Press Room

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.

March 24, 2009

Calls For Investment in National Tuberculosis Programs

According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Control Report 2008, nine million people around the world die annually from the disease, which is totally curable.

March 9, 2009

New Edition of The Tobacco Atlas Catalogues Catastrophic Toll of Tobacco Worldwide

According to The Tobacco Atlas, tobacco’s estimated $500 billion drain on the world economy exceeds the total combined annual expenditure on health in all low-and middle-income countries.

February 23, 2009

Congress Urged to Grant Regulatory Power on Tobacco to US FDA

The only way to ensure ethical marketing practices is through clear, enforceable regulation.

February 9, 2009

G7 Finance Ministers Urged to Honor Pledges to Global Funds for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

World Lung Foundation urges the governments of the G7 to move immediately to fill the funding gap faced by the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

January 28, 2009

President Obama’s Pledge to Resume Financial Support for UN Population Fund Applauded

This life‐saving decision will increase safe pregnancies and childbirths and help reverse unacceptably high rates of maternal and child mortality.

January 27, 2009

Swift Policy Action Urged During Tobacco Free Awareness Week

Congress should ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), an international treaty that obligates governments to take measures that protect citizens from tobacco use.

December 15, 2008

Support for US Supreme Court Decision Regarding Tobacco Marketing Practices

The decision by the US Supreme Court clears the way for victims of so-called ‘light’ and ‘low-tar’ tobacco advertising to have their day in court.

November 26, 2008

Calls for Indian Government to Renew Commitment to Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

We are disappointed that the Indian Government has deferred by six months the implementation of pictorial health warnings on tobacco packaging.

October 16, 2008

Tobacco Control Communication Resources Presented at Union World Conference on Lung Health

Among the tools on display will be a Tobacco Control Mass Media Resource Kit, which is designed to help campaign development. In conference sessions, WLF will discuss recent television advertisements made in China, India, Turkey and Mexico as part of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.

October 1, 2008

New Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The $440,000 grant will be used to bring lung health experts from low- and middle-income countries to the 2008 and 2009 Union World Conferences on Lung Health hosted by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

September 30, 2008

India’s Government Applauded on Regulation to Protect Citizens from Tobacco Smoke

The government has acted responsibly and admirably to protect citizens despite the intense pressure of the tobacco industry to stop the right of citizens to breathe clean air.

August 6, 2008

US Contribution to PEPFAR Applauded

The US Government’s recently announced expansion of PEPFAR – the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, is a welcome and important contribution to greatly improve the lives of millions of people living with AIDS around the world.

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