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.

November 11, 2016

Marking the launch of Thamini Uhai

Speech by Dr. Nguke Mwakatundu, Executive Director, Thamini Uhai marking the launch of the new brand.

September 29, 2016

Our week at the United Nations General Assembly looked at future health gains under the SDGs

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly held its annual meeting in New York, the first since passage of the sustainable development goals last year.

September 1, 2016

Everyone Counts – Registering Births and Deaths in Bangladesh

A rural sub-district in Bangladesh, Kaligonj, has committed to registering every birth and death.

August 31, 2016

Smoking is not glamorous, it’s a killer

This Op-Ed by Nandita Murukutla, Vital Strategies Vice President, Global Policy and Research and Country Director, India appeared in The Hindustan Times.

August 23, 2016

Johns Hopkins University hosts global tobacco control leadership program

The Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) recently held the 11th Annual Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program in Baltimore.

August 11, 2016

Global TB experts discuss shorter treatment regimen for MDR-TB patients

Vital Strategies recently facilitated the STREAM tuberculosis treatment Investigators Meeting in New York.

August 3, 2016

Vital Strategies Presents Study Findings at Road Safety Conference in Australia

The Conference represents a global forum at which road safety experts are meeting to discuss the latest findings in international programs and policy.

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.

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