CityHealth Perspective

CityHealth Perspective is our new blog series from Vital Strategies looking at the important role public health must play in shaping the future of our cities. Our first post looks at how public transit systems make cities healthy and sustainable.

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Tuberculosis

Every year, more than 1.5 million people die of tuberculosis (TB), a curable and preventable disease. Despite the progress made in the global TB control, multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) has emerged as a major public health concern. Working with The Union and other global partners, we will implement clinical trials to improve treatment regimens.

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Road Safety

Partnering with strong mayors in ten global cities, we work to reduce injury and death from road crashes, currently, a leading cause of death globally. We support these cities in changing driver behavior, road design and transportation systems, building data systems and implementing strong road safety policies.

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We believe passionately that progress can be made against even the most difficult health challenges by partnering local commitment and global expertise.

We implement programs that strengthen these partners and the health systems they support working to improve the lives of billions.

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