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Timeline

Simple gets an open source brand

Our open source BP monitoring app, Simple, got a new brand thanks to the input of open source designers from all over the world. Read about it...

Tanzania prepares for Ebola

Tanzania has been gearing up to combat the Ebola virus, starting with its health care workers. Read the story on Prevent Epidemics.org.

Global discussion on trans fat surveillance standards

We worked with the WHO and CDC at a two-day trans fat surveillance expert consultation. Participants reviewed and reached consensus on global trans fat surveillance standards.

Supporting health security improvements in Liberia

We met with representatives from the National Public Health Institute of Liberia to discuss ways to accelerate progress on health security.

From data to action

Our Prevent Epidemics team met with colleagues from the Global Health Advocacy Incubator to prototype the second phase of PreventEpidemics.org. The update is focused on moving from data to action.

Improving blood pressure control in China

Our team visited Fuwai Hospital Beijing and met with clinicians to discuss hypertension treatment and control.

Dr. Tom Frieden on Access to NCD Treatment and Care

During a side event at the UN General Assembly, Dr. Tom Frieden discusses the importance of political will, technical excellence and accessible health systems in blood pressure control.

Controlling Hypertension: A Pathfinder for Universal Health Coverage

LINKS hosted a live discussion on how hypertension care can pave the way for Universal Health Coverage

Fixed-dose combinations for hypertension

80 million people could have their blood pressure controlled if they switch to fixed-dose combination pills. Read more in this Lancet editorial, co-authored by our team members Dr. Tom Frieden and Dr. Marc Jaffe.

ICEID conference in Atlanta

The world’s leading infectious disease experts and country health officials gathered in Atlanta for the ICEID conference. Attendants were able to learn more about their country’s preparedness for the next epidemic through custom demos of PreventEpidemics.org

Dr Marc Jaffe co-authored an article in JAMA

Dr. Marc Jaffe co-authored an editorial for the Journal of the American Medical Association, stressing the importance of fixed-dose combination therapy for the control of blood pressure on a global scale.

African Field Epidemiology Network

We met with representatives of the African Field Epidemiology Network: they are a non-profit alliance dedicated to helping Ministries of Health in Africa build strong, effective, sustainable programs.

Viet Nam

In July, WHO Viet Nam and Resolve to Save Lives met with local clinicians to support the launch of Viet Nam’s hypertension control efforts.

Progress in Viet Nam

Viet Nam committed to improve blood pressure control rates and reduce salt intake during a launch workshop in Ha Noi on July 17. The Ministry of Health, WHO and our team will work together to select hypertension treatment protocols and establish ways to evaluate their impact. Read more...

July 2 - 6, 2018

"Simple" app piloted in Punjab

The Resolve to Save Lives tech team ran our first real-world pilot of the Simple Android application, which aims to help healthcare workers to longitudinally track their hypertensive patients.

PreventEpidemics.org

We launched PreventEpidemics.org, an interactive website which spotlights gaps in epidemic preparedness and highlights actions that countries, donors, activists and organizations can take to fill them.

Hypertension work in China

Dr. Marc Jaffe traveled to China to meet with partners at the World Bank and others, and to advance the hypertension prevention work. In this photo Dr. Jaffe is having his blood pressure measured by Professor Liu Lisheng of the Beijing Lisheng Health Foundation.

2018 World Health Assembly

At the 2018 World Health Assembly, Dr. Tom Frieden participated in a discussion on “Reducing Sugar, Salt and Fat to Prevent NCDs.”

Make the world trans fat free by 2023

The Lancet published "REPLACE a roadmap to make the world trans fat free by 2023" written by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Dr. Tom Frieden