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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.

March 8, 2018

Report: Big tobacco is targeting the world’s most vulnerable to increase profits

The sixth edition of The Tobacco Atlas and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org finds the tobacco industry is increasingly targeting vulnerable populations in emerging markets, such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, where people are not protected by strong tobacco control regulations.

March 7, 2018

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ STOP initiative will expose big tobacco’s deadly work to target the vulnerable and impede health policy

The initiative creates a new global watchdog to closely monitor and highlight the tactics the tobacco industry uses across the globe to undermine public health.

February 14, 2018

In new media campaign, Brazilians ask government to approve clear and accurate food labels

It urges the approval of clear warnings on the front of food packaging to address health concerns over the country’s growing obesity epidemic.

New media campaign urges Jamaicans against consumption of sugary drinks

A rapidly increasing rate of childhood obesity in Jamaica has the new media campaign to address the issue head-on.

February 2, 2018

Government action now will save lives in the future

On World Cancer Day, Vital Strategies is proud to be a part of this effort, and of the greater global community united to end cancer.

February 1, 2018

Government of Indonesia Launches New Jalin Project to Prevent Maternal and Newborn Deaths

The a USAID-funded five-year program aims to reduce the number of maternal and newborn mortality rates in Indonesia. A joint effort led by DAI, Jalin promotes locally led solutions to preventing maternal and newborn deaths and extending health services to impoverished areas.

January 23, 2018

Ho Chi Minh City Combats Speeding with New Campaign to Save Lives

Speeding is the main risk factor leading to the over 1.25 million deaths on the world’s roads each year.

January 12, 2018

New World Bank Report Reveals Cost of Inaction in Preventing Road Deaths and Injuries

New study estimates that five low and middle income countries could realize welfare benefits equivalent to 6 percent to 32 percent of the national GDP by reducing 50 percent of road deaths and injuries.

December 26, 2017

City of Accra Announces Campaign to Combat Drinking and Driving During Holiday Season

The campaign will run on social media and on billboards throughout the city through January. The campaign includes a victim testimonial, sharing the story of a woman who was hit by a car.

December 21, 2017

City of Bangkok Launches New Speeding Campaign to Save Lives During Deadly New Year’s Season

December 28 – January 3 is widely known as the “seven dangerous days” in Thailand due to historic peak in road
traffic deaths.

December 20, 2017

Open-CRVS (Civil Registration and Vital Statistics) Initiative Named “Best Bet” for Philanthropic Investment

The Vital Strategies Civil Registration and Vital Statistics initiative has been named a “Best Bet” in a new guide published by The Center for High Impact Philanthropy.

Reuters’ exposé about Philip Morris’s clinical trials for IQOS confirm continued unreliability of tobacco industry research

An exposé published by Reuters reveals significant concerns about research paid for and used by Philip Morris International to promote its heated tobacco product.

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