Who we are
We are mission-driven and have deep technical expertise.
We support staff who live in the countries or regions in which we work. We strive to create a fit-for-purpose workplace that is respectful, diverse, inclusive and supportive. Our governance reflects deep knowledge of the areas where we work and the diversity of the people we serve.
What we do
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:
- Increasing the number of people whose blood pressure is controlled from 14% to 50%;
- Reducing global dietary intake of salt by 30%;
- Making food safer by eliminating artificial trans fat.
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:
- Scaling public health technical expertise locally;
- Developing operational excellence to strengthen public health systems;
- Advancing policy action to promote national and global epidemic preparedness.
Read about our work, successes and plans for the future (PDF)
Our latest work
Sodium reduction policies could save 7 million lives by 2030
The World Health Organization’s first-ever Global Report on Sodium Intake Reduction shows that the world is off-track on its target of reducing global sodium intake by 30% by 2025. Developed with support from RTSL’s nutrition team, the report includes strategies and case studies to help countries make concrete progress on sodium reduction. Read the full report here.
The 7-1-7 Alliance is a new country-led, global partnership to improve health security
Dr. Issa Makumbi, Director of Uganda’s Public Health Emergency Operations Centre, will serve as inaugural Chair of the Technical Steering Group for The 7-1-7 Alliance: a country-led partnership for technical assistance, financial support and a growing, global community of practice to help all countries achieve the 7-1-7 target for outbreak detection and control.
RTSL Welcomes New Board Members
RTSL welcomes Precious Matsoso to our U.S. Board of Directors, and Dr. Iruka Okeke to our Board of Directors for RTSL Nigeria.