward with regulations to introduce graphic health warnings covering 85% of cigarette packs.

March 23, 2015

India’s Powerful New Ad Campaign Shows How Second-hand Smoke Causes Stroke and Heart Attacks

According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey, over half of adults in India are exposed to SHS at home and around 30% of adults are exposed to SHS at work. The ad campaign, entitled Clinical, was developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches $100 Million Data for Health Program in Developing Countries

Program uses new communications technology to advance public health data collection and monitoring. Goal is to help 1.2 billion people in 20 countries live healthier, longer lives.

March 19, 2015

The Tobacco Atlas Finds Industry Tactics Are Creating a Future of Missed Opportunities

The Tobacco Atlas, Fifth Edition (“The Atlas”), and its companion website, were unveiled today by the American Cancer Society and Partners at the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.

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