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.

New lives saved calculator models the impact of cardiovascular health interventions

On World Hypertension Day, we launched a new tool with the University of Washington to help policymakers, advocates and health experts visualize how millions more lives can be saved when countries adopt evidence-based hypertension prevention and treatment policies. The new tool models the number of lives that could be saved by the year 2040 when […]

Sri Lanka Ministry of Health announces new hypertension management program

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health announced a new program to improve access and affordability of health services to address high blood pressure and heart disease. The program will use a patient-centered model of care and will also address high sodium consumption – a risk factor that increases the chance of high blood pressure and heart […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

From training health workers in Liberia to addressing hypertension in India, women are working to create a healthier, more equal world. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate their achievements.

Nigeria Hypertension Control Initiative launched in two states

With the support of Resolve to Save Lives Technical Officer Dr. Kufor Osi and Nigeria Country Representative Dr. Emmanuel Agogo, the Nigeria Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI) launched its first pilot programs in Ogun and Kano states last week.

Priority Actions to Advance Population Sodium Reduction

In a review published in Nutrients, we identified seven priority interventions to reduce salt intake and save lives: front-of-pack labeling, packaged food reformulation targets, regulating food marketing to children, taxes on high sodium foods, food procurement policies for public institutions, mass media campaigns and population uptake of low-sodium salt.

During a Pandemic, Addressing Another Leading Killer

COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of society, including the health care services that hypertension patients depend on to manage their condition. Learn more about how Resolve to Save Lives and partners are adapting to keep up care for hypertension and other chronic diseases.

The Story of the Simple app in India

In the year since the Simple app first launched, health workers like Bupinderjeet have used it to manage the blood pressure of more than 130,000 patients in almost 400 in clinics Punjab and Maharashtra. Learn more about Bupinderjeet’s story in this video.

Expanding Blood Pressure Care in India

The Indian Council for Medical Research, World Health Organization and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare announced the nationwide expansion of the India Hypertension Control Initiative, which will treat a projected 150,000,000 patients for high blood pressure in the next four years. Read more.

WHO Endorses Simpler Drug Treatment for Blood Pressure

The World Health Organization approved an application from Resolve to Save Lives and partners to include 4 fixed-dose combinations of medicines for high blood pressure on the newest update to the Essential Medicines List. We co-authored a letter to The Lancet calling for countries to make these life-saving drugs available to patients. Read the article.

Training of Trainers in Ethiopia

With support from WHO and the Federal Ministry of Health, our Ethiopia team led a training of trainers on hypertension prevention and control in Addis Ababa

Shandong Hypertension Management Initiative

Our partners kicked off the Shandong Hypertension Management Initiative, a three year program to improve blood pressure control rates in Shandong, a province in eastern China.