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.

Salt substitutes can help treat high blood pressure

In a new article published in the American Heart Association’s scientific journal Hypertension, we joined international experts in the call to include salt substitutes in the treatment for high blood pressure. Salt substitutes reduce risk for heart attack and stroke while also adding much-needed potassium to the diet.

Dr. Renu Garg, MD MPH

Dr. Garg is a public health specialist with more than three decades of experience supporting implementation of large-scale public health programs in low- and middle-income countries. She joins Resolve to Save Lives after serving as WHO Representative for Thailand and as a WHO Team Leader for Noncommunicable Diseases. In these roles, she oversaw WHO’s programs […]

Dr. Laura Cobb

Prior to joining RTSL, she served as a Senior Technical Advisor for Data Impact at Vital Strategies. In that role, she provided technical assistance to the Ministries of Health of Tanzania and Malawi, and the municipal governments of Shanghai and Mumbai on how to improve their use of data for decision-making. Dr. Cobb received her […]