Timeline

US marks 200,000 deaths from COVID-19

“Every one of the 200,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 is a tragedy, and most of these deaths did not have to happen. The future is in our hands," said Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives. Read the full statement here.

New Study: Hypertension Management Cost-Effective in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

A comprehensive review from Resolve to Save Lives and partnersomprehensive review from Resolve to Save Lives and partners, published in BMJ Global Health, found that most hypertension interventions are cost-effective in low- and middle-income settings.

New Special Section in Journal of Clinical Hypertension Authored by Investigators from Low- and Middle-Income Countries Fills Gap in Cardiovascular Health Research

Authors from eight low- and middle-income countries published articles evaluating our cardiovascular disease prevention initiatives after participating in a mentorship program with experts from the U.S. CDC, the Lancet Commission on Hypertension Group, Resolve to Save Lives, and the World Hypertension League.

Priority Actions to Advance Population Sodium Reduction

In a review published in Nutrients, we identified seven priority interventions to reduce salt intake and save lives: front-of-pack labeling, packaged food reformulation targets, regulating food marketing to children, taxes on high sodium foods, food procurement policies for public institutions, mass media campaigns and population uptake of low-sodium salt.

Viet Nam Debuts First National Salt Reduction Mass Media Campaign

Our partners in Viet Nam launched a 30-second public service announcement as part of a national campaign to cut salt and reduce heart disease.

#WearAMask

Our team joined the #WearAMask challenge for World Mask Week.

Modernizing Laws to Enable Public Health Action in Gambia

Our partners strengthened the legal framework in the Gambia to allow the country to respond more effectively to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies.

Beyond COVID-19: Nigeria’s Efforts to Balance the Pandemic Response

In Nigeria, our partners are working to protect health care workers and keep essential health services running during the pandemic.

Fighting COVID-19 on the Airwaves and in the Markets: Coordinated Campaigns for Protective Behaviors

Our partners in Chad, Togo, Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso produced radio spots and videos that encourage mask wearing, hand-washing and physical distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

New Grantees in Four Countries Will Save Lives by Improving Diets

Our newest grantees in Nepal, the Philippines, Togo and Uganda will support policies to make healthy choices easier by keeping junk food out of schools and other publicly-owned facilities.

Training the Trainers to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission in Liberia

Our partner Last Mile Health trained and empowered frontline health workers to safely identify and treat COVID-19 patients, and help control the spread of the virus.

​Most of United States Not Reporting Essential COVID-19 Data

We identified 15 essential indicators for monitoring COVID-19, and found important gaps in availability of data in the United States.

Getting Eyes on Coronavirus in Mauritania

In Mauritania, medical students trained in public health practices by our partners are a key part of the country's epidemiologic surveillance system.

During a Pandemic, Addressing Another Leading Killer

COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of society, including the health care services that hypertension patients depend on to manage their condition. Learn more about how Resolve to Save Lives and partners are adapting to keep up care for hypertension and other chronic diseases.

Health and Education Experts Weigh in on How Schools Can Maximize Health and Safety as They Look to Reopen

Bipartisan former U.S. Secretaries of Education Margaret Spellings and Arne Duncan and Philadelphia Schools Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr. joined us at a live press event to urge Americans to work together and support our children so schools can open more safely in the Fall. Our FAQs for teachers and parents available here.

Addressing Complex Challenges Through Training and Preparation in DRC

In partnership with the Alliance for International Medical Action and the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we've supported COVID-19 trainings for health care workers in over 30 facilities across the country.

Serving COVID-19 Information with a Side of Entertainment

In Haiti, our partners Village Santé and Fokal used a popular radio soap opera.to debunk COVID-19 myths and share tips for preventing spread of the virus.

Protecting Health Care Workers

In a new paper in Health Security, we identify practical steps countries can take to protect health workers, curb COVID-19 and prepare for future epidemics.

Preparation is the Key: Ghana Takes on COVID-19

Our Prevent Epidemics site highlights how Ghana has emerged as a leader on the African continent, quickly marshalling its resources to ramp up testing, support healthcare workers, and provide support and economic relief to communities most in-need.