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.
Statement on the US inauguration
Read the statement from José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies and Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, on the inauguration of U.S. President Biden and Vice President Harris.
Protecting Health Care Workers: A Need for Urgent Action
Resolve to Save Lives and partners launched a new report detailing the persistent problem of high rates of infection and death among health care workers, the cost of these failures, and recommendations on how to move forward.
Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet
In partnership with the World Health Organization, we developed a guide on implementing nutritional standards to make healthy food choices the default option in public settings such as schools, government work places and child care centers.
Artisans on the Front Lines: PPE Production in Kenya
Shining Hope for Communities, a Kenya-based non profit that works with local artisans, is producing masks for Kenyan frontline health care workers learning to effectively identify and care for COVID-19 cases.
How to Handle the Covid-19 Vaccine Breakthrough the Right Way
Our President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden identified questions that will be key to successfully navigating COVID-19 vaccine roll out for the Wall Street Journal.
WHO announces first-ever certificate program for trans fat elimination
Nigeria Hypertension Control Initiative launched in two states
With the support of Resolve to Save Lives Technical Officer Dr. Kufor Osi and Nigeria Country Representative Dr. Emmanuel Agogo, the Nigeria Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI) launched its first pilot programs in Ogun and Kano states last week.
Despite Improvement, Most Essential COVID-19 Data Still Not Available for U.S. States
We released their second comprehensive review of COVID-19 information available to the public at the state level, mapping states’ progress toward reporting key COVID-19 indicators and providing actionable steps for improvement.
Disruption to essential health services in Africa during COVID-19
In a special report, the Partnership for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 examined the effect of the virus on access to essential health services.
The Double Threat of COVID-19 in Africa
Our President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden and Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. John N. Nkengasong wrote an OpEd Dr. John N. Nkengasong wrote an OpEd highlighting the results of the most recent PERC report.
Why we need to eliminate artificial trans fat from the world’s food supply to save lives
"Meeting WHO’s ambitious goal of a world free of artificial trans fat by 2023...won’t be easy, especially given the ongoing global focus on the pandemic. But the time is right," writes Resolve to Save Lives President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden in Devex.
Six Steps for Scaling Up Effective Hypertension Management
On World Hypertension Day, we launched a step-by-step guide for with tools and resources for hypertension control program managers.
More than 3 billion people protected from harmful trans fat in their food
The second annual progress report for the REPLACE initiative highlights global progress toward the elimination of artificial trans fat. Watch the launch event here.
Secondary impacts of COVID-19 in Africa
The Partnership for Evidence-Based COVID-19 Response (PERC) released a second regional report highlighting the use of data in decision-making for COVID-19 responses in Africa.