Timeline

March 5 - 20, 2019

Rwanda prepares for Ebola

Rwanda conducted a simulation exercise to prepare for new cases of Ebola entering the country from neighboring DRC. Read what they learned...

New voluntary salt reduction targets in Turkey

The Turkish Restaurant and Patisserie Federation agreed to reduce salt in restaurant and bakery food items, potentially making food healthier in 130,000 restaurants across the country.

Global NCD gathering in Bangkok

Tom Frieden, our President and CEO, delivered the keynote address (slides) at the Prince Mahidol Awards Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

Lessons from the field in Thailand

We visited three NCD clinics in Phitsanulok province with our Thai government colleagues and representatives from WHO Thailand.

Uganda prepares its borders for potential Ebola cases

Health screening site set up at a point of entry in Uganda as part of their Ebola preparedness effort. Our Prevent Epidemics team deployed to Uganda to support their preparedness efforts.

Highlighting the burden of untreated hypertension

We participated in the 4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices in India, highlighting the enormous burden of disease from untreated hypertension and the need for availability of better devices for detecting high blood pressure.

Momentum growing to eliminate trans fat

The NCD Alliance hosted a trans fat event at the World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health in Dubai. The key message at the event was that trans fat can be completely replaced without changing cost or taste of food.

Nigeria launches action plan for health security

Nigeria launched its National Action Plan for Health Security, a five-year roadmap for coordinating and implementing systems to find, stop and prevent health threats.

Caribbean Public Health Agency improves epidemic preparedness

The agency developed an innovative monitoring, early alert and response system to quickly identify emerging diseases. Read the story here...

New partnership with Shandong province

Our China team signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shandong Provincial Health Commission to begin work on sodium reduction and hypertension control projects.

Experts agree on statement of preparedness for public health emergencies

Global health experts attended the WHO High-level Conference for Public Health Emergencies, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban Areas in Lyon, France. A statement on preparedness (PDF) for public health emergencies was produced by the close of the meeting.

Ethiopia launches salt reduction program

We joined experts from WHO and the Ethiopian government for a workshop to kick off Ethiopia's salt reduction program.

First-of-its kind PSA launches in India

India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority launched a new campaign to support the removal of trans fat from the food supply: “Heart Attack Rewind.”

Highlighting lessons from past epidemics

1918 marks the 100th anniversary of the deadliest flu pandemic on record. Our Amanda McClelland shared lessons learned from major epidemics over the years and current preparedness efforts at a National Academies of Science event.

Addressing Epidemic Preparedness at Kenya Workshop

A group of global health experts meet in Nairobi, Kenya, to attend a World Health Organization regional workshop on epidemic preparedness.

“The Perfect Storm” for the next epidemic

Cyrus Shahpar spoke on the panel, “Challenges in Outbreaks and Steps to Keep the World Safe” at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting.

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.