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.

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.

December 19, 2017

South Africa Health Promotion Levy Gains Presidential Assent

This life-saving policy, which is expected to be implemented on April 1, 2018, will increase the cost of most sugary drinks by an average of 11 percent.

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?”

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