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Statement from José Luis Castro, President and CEO, Vital Strategies, In Response to Michael R Bloomberg’s Global Leadership

(New York, USA) — Statement from José Luis Castro, President and CEO, Vital Strategies:

“While Mayor Bloomberg announced today that he will not be running for President of the United States in 2020, our organization applauds his national and global leadership and his extraordinary dedication to public service.

During his tenure as Mayor of New York City, and his career as a businessman and a philanthropist, Michael R. Bloomberg has dedicated his life to big ideas and seeing these through to measurable accomplishments. He is the real deal. From supporting public health strategies that increased the life expectancy of New Yorkers, to devoting millions of dollars in the United States and globally to address the most pressing health issues of our time, Mike has walked the talk.

We are proud to partner with him and his Philanthropy and to fulfilling his mission of ensuring better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.”

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Christina Honeysett, Vital Strategies:; +1.914.424.3356

About Vital Strategies

Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes every person should be protected by a strong public health system. Our programs reach into 73 countries and help prevent death and illness from noncommunicable disease, reduce harm caused by environmental factors, and support cities as engines for public health.

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