Press Room

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

December 7, 2017

Multinational food, soda and alcohol industries pose a health challenge that rivals tobacco

A new report from Vital Strategies – “Fool Me Twice” – exposes the tactics of food, soda and alcohol industries to derail policies that could save millions of lives.

December 1, 2017

To Improve Life Expectancy for People Living with HIV, Urgent Action Must Be Taken on Tuberculosis and Smoking Cessation

Over 34 million people are HIV-positive, but the world is falling short in addressing two major threats to their ability to live long and productive lives – Tuberculosis (TB) and tobacco use.

November 30, 2017

Media Campaign in Pakistan Uses Real Images of Tobacco’s Harms to Urge Smokers to Quit

The campaign graphically shows the many harmful illnesses caused by tobacco use, including lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and oral cancers, and calls on smokers to quit.

November 29, 2017

Caravan’s engaging events across 13 Filipino cities draw people to support the Sin Tax and increasing tobacco taxes

With potential increases in the Philippines’ successful Sin Tax in the balance, Vital Strategies has joined other anti-tobacco advocates in launching a “Smoke-free Caravan” (“Caravan”) that is rallying supporters across 13 Philippine cities and underscoring the positive impact higher tobacco taxes will have on public health and the country’s economy.

Vital Strategies welcomes BNP Paribas’ landmark decision to end financing and investment in tobacco-related businesses

Vital Strategies today applauded BNP Paribas on its decision to cease financing and investing in the activities of the tobacco industry.

November 28, 2017

New Hypertension Management Initiative in India Aims To Reduce Disability and Death From High Blood Pressure

Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, applauds the launch of the India Hypertension Management Initiative, a collaborative project between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, State Governments in India, the Indian Council of Medical Research, World Health Organization India and Resolve to Save Lives.

November 17, 2017

Mass media obesity prevention 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.

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