Timeline

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.

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

We supported the launch of WHO’s first-ever certification program for countries that have enacted best policies for eliminating trans fat in their countries.


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.

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.

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.