Our President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden released a statement encouraging countries to demonstrate their commitment to ending preventable deaths from high blood pressure by adopting and implementing WHO’s new “ Guideline for the pharmacological treatment of hypertension in adults ”.
The latest in-depth science review from our Prevent Epidemics team considers the evidence on additional COVID-19 vaccines for people with certain immunocompromising conditions. An additional dose of mRNA vaccine has been shown to boost antibody responses in some of this population and may provide better protection from the virus.
As our President and CEO Dr Tom Frieden writes in the Wall Street Journal, Covid cases are up dramatically, but simple protective measures can still control the disease if we deploy them flexibly. In the long run, Covid may help us to recognize that many deadly and expensive health threats are optional. We can choose to adopt programs and policies that can relegate to history many of the infections and conditions that today drive up health care costs and drive down productivity and life expectancy.
Resolve to Save Lives awarded grants to Advocacy Center ‘LIFE’, Nepal Heart Foundation, and Village Health Action for trans fat elimination advocacy projects in Ukraine, Nepal and Burundi. The new grantees will support life-saving policies by collaborating with ministries of health, offering technical guidance, and leading public awareness campaigns.
The COVID-19 pandemic rattled supply chains across the world. When the virus hit Nigeria, the country lacked many lifesaving health supplies to combat the virus. Working with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, our team worked to make the country’s supply chain system adaptable and resilient enough to handle the pandemic.
The latest in-depth science review from our Prevent Epidemics team discusses the hidden toll the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on the mental health of public health workers across the world. It also identifies strategies to prevent or reduce these harms—both on the public health workforce and on health care workers.
Quezon City became the first city in the Philippines to offer only food options that are low in salt and free from trans fats in its public institutions, departments and offices. Resolve grantee ImagineLaw successfully advocated for the food procurement policy, which establishes nutritional standards for foods served and sold in public settings.
While the cost of COVID-19 in the United States could top $16 trillion before we’re able to get it under control, funding for the American Jobs Plan may be cut from $30 to $5 billion. In The Hill, we discuss the need for a $3.5 trillion infrastructure package that will prevent the next pandemic and fill gaps in public health programs.
On July 20, best practice regulations eliminating trans fat went into effect in the Philippines. Our president and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden released a statement on growing global momentum for trans fat elimination and how this important policy step will save money, promote health equity and build regulatory systems that can improve food safety.
The latest in-depth science review from our Prevent Epidemics team makes the case for reopening K-12 schools for in-person learning provided they use a series of layered mitigation strategies to keep students and staff safe.
7-1-7: an organizing principle, target, and accountability metric to make the world safer from pandemics
In a new publication in The Lancet, our team has outlined a novel global 7-1-7 target: identify the outbreak within 7 days of emergence, report to public health officials within 1 day, and effectively respond within 7. We are at a now-or-never moment to improve global readiness against the next disease threat.
Our team in India analysed the antihypertensive drug market in the country over 2016-18 and developed national and state-level fact sheets that provide key insights on unmet need for blood pressure treatment. to support strengthening of the hypertension control program in the country.
In partnership with Surgo Ventures, we outlined four steps to help U.S. public health officials and local leaders them equitably increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage in their communities.
Leaders from Norway, Uganda, PAHO and representatives from USAID and the International Federation of Red Cross joined us in a virtual event to discuss the need for increased investments in pandemic preparedness and better governance. You can watch the full event here.
Resolve's Nigeria Country Representative Dr. Emmanuel Agogo published an OpEd in PUNCH highlighting the urgency of addressing high blood pressure in Nigeria. Task-sharing, a strategy that shifts tasks from doctors to nurses, can help alleviate a high burden of blood pressure management on physicians and get more patients the care they need
In Ghana, health care workers and patients were exposed to and contracting COVID-19 due to lack of protective equipment. Our team facilitated trainings for health care workers on how to deliver services during COVID-19 and distributed PPE including gowns, gloves, masks and hand sanitizer to 186 facilities.
Some COVID-19 survivors have experienced new, returning or ongoing health problems that persist long after the acute illness. Symptoms range from fatigue, to brain fog, to shortness of breath. It is critical we increase vaccination to reduce those who get infected with the virus, and prevent lasting health problems due to COVID-19.
At the second Global Health Conference of Bo’ao Forum for Asia in China, Dr. Tom Frieden presented a keynote discussing how primary health care is the most needed, and the most neglected aspect of global health systems. Panelists from WHO China and Thailand spoke of population health resilience and cases of strengthening primary health care systems.