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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.

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.

September 20, 2017

Data for Health initiative strengthens data to drive public health actions in Colombia

Vital Strategies has joined the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and the National Administrative Department of Statistics in launching the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative in Colombia.

September 19, 2017

New Global Burden of Disease Data Shows Vital Strategies Taking on World’s Leading Killers

Vital Strategies’ portfolio of work addresses the seven leading causes of mortality in the world, according to data in the recent Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study released by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

September 13, 2017

If Philip Morris is Serious About a Smokefree World, It Should Quit Tobacco Today

Vital Strategies has responded to the announcement from Philip Morris International Inc (PMI) that it intends to set up a “Foundation for a Smoke-Free World” in 2018.

September 12, 2017

Vital Strategies launches Resolve, a new $225 million global health initiative

The initiative aims to save more than 100 million lives by preventing heart attacks and strokes and will help countries close life-threatening gaps in epidemic preparedness and response. It will be implemented by a team of global health experts at Vital Strategies, a New York-based global health organization that works in more than 60 countries.

Vital Strategies Commends ban of the Tobacco Industry from United Nations Global Compact

The UN Global Compact announced their decision saying tobacco products are fundamentally misaligned with its commitment to advancing action towards the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goal related to health.

September 11, 2017

Myanmar Cancer Victims Reveal Deadly Dangers of Betel Chewing in New National Media Campaign

This also is the first campaign in Myanmar to feature the dramatic testimonial stories of real tobacco victims – four men who contracted oral cancer because of their betel quid chewing habit. The six-week campaign was developed with technical assistance from Vital Strategies and will be broadcast for six weeks on national television and radio channels in Myanmar.

September 7, 2017

Addis Ababa Announces Partnership for Healthy Cities Intervention at Speeding Campaign Launch

The Addis Ababa’s campaign will focus on the severe consequences of speeding, while bolstering enforcement efforts in the city to save lives.

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