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.
WHO Endorses Simpler Drug Treatment for Blood Pressure
The World Health Organization approved an application from Resolve to Save Lives and partners to include 4 fixed-dose combinations of medicines for high blood pressure on the newest update to the Essential Medicines List. We co-authored a letter to The Lancet calling for countries to make these life-saving drugs available to patients. Read the article.
100 Joint External Evaluations Completed
We celebrated the completion of 100 Joint External Evaluations (JEEs) the gold standard in assessing how prepared countries are to find, stop and prevent epidemics. Epidemic preparedness experts explain why this is an important landmark.
Risk Communications for Epidemic Prevention
Our Prevent Epidemics team supported a WHO Risk Communication and Community Engagement Capacity Strengthening workshop with representatives from 6 countries in Abuja, Nigeria.
Training of Trainers in Ethiopia
With support from WHO and the Federal Ministry of Health, our Ethiopia team led a training of trainers on hypertension prevention and control in Addis Ababa
Advancing Trans Fat Elimination in the Eastern Mediterranean
We teamed up with WHO and WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region to help governments in the Eastern Mediterranean identify trans fat elimination policy options that work for their national contexts and identify next steps for action
Global Health Security 2019 Conference in Sydney
Our Prevent Epidemics team highlighted the critical role of politics and social constructs in causing—and preventing—epidemics at the Global Health Security 2019 conference in Sydney, Australia.
How to Save 100 Million Lives Through Improved Heart Health
A new study in the journal Circulation reports nearly 100 million lives could be saved by increasing the number of people around the world treated for high blood pressure, reducing salt intake and eliminating trans fat from the global food supply.
The Not-Flashy, Essential Part of Outbreak Preparedness and Response
When an outbreak hits, how do we immediately get the Ministry of Health, an animal health specialist, a communications expert and a laboratory sample transporter on the same page? Senior Vice President Amanda McClelland argues that program management is the key to epidemic preparedness in Global Health Now.
There’s a limited window to make America safer from epidemics
President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden joined Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg in calling on the World Bank to dedicate $1 billion per year over three years to epidemic preparedness.