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.
Meet the Program Management for Epidemic Preparedness (PMEP) class
We're excited to introduce our first class of PMEP trainees — the epidemic preparedness leaders of tomorrow. Learn more about them...
Why it's time for a total ban on trans fat – the 'tobacco of nutrition'
President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden called for action on trans fat elimination from national, regional, global, and food industry leaders in The Telegraph.
World Health Assembly in Geneva
We participated in the 72nd World Health Assembly, where we highlighted the global importance of cardiovascular health and epidemic preparedness and co-hosted the launch of new WHO resources on trans fat elimination, a training for advocates of trans fat bans, and a learning lab on hypertension.
Prioritizing the Contingency Fund for health emergencies in Uganda
At a meeting on improving health security hosted by the Ministry of Health in Uganda, our team agreed to work with other legal stakeholders to prioritize the Contingencies Fund for Emergencies.
Engaging industry on trans fat elimination
Along with NCD Alliance, American Heart Association, and World Heart Federation, we added our voice to the WHO’s call for industry to replace artificial trans fat by directly calling on dozens of major food, fat, and oil industry players to commit to elimination by 2023.