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Statement from José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies and Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, on the inauguration of U.S. President Biden and Vice President Harris

“Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris. Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris take the reins during a global pandemic requiring one of the most complex responses in U.S. history. It’s encouraging to see the incoming Administration’s commitment to basing decisions on science, implementing a well-organized whole-of-government response, and communicating clearly and openly with the public.

“As we mark the beginning of new leadership in the United States, we hope there’s increasing recognition that we’re all in this together. The more we work together, united in our fight against the virus, the safer we will all be.”

About Vital Strategies

Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes every person should be protected by a strong public health system. We work with governments and civil society in 73 countries to design and implement evidence-based strategies that tackle their most pressing public health problems. Our goal is to see governments adopt promising interventions at scale as rapidly as possible. 

To find out more, please visit www.vitalstrategies.org or Twitter @VitalStrat.

About Resolve to Save Lives

Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of the global health organization Vital Strategies, focuses on preventing deaths from cardiovascular disease and preventing epidemics. It is led by Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To find out more, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org or Twitter @ResolveTSL.

About José Luis Castro 

José Luis Castro, FRSA, is the President & CEO of Vital Strategies, where he has led a rapid expansion of Vital Strategies’ portfolio, working with governments to tackle the world’s leading killers, primarily in low- and middle- income countries. The organization now reaches into 73 countries and has touched the lives of more than 2 billion people. Twitter: @JLCastroGarcia

About Dr. Tom Frieden

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the Obama administration, when he oversaw responses to the H1N1 influenza, Ebola and Zika epidemics, is President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, and Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Twitter: @DrTomFrieden.

Media Contacts:

Christina Honeysett, Vital Strategies: choneysett@vitalstrategies.org; +1.914.424.3356

Erin Sykes, Resolve to Save Lives: esykes@resolvetosavelives.org; +1.646.612.0001

Steven Chlapecka, Resolve to Save Lives, schlapecka@resolvetosavelives.org,  +1.917.623.0246