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Cardiovascular Health

Through Resolve to Save Lives, Vital Strategies is working to respond to the pervasiveness of cardiovascular disease, especially in low- and middle-income countries where nearly 80% of deaths related to cardiovascular disease occur.

Why It Matters

  • <1% of the $35 billion spent each year on health assistance is for cardiovascular disease prevention, the leading cause of death globally.
  • 50% of cardiovascular disease deaths in low- and middle-income countries are in people under 70, compared to one-fifth of deaths in rich countries
  • 10m people die every year of high blood pressure, making it the world’s leading cause of death.
  • 500k globally, the estimated number of people trans fat kills a year.

Our Current Focus

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