Visit Prevent Epidemics for our U.S. and global COVID-19 resources

Our goals are to save 100 million lives from cardiovascular disease and to prevent epidemics.

Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake: A Four-Part Framework to Promote Access, Acceptance, and Equity

In partnership with Surgo Ventures, we outlined four steps to help U.S. public health officials and local leaders them equitably increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage in their communities.

The Future of Global Health Security: Lessons Learned from Preparedness and Response

Leaders from Norway, Uganda, PAHO and representatives from USAID and the International Federation of Red Cross joined us in a virtual event to discuss the need for increased investments in pandemic preparedness and better governance. You can watch the full event here.

Taking on hypertension in Nigeria

Resolve's Nigeria Country Representative Dr. Emmanuel Agogo published an OpEd in PUNCH highlighting the urgency of addressing high blood pressure in Nigeria. Task-sharing, a strategy that shifts tasks from doctors to nurses, can help alleviate a high burden of blood pressure management on physicians and get more patients the care they need

Supporting health care workers to promote service continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana

In Ghana, health care workers and patients were exposed to and contracting COVID-19 due to lack of protective equipment. Our team facilitated trainings for health care workers on how to deliver services during COVID-19 and distributed PPE including gowns, gloves, masks and hand sanitizer to 186 facilities.

In it for the Long Haul: More Questions than Answers on the Lasting Health Effects of COVID-19

Some COVID-19 survivors have experienced new, returning or ongoing health problems that persist long after the acute illness. Symptoms range from fatigue, to brain fog, to shortness of breath. It is critical we increase vaccination to reduce those who get infected with the virus, and prevent lasting health problems due to COVID-19.

Strengthening Primary Healthcare for Increasing Population Health Resilience

At the second Global Health Conference of Bo’ao Forum for Asia in China, Dr. Tom Frieden presented a keynote discussing how primary health care is the most needed, and the most neglected aspect of global health systems. Panelists from WHO China and Thailand spoke of population health resilience and cases of strengthening primary health care systems.

Highlighting the importance of health care workers

The May 2021 edition of the International Journal of Health Planning and Management included an article written by the Prevent Epidemics team on our report, Protecting Health Care Workers: A Need for Urgent Action, and featured artwork from the report as the cover image.

To prevent a catastrophic third wave of COVID-19 in Africa, look at data to drive the response

Senior Vice President of our Prevent Epidemics team, Amanda McClelland, coauthored an OpEd for CNBC Africa with Dr. Richard Mihigo of the World Health Organization about key findings and recommendations from the Partnership for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 .

Taming the World’s Leading Killer: High Blood Pressure

Our President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden released an OpEd on CNN about the urgent need to address high blood pressure and what we can do to stop this killer: lower daily salt consumption and promote proper treatment and medications.

Protecting, safeguarding and investing in the health and care workforce

The World Health Assembly passed a resolution, Protecting, safeguarding and investing in the health and care workforce , calling for countries to improve data collection in tracking health and care workers’ morbidity and mortality. Ethiopia led advocacy efforts, which we supported in our January report, Protecting Health Care Workers: A Need for Urgent Action .

History

There are more news stories to read, view the entire history.