Success Stories

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How Ethiopia established its first ever national infection prevention and control budget

The nation's recent success represents a milestone for global health security efforts.…
Health workers engaged in risk communication and community engagement activities during the 2023-2024 yellow fever outbreak in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State. © Ministry of Health of South Sudan for 7-1-7 Alliance

7-1-7 Saves Lives in South Sudan

Yellow fever is endemic throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but when South Sudan experienced an outbreak late last year, they applied the 7-1-7 target to help quickly contain the outbreak.…

Welcome to the leadership and learning laboratory for health security leaders

PMEP equips health security experts with practical, technical and leadership skills.…

Sprinting towards health security: how Zambia built an outbreak surveillance system in just one week

Design sprints from the tech world are changing the game in public health.…
Two heathcare workers recording a patients blood pressure in the Simple app on a tablet.

Bangladesh strengthens primary care, cuts back high blood pressure by 50%

Since Resolve to Save Lives began working in Bangladesh in 2018, the country has seen a nearly 20-fold increase in patients on life-saving treatment for high blood pressure and nearly…

Integrating hypertension treatment with HIV care dramatically improved patient outcomes in Uganda

Adapting HIV treatment models to include hypertension improves hypertension control while maintaining viral suppression.…

A healthy public food procurement policy for the Philippines’ largest city

In July 2020, Resolve to Save Lives awarded a grant to ImagineLaw, a non-profit public interest law organization, to help reduce sodium intake and improve diets through supporting the Quezon…

Better epidemic preparedness through strategic legal reform in Nigeria

A single guide can support all 36 states in contributing to national health security.…

Health security bulletin helps coordinate epidemic preparedness in Ethiopia

Dedicated preparedness team uses regular communication to support multi-sectoral collaboration.…

Interactive online guide in the New York Times helps people understand and navigate COVID-19 risk across the U.S.

“One stop shop” pairs consistent, data-driven interpretations of risk with recommended precautions.…

Campaigns build vaccine confidence in Rwanda and Uganda

Campaigns demonstrate the power of transparent communication and trust in public health messaging.…

Health care worker training at scale: reflections from COVID-19

Mobile-optimized, case-based online courses keep health care workers up to date more effectively.…

“Voices” of long COVID stress the urgency of COVID-19 vaccination

Awareness campaign spotlights COVID long-haulers to increase vaccine uptake.…

Getting shots into arms: A vaccine equity strategy in North Carolina

A community-focused approach to vaccination in underserved census tracts.…

Providing fast, flexible funds to shorten time to respond to disease threats in Nigeria

Time to respond to outbreaks following detection fell from six days to two.…

Strengthening investments in Nigeria’s epidemic preparedness

Funding for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control increased by 100% from 2019 to 2021.…

Expanding quality-assured COVID-19 testing capacity across Africa

COVID-19 testing initiative emphasized both quality and quantity.…

Improving the ability to test for yellow fever: a low-cost, country-led intervention in Nigeria

Time to confirm samples fell from one month to one day.…

Doorstep medicine delivery for high-risk patients in India during COVID-19 lockdowns

Community health care workers went door-to-door delivering vital medicine.…

Real-time data to inform decision-making about maintaining health services in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic

Officials gathered data to assess the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on tuberculosis and HIV services.…

How real-time adaptations to medical supply chains improved Nigeria’s COVID-19 response

Practical solutions to complex inventory challenges posed by COVID-19.…

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

Training people on the pandemic’s frontlines to safely deliver care.…

Senegal makes the case for investing in epidemic preparedness and response

Preparing for outbreaks before they arise prevents both human and economic devastation.…

Leveraging legal advancements to slow COVID-19 in Togo

The Togolese government slowed the spread of COVID-19 through their strong legal foundation.…

Utiliser les progrès juridiques pour ralentir la COVID-19 au Togo

Le gouvernement togolais a ralenti la propagation du COVID-19 grâce à sa base juridique solide.…

Addressing COVID-19 in Brazil with consistent communication

This communications campaign gives local leaders clear, reliable material.…

Empowering medical staff to prevent and control COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

Health workers trained to prevent infections are better able to protect patients.…

COVID-Free Tomorrow campaign catalyzes action in Ukraine

A compelling communication campaign to convey the risk of COVID-19 was critical in Ukraine.…

The Gambia: modernizing laws to enable public health action

Effective COVID-19 response means having not only necessary equipment but also laws.…

Beyond COVID-19: Nigeria’s efforts to balance the pandemic response

Nigeria's experience responding to outbreaks prepared them for COVID-19 response.…

Fighting COVID-19 on the airwaves and in the markets: coordinated campaigns for protective behaviors

Community engagement is a cornerstone of successful risk communication.…

Training the trainers: securing the foundation of an effective COVID-19 response in Liberia

Last Mile Health Liberia has supported critical training for health care workers for COVID.…

Mauritania: getting eyes on the virus

A group of 85 medical students was rapidly trained to investigate the scope of COVID-19.…

During a Pandemic, Addressing Another Leading Killer: Hypertension

COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of society, but innovative solutions help NCD patients.…

Democratic Republic of Congo: addressing complex health challenges through preparation and training

DRC faced enormous health care challenges well before the onset of COVID-19.…

Haiti serves critical COVID-19 information with a side of entertainment

Visitors to Haiti’s marketplaces have been picking up more than just what’s on their list.…

Preparation is the key: Ghana takes on COVID-19

Ghana has emerged as a leader on the African continent, quickly marshalling its resources.…

A drive for better health: how Riders for Health Liberia uses motorcycle transportation to save lives and prevent disease outbreaks

Born out of the Ebola crises, Riders for Health provides sample transportation in Liberia.…

Novel water sanitation program saves lives in Zimbabwe

Community Health Clubs were created by Harare residents to provide clean and safe water.…

Rwanda readies its systems for potential Ebola outbreak

Teams of healthcare professionals from 15 different hospitals gathered together hurriedly.…

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) works to provide an all-inclusive response to health threats

A norovirus outbreak sparked the creation of a monitoring, early alert & response system.…

Scaling up Ebola preparedness: Tanzania trains frontline health care workers

Tanzania proactively prepares for Ebola.…

New partnerships with the private sector will strengthen NCDC’s ability to protect Nigerians

Partnerships are critical to public health institutes.…

Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control demonstrates outbreak control capacity

Africa's largest country responds to dozens of life-threatening outbreaks each year.…

Four years later: how Ebola created a public health cadre in Sierra Leone

A new cadre of public health staff in Sierra Leone are committed to saving lives.…

Impact of Ebola remains in Guinea long after outbreak ends

A non-profit now helps Ebola survivors cope with the permanent effects of their illness.…

Tanzania’s lessons learned: how assessments help them prepare for health threats

Health leaders in Tanzania share lessons learned from their Joint External Evaluation.…