Vital Stories

Vital Stories is a blog that covers topics of interest from our work. It includes commentary from our leadership program staff, and external partners.

May 16, 2016

#IDeliver: Share your wishes for women and girls

With the Women Deliver Conference underway in Copenhagen, we invite you to share your wishes for women and girls on social media.

May 4, 2016

China’s Public Health Officials Learn Latest in Tobacco Control from Vital Strategies

Public health officials from seven cities across China have learned about best practice tobacco control policies during a study tour to New York City, hosted by Vital Strategies.

April 19, 2016

Tobacco policy experience could help limit harmful alcohol use

Since harmful alcohol use is known to be one of the four leading risk factors of non-communicable disease globally, Vital Strategies is interested to find out more about this important area of disease prevention, policy and advocacy.

April 15, 2016

Vital work continues to identify shorter MDR-TB treatment regimens

The global battle against TB and MDR-TB is happening on a number of fronts, from efforts to increase access to vaccinations, to the development of faster diagnostic tests and treatments.

April 11, 2016

Better maternal health would accelerate SDG progress

According to WHO, more than 300,000 women (830 every day) die every year in pregnancy and childbirth, over 99 percent of them in low and middle income countries. Unfortunately, this burden of death is only part of the picture.

March 23, 2016

Data For Health at 1 year: A solid foundation for progress

35 million deaths each year – 65% of all deaths worldwide – will go unrecorded. Vital Strategies is partnering with the Bloomberg Data For Health Initiative for an ambitious 4-year initiative to pave the way for a world where every life is counted.

March 21, 2016

Op Ed: The truth about tobacco

Md. Shafiqul Islam, Bangladesh Country Advisor for Vital Strategies, writes about the importances of graphic health warnings in Bangladesh in The Daily Star

March 16, 2016

Op-Ed: Large graphic warnings will benefit every Indian

Dr. Nandita Murukutla writes an Op-Ed in Mid-Day about how large graphic health warnings on tobacco products are urgently needed to ensure India reaches its full economic potential.

March 15, 2016

Locally trained specialists bring new hope for lung disease patients in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, a silent epidemic has been taking lives for centuries. This country of over 90 million people bears an enormous burden from tuberculosis and lung disease on the African continent.

March 3, 2016

Using data for health care in the Solomon Islands

Our Data for Health program is helping the Solomon Islands implement a new vital registration system to better track the causes of deaths in the country.

March 1, 2016

Declaration for equitable access to immunizations in Africa

African leaders met in Ethiopia from 24 -25 February for a Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa. Their focus: expanding access to vaccines.

February 23, 2016

Civil Society Offers Assistance at WHO NCD Meeting

World Health Organization gathers Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) directors for a global meeting to support efforts to implement commitments on NCDs.

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