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We work with governments and partners across the globe to co-create, advocate for, and scale up activities in two core areas:
High blood pressure is the world's leading cause of death. Despite availability of safe, effective and low cost treatment, only one out of seven adults with hypertension have their blood pressure controlled. We work with partners to reduce heart attack and stroke by:
The world is vulnerable to the next health threat because most people live in countries that are not well prepared to find, stop and prevent dangerous infectious diseases such as COVID-19. We partner with countries to step up preparedness by:
Tobacco use remains a leading driver of heart disease and preventable death—globally, it's responsible for 1 of every 10 deaths. Today's announcement by @BloombergDotOrg of an additional commitment of $420M to reduce tobacco use brings the world closer to a tobacco-free future.— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) February 2, 2023
A strong, effective, and reliable CDC is crucial to a healthier society. An important new @CSIS report offers recommendations to strengthen CDC so the agency can better protect people in the US and around the world. https://t.co/i5hvBf7rnx— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) February 3, 2023
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