Timeline

Nigeria Hypertension Control Initiative launched in two states

With the support of Resolve to Save Lives Technical Officer Dr. Kufor Osi and Nigeria Country Representative Dr. Emmanuel Agogo, the Nigeria Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI) launched its first pilot programs in Ogun and Kano states last week.

Despite Improvement, Most Essential COVID-19 Data Still Not Available for U.S. States

We released their second comprehensive review of COVID-19 information available to the public at the state level, mapping states’ progress toward reporting key COVID-19 indicators and providing actionable steps for improvement.

Disruption to essential health services in Africa during COVID-19

In a special report, the Partnership for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 examined the effect of the virus on access to essential health services.

More than 3 billion people protected from harmful trans fat in their food

The second annual progress report for the REPLACE initiative highlights global progress toward the elimination of artificial trans fat. Watch the launch event here.

US marks 200,000 deaths from COVID-19

“Every one of the 200,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 is a tragedy, and most of these deaths did not have to happen. The future is in our hands," said Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives. Read the full statement here.

New Special Section in Journal of Clinical Hypertension Authored by Investigators from Low- and Middle-Income Countries Fills Gap in Cardiovascular Health Research

Authors from eight low- and middle-income countries published articles evaluating our cardiovascular disease prevention initiatives after participating in a mentorship program with experts from the U.S. CDC, the Lancet Commission on Hypertension Group, Resolve to Save Lives, and the World Hypertension League.

Priority Actions to Advance Population Sodium Reduction

In a review published in Nutrients, we identified seven priority interventions to reduce salt intake and save lives: front-of-pack labeling, packaged food reformulation targets, regulating food marketing to children, taxes on high sodium foods, food procurement policies for public institutions, mass media campaigns and population uptake of low-sodium salt.

Viet Nam Debuts First National Salt Reduction Mass Media Campaign

Our partners in Viet Nam launched a 30-second public service announcement as part of a national campaign to cut salt and reduce heart disease.

#WearAMask

Our team joined the #WearAMask challenge for World Mask Week.

Modernizing Laws to Enable Public Health Action in Gambia

Our partners strengthened the legal framework in the Gambia to allow the country to respond more effectively to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies.

Fighting COVID-19 on the Airwaves and in the Markets: Coordinated Campaigns for Protective Behaviors

Our partners in Chad, Togo, Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso produced radio spots and videos that encourage mask wearing, hand-washing and physical distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

New Grantees in Four Countries Will Save Lives by Improving Diets

Our newest grantees in Nepal, the Philippines, Togo and Uganda will support policies to make healthy choices easier by keeping junk food out of schools and other publicly-owned facilities.

Training the Trainers to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission in Liberia

Our partner Last Mile Health trained and empowered frontline health workers to safely identify and treat COVID-19 patients, and help control the spread of the virus.

 
 

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