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.

July 7, 2015

The Evolution of a Smoke Free Beijing

Tobacco control in China has reached a watershed moment, with Beijing: it is now illegal to smoke in all indoor public places, workplaces and public transportation.

June 11, 2015

NCDs top the agenda at global health conference in Geneva

Civil society groups joined health representatives from 194 members states for the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland from 18-26 May

June 4, 2015

The Voiceless Speak Out Again – Vital Strategies Launches Mass Media Campaign in Indonesia

The campaign aims to increase awareness of the harms from exposure to second-hand smoke for active and passive smokers, through the story of Ike.

May 28, 2015

Call for NCDs and Tobacco Control to be Made Key Plank in SDGs

Sandra Mullin, Senior VP of Policy, Advocacy and Communication, was invited to speak at a civil society hearing at the United Nations on May 26, on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

May 22, 2015

Experts Share Latest Public Health Social Marketing Trends

The 4th World Social Marketing Conference held in Sydney brought together more than 300 social marketing experts from 32 countries.

May 6, 2015

Learning for Life: Latest Initiative to Help Save Lives in Tanzania

Our team in Tanzania has developed a new e-learning tool to provide healthcare workers with access to the latest academic papers and training content.

April 17, 2015

Countdown to Large Graphic Warnings on Tobacco in Pakistan

Pakistan has a high number of smokers of both manufactured cigarettes and hand-rolled bidis – 27.9% of men and 5.4% of women – and a growing smokeless tobacco trend.

April 7, 2015

Community Health Workers in Tanzania: On the Frontlines of Improving Maternal Health (Part III)

This a series of first-person anecdotes from Vital Strategies Community Health Workers (CHWs) working on the ground to improve maternal health in Tanzania.

April 2, 2015

Community Health Workers in Tanzania: On the Frontlines of Improving Maternal Health (Part II)

This is a series of first-person anecdotes from Vital Strategies Community Health Workers (CHWs) working on the ground to improve maternal health in Tanzania.

March 26, 2015

New Tobacco Atlas takes center stage at WCTOH

It has been a huge week for tobacco control, with the World Conference on Tobacco OR Health held in Abu Dhabi.

March 16, 2015

Community Health Workers in Tanzania: On the Frontlines of Improving Maternal Health (Part I)

This series is a first-person anecdotes from Vital Strategies Community Health Workers (CHWs) working on the ground to improve maternal health in Tanzania.

March 4, 2015

Using Social Media for Grassroots Tobacco Control Advocacy in the Philippines

Efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco in the Philippines is moving online, through social media.

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