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Vital Strategies 2021: A Year in Photos

It’s been another year of growth and transformation at Vital Strategies. In 2021, we continued to collaborate with partners around the world to improve public health locally and globally, tackling our longstanding priorities to address noncommunicable diseases, overdose, road safety and more, amid the challenges posed by COVID-19. Here, we look back at some of our favorite photos highlighting work from across our programs. 

Balloons at a smoke-free parade in the municipality of M’lang, Philippines. 
Painting crosswalks and other protections for vulnerable road users outside a school in Mexico City as part of a Safe Routes to School intervention.
A Partnership for Healthy Cities-supported COVID-19 testing site in Lima, Peru.
A participant in #LungsOnTheRun, an annual event in Indonesia that raises awareness about health harms of tobacco while encouraging physical fitness.
A Uganda Ministry of Works and Transport representative signs in support of the Kampala Road Safety Strategy, launched in March 2021.
A harm reduction specialist conducts a Narcan training at Wellness Services in Flint, Michigan, one of our Overdose Prevention program’s local partners. (Photo: Graham MacIndoe)
A student at San Agustín school in Bogotá, Colombia, drinking water from a Partnership for Healthy Cities-supported water fountain, part of healthy school food environments program.
A COVID-19 testing line in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Through the Partnership for Healthy Cities, Vital Strategies has helped dozens of cities around the globe in the urban response to COVID-19.
National Health Day activities in Bandung highlighted newly expanded smoke-free regulations.
Sister Mary Joseph, a Community Advisory Board member from the STREAM trial site at the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis in Chennai, India, conducts community outreach about TB and COVID in June 2021.
Youth in Kumasi, Ghana show support for 30 km/h speed limits in areas where people live, work and play, as part of the city’s U.N. Global Road Safety Week activities.
A client plays ping pong at Casa de Todos (Everybody’s House), an emergency shelter established for older unhoused men in Lima, Peru.
A community member receives a birth certificate following registration at a mass registration event in the Lower River Region, The Gambia.
Air pollution monitoring in Jakarta, Indonesia. Our Environmental Health program works with the departments of health and environment on cleaner air in Jakarta, where air pollution kills 9,700 people a year.
In Rio, a member of the Partnership for Healthy Cites, a team of young people were enlisted and trained to communicate with their peers about COVID-19 prevention.  

And read about our #ReimaginePublicHealth campaign to learn more about how Vital Strategies is building a future where health is protected by everyone, for everyone.