Call for healthy food procurement proposals!
Resolve to Save Lives and Vital Strategies are looking to partner with city, state/provincial, or national governments to develop, implement, and evaluate healthy food public procurement policies. More information here.
The good, the bad, and the ugly in global health in 2019
2019 saw both big advances and big setbacks for global health, President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden writes. Can 2020 mark the start of the healthiest decade ever?
Pass less salt and when you pass it, make it potassium salt
Would allowing salts in which some sodium has been replaced with potassium to be called “potassium salts” increase uptake in the US? President and CEO Dr. Thomas Frieden argues that it would, urging the FDA to change labelling regulations to make these heart-healthier salts more appealing to consumers.
Brazil passes best practice trans fat limits
The world’s fifth largest country announced regulations limiting the amount of artificial trans fat in the Brazilian food supply. Implementation will begin on July 1, 2021 and will culminate in a complete ban of partially hydrogenated oils effective January 1, 2023, in line with WHO’s target for global trans fat elimination. With support from our partner GHAI, the Brazilian Association of Nutrition (Asbran) built a strong coalition of advocates, engaged political decision-makers, and leveraged media to create a sense of urgency around the need for trans fat elimination.
Leveraging World Bank Funding for Epidemic Preparedness
We worked with leaders from the ministries of health, agriculture, environment, and finance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at a project management bootcamp, aligning priorities to step up epidemic preparedness and leverage funds from the World Bank's $150M REDISSE IV program.
PreventEpidemics.org Launches in French
We launched a French-language version of PreventEpidemics.org, expanding the site’s audience to include Francophone journalists, advocates, and decision-makers.
The Story of the Simple app in India
In the year since the Simple app first launched, health workers like Bupinderjeet have used it to manage the blood pressure of more than 130,000 patients in almost 400 in clinics Punjab and Maharashtra. Learn more about Bupinderjeet’s story in this video.
Community Outreach to Reduce Salt
In Shandong and Anhui Provinces, China, community engagement activities supporting the Love with Less Salt media campaign help reinforce the message that too much salt has harmful consequences.
Lessons from Expanding Global Blood Pressure Control
We published an article in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension on what we've learned from our first two years of work to expand treatment of high blood pressure around the world.
First-of-its-kind Salt Reduction Campaign Launches in China
“Love with Less Salt,” the first public service announcement to dramatically depict the dangers of the high salt diet common in China, debuted on Chinese state television and in Anhui and Shandong provinces. Watch the video
Protecting the world from infectious disease threats: now or never
We published an editorial in The BMJ arguing for the urgency of filling the emergency preparedness gaps diagnosed by the Joint External Evaluation.
Expanding Blood Pressure Care in India
The Indian Council for Medical Research, World Health Organization and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare announced the nationwide expansion of the India Hypertension Control Initiative, which will treat a projected 150,000,000 patients for high blood pressure in the next four years. Read more.