Indonesia can improve health by eliminating harmful trans fat

New data on trans fat content in Indonesia’s food supply show that almost 10 percent of foods tested exceeded the WHO-recommended threshold for trans fat, some food groups by as much as 25 percent. Trans fat increases risk of heart attack and stroke, but can be easily replaced with healthier oils without changing taste or recipes. In […]

Salt reduction event at 77th World Health Assembly

At this year’s 77th World Health Assembly, Resolve to Save Lives and NCD Alliance cohosted an in-person side event, as part of our collaboration with WHO, about the importance of focusing on salt reduction within comprehensive food policies. Representatives from Cameroon, Singapore, Thailand and Colombia shared how their countries have prioritized policies that reduce salt […]

2024 World Hypertension League Organizational Excellence Award

The RTSL team, along with our partners at MoHFW INDIA, ICMRDELHI and WHO, received the 2024 WHL Organizational Excellence Award in Population Global Hypertension Control for the successful implementation of HEARTS in India. Congratulations to all involved in this collaborative effort that is actively improving heart health and saving lives.

Introducing Resolve to Save Lives India

Resolve to Save Lives is now registered in India allowing for more efficient program support. Located in New Delhi, the India office looks forward to continued progress in hypertension management, trans fat elimination and sodium reduction.

The Simple app manages more than 4 million patients—and health workers love it

The digital team at Resolve to Save Lives helped to build the Simple app, which now treats more than 4 million patients in 4 countries. This new article describes the process of using the Simple app to help manage patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure and diabetes as part of the India Hypertension Control Initiative […]

WHO’s 2nd Edition Sodium Benchmark’s report

Just ahead of salt awareness week, WHO released its second edition of the global sodium benchmarks, “Global sodium benchmarks for different food categories“, detailing efforts to reduce global sodium intake by 30% by 2025. The report release was supported by a webinar that highlighted lessons learned from the first report, current progress on global salt […]

NIH webinar highlights five years of promoting heart health at RTSL

The Cardiovascular Health initiative at Resolve to Save Lives participated in a presentation for the U.S. National Institute of Health’s HERO series. The webinar discussed the progress made over the last five years to improve heart health in low- and middle-income countries and served as an opportunity to showcase RTSL’s global health equity research.

On-demand mobile training with health workers in Nigeria

Health care workers play a critical role in improving the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure. A new pilot study published in BMC Health Services Research evaluates a self-paced, case-based, mobile-optimized online training to diagnose and manage hypertension among health workers in Nigeria. On-demand mobile digital hypertension training effectively increases knowledge of hypertension management. […]

Salt reduction progress and lessons learned from Thailand

Sodium reduction is not only life-saving, it also saves costs. In a new article for The Lancet Regional Health – Southeast Asia, we join the Thai Low Salt Network and others to detail recent accomplishments and lessons learned advocating for the nationwide reduction of salt intake throughout Thailand.