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

November 17, 2017

Mass media anti-obesity campaign to warn Jamaicans about the harms of sugary drinks

Vital Strategies congratulates the Government of Jamaica’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) on the launch of a new anti-obesity campaign, “Are you drinking yourself sick?”

November 15, 2017

Vital Strategies commends Cape Town on new anti-obesity initiative

The initiative will help reduce the accessibility to sugary drinks within all City of Cape Town-controlled buildings, and a media campaign encouraging people to reduce their consumption.

November 14, 2017

On World Diabetes Day, Vital Strategies Urges Governments To Accelerate Work to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

We support the International Diabetes Federation’s call for more affordable and equitable access to medicines and technologies, education and information for those living with or at risk for diabetes.

November 13, 2017

New Guideline confirms hypertension is critical problem requiring immediate attention

We welcome the new hypertension guideline issued by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, which demonstrates how critical it is to bring this disease under control.

November 9, 2017

Vital Strategies joins UN agencies to urge the International Labor Organization (ILO) to cut tobacco industry ties

We join health, human rights and labor organizations’ in our dismay that the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization (ILO) has decided to postpone a vote to cut its ties with the tobacco industry.

November 7, 2017

Vital Strategies Commends the City of Bandung, Indonesia, on New Seat Belt Campaign

Bandung’s “Klik Biar Selamat” (Click for Safety) campaign implores vehicle occupants to fasten their seat belts to help prevent death and injury when a crash occurs.

November 1, 2017

Vital Strategies Commends Brazilian Partners on Launch of New Anti-Obesity Campaign

The campaign encourages people to make healthier food choices and support measures that require clear, accurate product labelling on foods.

October 27, 2017

Colombian Parents Are Urged To Join Calls For Ban On Junk Food Advertising That Targets Children

A new TV public service announcement shows how children are exposed to junk food advertising and how this influences their eating habits.

October 26, 2017

New mass media campaign in Bangladesh shows deadly harm of second-hand smoke

This new campaign aims to encourage smokers to quit and to protect non-smokers around them – especially children.

October 10, 2017

On World Obesity Day, Vital Strategies Urges Governments To Accelerate Work On Obesity Prevention

Vital Strategies also announced the availability of 19 tested and proven mass media campaign ads designed to address issues related to obesity prevention, such as the harms of sugary drinks and industry marketing to children. The ads are available online at Media Beacon.

October 5, 2017

New Road Safety Campaign in Bogotá, Colombia aims to reduce number of preventable deaths caused by speeding

In partnership with Vital Strategies and the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), Bogotá’s campaign will focus on the reduction of speeding – particularly in school zones.

September 29, 2017

On World Heart Day, Vital Strategies Urges Governments to Take Action To Reduce Burden of Cardiovascular Disease

Vital Strategies joins the World Heart Federation and the global community in urging governments and civil society to re-double their efforts to reduce the global burden of heart disease and take rapid and cost-effective action to reduce the growing burden of 18 million CVD-related annual deaths worldwide.

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