Request for Proposals Open – Trans Fat Advocacy Mini Grants
We announced our request for proposals for advocacy activities to accelerate best-practice trans fat elimination policies, including engagement with policy makers and influencers. Proposals are due May 20th. Download the complete Request for Proposals here.
Statement from Dr. Tom Frieden on Global Trans Fat Elimination Progress
On April 1, regulations banning artificial trans fat in food products went into effect in the European Union, bringing the global number of people protected by best practice trans fat elimination policies to 2.9 billion. Our President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden released a statement on the growing momentum for eliminating artificial trans fats and how this important policy step will build resilient, healthy populations.
New Online Course on Global Sodium Reduction Strategies
Johns Hopkins University launched a free online course that connects program managers and policy makers with evidence-based strategies and practical tools to implement salt reduction initiatives, including promotion of low-sodium salt and public procurement policies, in their communities.
Why Even Well Prepared Countries Failed the Pandemic Test
In 2016, the WHO created the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) to assess a country’s level of preparedness in meeting its obligations under the International Health Regulations. Though the United States and the United Kingdom scored highly, neither of these countries have responded successfully to COVID-19. Dr. Tom Frieden speaks on how bad politics can undermine good public health.
India's National Low Salt Cooking Challenge
The Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI), India held a National Low Salt Cooking Challenge, a virtual cooking competition with more than 200 participants from different regions of the country. Each team prepared one complete meal using less salt, without compromising the taste and flavor of the food.
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 disease-related illness.
Salt Awareness Week 2021
For this year’s Salt Awareness Week, we partnered with World Action on Salt, Sugar and Health (WASSH) on a joint webinar highlighting successful salt reduction initiatives from grantee partners in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Morocco.
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.
Leveraging legal advancements to slow COVID-19 in Togo
The Togolese government’s strong legal foundation has aided in slowing the spread of the coronavirus. “People should not have to choose between death by COVID-19 or by hunger,” said President Faure Gnassingbé. Read more about The Republic of Togo’s educational, financial and medical support during the pandemic. educational, financial and medical support during the pandemic.
Now or Never
On February 25, 2020, Resolve to Save Lives predicted that a COVID-19 pandemic was inevitable. In his Annual Letter, President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden writes how simplicity, speed, and scale have defined Resolve to Save Lives’ response to COVID-19 and our fight against cardiovascular disease. Read to learn more about how the world can learn from the lessons of 2020 to build back healthier in 2021 and beyond.
How to Become the Public Health President
Our new Health Affairs article outlines three urgent steps President Joe Biden will need to take to become America’s public health president. First, strengthen the public health systems; second, put more focus into preventative health care; and third, promote healthy behavior by making healthy options more readily accessible, and preventing future diseases.
Mass media campaign on salt reduction launched in Ethiopia
A new mass media campaign targeting high salt consumption and promoting healthy diets launched in Ethiopia, and will be shown on television, heard on radio and seen on social media for the next month. This is the first evidence-based behavior change campaign that Resolve to Save Lives has supported in Ethiopia to reduce high intake of salt through public education and community-based interventions.
Dr. Tom Frieden joins U.S. News Instagram Live to talk COVID-19 Vaccine
Resolve to Save Lives President Dr. Tom Frieden joined U.S. News and World Report Health Editor in an Instagram Live to discuss what you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine and the latest COVID-19 updates. “The more of us that are vaccinated,” Frieden says, “the safer we will be.”
Will We Be Ready for the Next Pandemic?
If the world wasn’t prepared for COVID-19, how can we prepare for the next pandemic? President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, Dr. Tom Frieden, proposes six urgent steps: 1) Set a goal for early warning and response 2) Bolster the capacity of countries to prepare and respond 3) Let global institutions focus on what they do best 4) Get buy-in from wealthier countries and major philanthropies 5) Persuade the world to respond globally and address dangerous gaps. 6) Don’t wait.
Indicators for Tracking US COVID-19 Vaccination
US states need to prepare now to share vaccine-related data to inform decision-making and provide accountability and transparency in vaccine rollout. Our new report proposes six key indicators.
Food Fight: Fighting for Healthier Food is a Life-or-Death Struggle
Poor quality nutrition kills more than 10 million people every year. Governments need to make improving nutrition quality a public health priority by focusing on four changes: 1) Eliminating artificial trans fat, 2) Reducing sodium intake, 3) Increasing potassium intake, and 4) Limiting added sugar. Read more from our Resolve to Save Lives team.
India’s National Low Salt Cooking Challenge
Eat Right India is calling all aspiring chefs and nutritionists to the challenge of creating low salt and tasty home cooked Indian meals. The purpose of the virtual event is to promote a reduction of salt in foods and improve heart health. The submissions are open from Jan. 27 until Feb. 15. Submit your entries today!
New Interactive COVID-19 Tracker and US County-Specific Guidance
In partnership with the New York Times, we developed an expansive nation-wide coronavirus tracker, including county-level risk assessments and tracking pages for more than 3,000 US counties, and assesses the severity of local spread of Covid-19 from the numbers of confirmed cases in each area. The tracker includes county-specific guidance for common activities to help you lower your personal risk of getting Covid-19 as well as to help you protect your community.
African countries show why leadership matters in pandemic response
A 23-Nation Comparative Study of COVID-19 Response shows African countries exemplified a multilateral approach to pandemic response and experienced better outcomes than countries with far more resources.