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Brazil’s National Front of Mayors Joins Vital Strategies, Brazil to Improve Public Health Systems in 400 Cities

(São Paulo, Brazil) – Vital Strategies and Brazil’s National Front of Mayors, Frente Nacional de Prefeitos (FNP), today announced their partnership to strengthen public health systems in cities throughout Brazil. As part of the collaboration, Vital Strategies will provide technical support and evidence-based knowledge to city governments to improve policies focusing on health, urban mobility, and the environment.

Brazil’s National Front of Mayors represents the 400 largest cities in Brazil, approximately 60% of the country’s population. Vital Strategies Brazil is already working with city governments in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Fortaleza, Belo Horizonte and Natal through its Road Safety, Data for Health and Partnership for Healthy Cities projects.

“Cities are increasingly driving progress on some of the most pressing challenges the world faces,” said José Luis Castro, President and CEO, Vital Strategies. “We are proud to enter this partnership with the National Front of Mayors to address the leading public health issues in their cities and support the implementation of programs that help protect millions of people’s lives.”

“The majority of the Brazilian population lives in an urban setting,” said Pedro de Paula, Country Director, Vital Strategies Brazil. “By working together, the FNP and Vital Strategies can work closely with city governments to tackle persistent and emerging health challenges in urban areas throughout Brazil.” 

Pedro de Paula, Country Director, Vital Strategies, Jonas Donizette, President, FNP, and Nelson Marchezan, VP for Health, FNP, announced the partnership on October 8 during the FNP’s annual plenary meeting in Salvador, Brazil. Vital Strategies opened its São Paulo, Brazil office in August 2019.

For more information about Vital Strategies, visit: https://www.vitalstrategies.org/

About Vital Strategies

Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes every person should be protected by a strong public health system. We work with governments and civil society in 73 countries to design and implement evidence-based strategies that tackle their most pressing public health problems. Our goal is to see governments adopt promising interventions at scale as rapidly as possible.

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