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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.

December 7, 2018

Statement from José Luis Castro, President and CEO, on the WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018

“One death on the road is one too many. We know what measures work, and the adoption and strict enforcement of best practice legislation – supported by reliable data and hard-hitting media campaigns – can change risky behaviors and save lives in years to come.”

December 3, 2018

First-ever communication campaign demonstrates dangers of trans fats and calls for its elimination from India’s food supply

Heart Attack Rewind will be broadcast across India in 17 languages for a period of four weeks on major digital platforms.

December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day: Statement from José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies

“HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, despite significant advancements in treating and preventing the virus, and we are falling short of the Sustainable Development Goals target to end AIDS by 2030.”

November 30, 2018

Vital Strategies Will Help States Reduce Overdose Deaths

As a partner in the new $50 million investment from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Vital Strategies will support governments and communities in U.S. states to reduce overdose deaths, now the leading cause of death for people under 50 in the U.S.

November 27, 2018

Statement from Daniel Kass, Senior Vice President for Environmental Health, Vital Strategies, On The Findings Of The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II

“Solid scientific evidence predicts that because of climate change, we can expect more extreme heat waves, more severe air pollution, an increase in infectious diseases, and the disruption of health care. Vulnerable people like those with chronic health conditions, the elderly and the poor will be most adversely affected.”

November 24, 2018

Bogor city event celebrates progress in tobacco control

Bogor was the first city in Indonesia to implement a smoking ban in public places and a tobacco display ban in retail outlets. Now authorities have strengthened these laws, to include a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotions and sponsorships.

November 17, 2018

New Campaign in Mumbai Shows Life-Saving Benefit of Helmets

Mumbai, India, is one of 10 cities that is implementing a variety of measures proven to save lives on the roads through the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety.

November 16, 2018

Statement from Dr. Neil Schluger, Senior Advisor for Science at Vital Strategies, on the FDA’s proposal to restrict flavored tobacco products

Statement from Dr Neil Schluger, Senior Advisor for Science at Vital Strategies, on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposals to restrict flavored tobacco products, including a potential ban on menthol in cigarettes, and restrictions on the sale of fruit- or sweet-flavored e-cigarette liquid.

November 14, 2018

Vital Strategies Receives Award for Global Media Campaign on Road Safety

Vital Strategies was honored at the International Safety Media Awards at the World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety in Bangkok, Thailand.

November 13, 2018

Brazilians call for new food warning label system

A new national campaign in Brazil is calling for the approval of clear, front-of-pack nutritional warning labels, currently under consideration by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa).

Nearly 70 million smokers in Latin America are at Risk of Tobacco-related death and disease

Hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans continue to die every year from tobacco-related disease, according to the American Cancer Society and Vital Strategies, co-publishers of the Tobacco Atlas, Sixth Edition, now available in Spanish.

November 1, 2018

Xi’an’s strong, new smoke-free law will protect 12 million citizens

Ten cities in China have now implemented 100 percent smoke-free laws. Their combined population means that more than 100 million people are now covered by this important health policy. 

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