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New report on COVID-19 in Africa shows impact of COVID-19 on African continent has been underestimated

A new PERC report highlights urgent strategic action in Africa is needed as new COVID-19 variants appear and supply and rollout of vaccines remain critically low. The report calls for targeted public health and social measures, increased surveillance and scaled-up vaccine supply from the global community.

New Global Sodium Benchmarks for Different Food Categories

We supported the launch of WHO's new Global Sodium Benchmarks for Different Food Categories . The benchmarks are a guide for countries and industry to reduce the sodium content in 18 categories of processed foods, which are a primary or rapidly increasing source of sodium in many countries. This is an important step toward meeting WHO's goal of 30% reduction in global salt/sodium intake by 2025.

Epidemics That Didn’t Happen

Our report features eight inspiring stories of Epidemics That Didn’t Happen, or whose impact was lessened, because of planning and action. As the world continues efforts to better prepare for the next disease threat, these stories serve as a reminder that we can do better.


Senegal makes the case for investing in epidemic preparedness and response

Learn how health leaders in Senegal developed a feasibility study that made the case for investing US $10.5 million in health emergency and crisis management over five years.

Former CDC chief: Think diners, dentists and dollar stores. Make COVID vaccines easy to get.

Dr. Tom Frieden releases an OpEd in USA Today on the necessity of making COVID vaccines more readily available. Frieden discusses the importance of strategic vaccination, reaching those where transmission is highest, to truly stop the spread of COVID and prevent many more deaths.

How genomic surveillance helps us understand SARS-CoV-2

In a Weekly Science Review, our Prevent Epidemics team discusses how genomic surveillance is used to study the COVID-19 virus and answers some of the most pressing questions about the pandemic.

New research shows impact of heart disease prevention in low- and middle-income settings

The latest Journal of Clinical Hypertension features new research on programs supported by Resolve to Save Lives in Thailand, India and Latin America. These studies highlight creative and scalable patient-facing programs and public health solutions to improve heart health in lower- and middle- income countries.

​Request for Proposals Open – Trans Fat Advocacy Mini Grants

We announced our request for proposals for advocacy activities to accelerate best-practice trans fat elimination policies, including engagement with policy makers and influencers. Proposals are due May 20th. Download the complete Request for Proposals here.

​Statement from Dr. Tom Frieden on Global Trans Fat Elimination Progress

On April 1, regulations banning artificial trans fat in food products went into effect in the European Union, bringing the global number of people protected by best practice trans fat elimination policies to 2.9 billion. Our President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden released a statement on the growing momentum for eliminating artificial trans fats and how this important policy step will build resilient, healthy populations.

New Online Course on Global Sodium Reduction Strategies

Johns Hopkins University launched a free online course that connects program managers and policy makers with evidence-based strategies and practical tools to implement salt reduction initiatives, including promotion of low-sodium salt and public procurement policies, in their communities.

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