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Cardiovascular Health

Through Resolve to Save Lives, Vital Strategies is working to end preventable death from cardiovascular disease, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

Why It Matters

  • <1% of the $35 billion spent each year on global health assistance is for cardiovascular disease prevention.
  • 50% of cardiovascular disease deaths in low- and middle-income countries are in people under 70 years old, compared to 20% of deaths in high-income countries.
  • 10m people die every year of high blood pressure, making it the world’s leading cause of death.
  • 260k globally, the estimated number of people artificial trans fat kills each year.
  • 3m globally, the estimated number of people who die each year from excess salt in their diets.

Our Current Focus

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