Our goals are to save 100 million lives from cardiovascular disease and to prevent epidemics.
Real-time data to inform decision-making about maintaining health services in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our team worked with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and other organizations to provide monthly reports to health facilities in Nairobi, Kenya on how their tuberculosis and HIV services were operating. This stream of data and analysis helped facilities quickly adapt their programs to maintain these essential services.
PERC: COVID-19 Tiered PHSM Framework for Africa
The Partnership for Evidence-Based COVID-19 Response (PERC) released a new tiered framework for decision-makers in Africa that uses indicators of disease spread to determine the appropriate level of PHSMs, inform targeted interventions and empower the public to stay safe by keeping people informed about the risk of COVID-19 in their area.
WHO releases new, lifesaving hypertension guideline
Our President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden released a statement encouraging countries to demonstrate their commitment to ending preventable deaths from high blood pressure by adopting and implementing WHO’s new “ Guideline for the pharmacological treatment of hypertension in adults ”.
The Delta Variant and Beyond: Learning to Live With Covid
As our President and CEO Dr Tom Frieden writes in the Wall Street Journal, Covid cases are up dramatically, but simple protective measures can still control the disease if we deploy them flexibly. In the long run, Covid may help us to recognize that many deadly and expensive health threats are optional. We can choose to adopt programs and policies that can relegate to history many of the infections and conditions that today drive up health care costs and drive down productivity and life expectancy.
Grants awarded to three organizations championing trans fat elimination advocacy
Resolve to Save Lives awarded grants to Advocacy Center ‘LIFE’, Nepal Heart Foundation, and Village Health Action for trans fat elimination advocacy projects in Ukraine, Nepal and Burundi. The new grantees will support life-saving policies by collaborating with ministries of health, offering technical guidance, and leading public awareness campaigns.
How Real-Time Adaptations To Medical Supply Chains Improved Nigeria’s COVID-19 Response
The COVID-19 pandemic rattled supply chains across the world. When the virus hit Nigeria, the country lacked many lifesaving health supplies to combat the virus. Working with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, our team worked to make the country’s supply chain system adaptable and resilient enough to handle the pandemic.
The Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19 on the Public Health Workforce
The latest in-depth science review from our Prevent Epidemics team discusses the hidden toll the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on the mental health of public health workers across the world. It also identifies strategies to prevent or reduce these harms—both on the public health workforce and on health care workers.
ImagineLaw champions successful healthy food procurement policy in Quezon City, Philippines
Quezon City became the first city in the Philippines to offer only food options that are low in salt and free from trans fats in its public institutions, departments and offices. Resolve grantee ImagineLaw successfully advocated for the food procurement policy, which establishes nutritional standards for foods served and sold in public settings.
After 2020, pandemic preparedness budget cuts should be unthinkable
While the cost of COVID-19 in the United States could top $16 trillion before we’re able to get it under control, funding for the American Jobs Plan may be cut from $30 to $5 billion. In The Hill, we discuss the need for a $3.5 trillion infrastructure package that will prevent the next pandemic and fill gaps in public health programs.
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