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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.

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.

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.

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