Nepal Bans Trans Fat

STATEMENT FROM DR. RENU GARG, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH AT RESOLVE TO SAVE LIVES 16 February 2024 (NEW YORK, USA)—“Congratulations to Nepal for issuing legislation that limits the amount of trans fat in food, which will save 2,200 lives each year. The new legislation, adopted with support from the World Health Organization’s South-East […]

WHO celebrates progress against toxic trans fat

For the first time, WHO awarded validation certificates to five countries that have best practice trans fat elimination policies in place, supported by adequate monitoring and enforcement systems. Congratulations to Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, Saudi Arabia and Thailand for their groundbreaking work helping to rid the world of this invisible killer.

Healthier meals in schools throughout Karnataka, India

Healthier school meals in Karnataka India

In partnership with Resolve to Save Lives, Vision for Social Development piloted a program in Karnataka, India in November 2021 that successfully reduced the amount of salt added to school meals provided under the PM POSHAN Scheme (previously ‘Mid-day Meal’ Scheme ). The successful program will now be expanded statewide, giving children across Karnataka access […]

Lessons and action for a trans fat free Africa

Lessons and action for a trans fat free Africa panel speakers

In partnership with Africa CDC and the WHO Regional Office for Africa, we cohosted an official Conference for Public Health in Africa side event on trans fat elimination.  Featuring speakers from Cameroon, South Africa, Botswana, and Tanzania, ‘Lessons and action for a trans fat free Africa’ highlighted promising support for trans fat elimination policies, including […]

Sri Lanka Bans Trans Fat

Statement from Dr. Renu Garg, Senior Vice President of Cardiovascular Health at Resolve to Save Lives 26 May 2023 (NEW YORK, USA)—“By passing a best-practice policy banning industrially produced trans fat from its food supply, Sri Lanka joins neighbors India and Bangladesh and 51  other countries in the global World Health Organization REPLACE Initiative to […]

Nigeria Builds Momentum for a Trans Fat-Free Africa

Statement from Dr. Renu Garg, Senior Vice President of Cardiovascular Health at Resolve to Save Lives 10 May 2023 (NEW YORK, USA)—“We congratulate Nigeria on the passage of its new best practice trans fat elimination policy, which will save approximately 1,200 lives per year. As the most populous country in Africa, Nigeria has set a […]

Indonesia commits to heart health, starting at primary care

The Association of Indonesia Local Health Offices (ADINKES) announced a new partnership with RTSL to prevent millions of premature deaths by improving high blood treatment at the primary care level and eliminate industrially-produced trans fat from the food supply chain.