Public health programs and interventions are most effective when they operate in and are staffed by people from the communities they serve. However, many low- and middle-income countries do not have sufficient financial, operational, and human resource capacities to effectively deliver public health services. Vital Strategies promotes workforce development as a continuous process to give health departments, NGOs, practitioners and civil society the skills and tools they need to create self-sufficient and sustainable local public health programs. In addition, working with The Union, we offer accredited training through the International Management Development Program.
|We use media advocacy and data resources like The Tobacco Atlas - the most quoted source for global tobacco control data and policy – to drive adoption of best practice and policies.|
|Initiatives managed by our legacy organizations have distributed more than $US 100 million to governments and civil society groups in more than 96 countries.|
|More than 2 billion people have been reached by one of our campaigns, using paid media like TV, social and mobile media, and community-level mobilization.|
|Since 2010 our staff have trained more than 5100 people from 136 countries in critical public health areas.|
|STREAM TB clinical trial in several countries has potential to reduce treatment duration from 24 to 6 months. Vital Strategies will continue this promising work with Union offices and partners around the world.|
Epidemiology and Surveillance
|Our Data For Health Program is working to improve data collection and analysis in twenty countries|