More than 18 million people die each year from heart attacks and strokes

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Resolve to Save Lives works to end preventable death from cardiovascular disease. Few global health organizations work in cardiovascular health, and fewer still work across both prevention and treatment.

There is a tremendous amount of work to be done—with limited political attention and scarce funding. Heart health hasn’t yet benefitted from the focused global action that has led to big improvements in infectious disease control.

We focus on proven, high impact interventions:





Together, these three strategies can save 100 million lives globally by 2050.

How we work

Resolve to Save Lives provides technical assistance and targeted investment to governments, civil society and technical partners to help countries improve the heart health of their people.

We work with global and local partners to develop cardiovascular disease prevention programs based on current evidence-based practices that address the needs of the population and the health system. Our global partners include the World Health Organization, John’s Hopkins University, the Global Health Advocacy Incubator, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pan American Health Organization.

Most deaths from cardiovascular disease are in low- and middle-income countries–so that’s where we focus our attention.

Tools to take action

Explore our resource libraries for Hypertension Control, Sodium Reduction and Trans Fat Elimination.


Cardiovascular Health

Trans Fat Elimination