Our Programs

We use a multi-disciplinary approach to tackle persistent health challenges and build health systems.

Tobacco Control

Unless urgent action is taken to reverse this global epidemic, the World Health Organization reports that tobacco will kill as many as one billion people this century, taking a greater claim on human health than any other single disease.

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Data For Health

Without essential data about what is causing death and disease, many countries rely on “best guess” methods to guide health resource allocation and policy decisions. We empower governments to count every life and use data strategically to target resources and policies that improve health and opportunity for their people.

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Road Safety

Partnering with strong mayors in ten global cities, we work to reduce injury and death from road crashes, currently, a leading cause of death globally. We support these cities in changing driver behavior, road design and transportation systems, building data systems and implementing strong road safety policies.

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Maternal Health

Vital Strategies brings life-saving emergency obstetric care to underserved rural locations through task-sharing. An almost decade-long program has proven this model works, decreasing maternal deaths by half while increasing by 50% the number of women who used supported maternal health facilities.

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Obesity Prevention

Obesity is one of the world’s fastest growing global public health problems. In Mexico, we used our expertise to support media campaigns that both drove behavior changes and built public support for a landmark soda tax that reduced consumption of this obesity driver. Now, we’re leveraging our experiences in Mexico to help combat obesity in other countries around the world.

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis has become the world's leading infectious killer, despite the fact that it is completely preventable and curable. A lengthy treatment regimen is also driving the rise of drug-resistant strains. Working with The Union and other global partners, we will implement clinical trials to improve treatment regimens.

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Environmental Health

The challenges of outdoor and household air pollution, safe drinking water, sanitation, housing, transportation and food will only intensify with climate change and ongoing population growth, particularly in urban areas. Vital Strategies provides technical capacity and consultative services to meet the global burden of environmental risks and harms.

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East Africa Training Initiative

Vital Strategies is providing clinical training to doctors in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to create a first generation of lung health specialists. It's a desperate need in this country, and the partnering and skill-sharing model is a potential model for a region with desparately inadequate clinical capacity.

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Crisis Communication

The way that communication is handled during a crisis is as important as the response to the crisis itself. Vital Strategies draws on decades of collective experience to help governments and organizations gauge public communication needs and use proven tactics to assess a proper course of action

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