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 29, 2016

Vital Strategies Joins Road Safety Experts from 15 Nations at Partner Meeting in Bangkok

The Vital Strategies team attended the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) Partner Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand to share best practices and come around common goals for addressing road safety issues.

July 25, 2016

Habitat III, ensuring health for city dwellers, now and in the future

The New Urban Agenda that will be adopted this year at “Habitat III” comes at a crucial historical moment of opportunity.

July 21, 2016

Beijing workshop focuses on protecting China from second-hand smoke

Smoke-free legislation was one of the topics being discussed at the National Tobacco Control and Health Communication Skills Training Workshop in Beijing.

July 19, 2016

A Teen Perspective on Smoking in New York City: Wins and Losses

I am a teenager in 2016 New York City, and my peer group smokes few cigarettes, and is perhaps one of the most smoke-free young communities around the country.

July 5, 2016

Jitofautishe: bringing youth into the family planning story

The recent family planning campaign in Kigoma, Tanzania saw a remarkable 57 percent recall rate in the post-campaign survey.

June 30, 2016

Public health leaders come together to launch Vital Strategies

Vital Strategies officially launched at an event hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

June 13, 2016

Bringing Data to Life in Brazil: Data in Public Health Storytelling

Vital Strategies workshop in Brazil focuses on how journalists can use public health data more effectively to inform the public.

June 10, 2016

NCD prevention leads discussions at cardiology conference in Mexico

The World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health has been underway in Mexico City, with a focus on heart health and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

May 31, 2016

World No Tobacco Day: Highlights From A Year of Progress In Tobacco Control

Since World No Tobacco Day 2015, significant progress has been made in the global fight against tobacco. Here are some key highlights from countries in which Vital Strategies is active, during the past 12 months.

May 24, 2016

World Health Assembly underway with a focus on NCDs

The 69th World Health Assembly is underway this week in Geneva, with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) a more visible global health priority than ever before.

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.

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