Our Prevent Epidemics team kicked off a 12-month certified training program for mid-level program managers working in emergency preparedness in Rwanda.
Resolve to Save Lives welcomed our cardiovascular health partners and representatives from 9 of the countries in which we work to NYC. We shared learnings from our first year and focused on strengthening our ability to effectively support rapid country progress.
The Turkish Restaurant and Patisserie Federation agreed to reduce salt in restaurant and bakery food items, potentially making food healthier in 130,000 restaurants across the country.
We visited three NCD clinics in Phitsanulok province with our Thai government colleagues and representatives from WHO Thailand.
Health screening site set up at a point of entry in Uganda as part of their Ebola preparedness effort. Our Prevent Epidemics team deployed to Uganda to support their preparedness efforts.
We participated in the 4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices in India, highlighting the enormous burden of disease from untreated hypertension and the need for availability of better devices for detecting high blood pressure.
The NCD Alliance hosted a trans fat event at the World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health in Dubai. The key message at the event was that trans fat can be completely replaced without changing cost or taste of food.
Nigeria launched its National Action Plan for Health Security, a five-year roadmap for coordinating and implementing systems to find, stop and prevent health threats.
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Our China team signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shandong Provincial Health Commission to begin work on sodium reduction and hypertension control projects.
Global health experts attended the WHO High-level Conference for Public Health Emergencies, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban Areas in Lyon, France. A statement on preparedness (PDF) for public health emergencies was produced by the close of the meeting.
We joined experts from WHO and the Ethiopian government for a workshop to kick off Ethiopia's salt reduction program.
1918 marks the 100th anniversary of the deadliest flu pandemic on record. Our Amanda McClelland shared lessons learned from major epidemics over the years and current preparedness efforts at a National Academies of Science event.
A group of global health experts meet in Nairobi, Kenya, to attend a World Health Organization regional workshop on epidemic preparedness.