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.

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.

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

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