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.
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.
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.
"Meeting WHO’s ambitious goal of a world free of artificial trans fat by 2023...won’t be easy, especially given the ongoing global focus on the pandemic. But the time is right," writes Resolve to Save Lives President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden in Devex.
On World Hypertension Day, we launched a step-by-step guide for with tools and resources for hypertension control program managers.
The second annual progress report for the REPLACE initiative highlights global progress toward the elimination of artificial trans fat. Watch the launch event here.
The Partnership for Evidence-Based COVID-19 Response (PERC) released a second regional report highlighting the use of data in decision-making for COVID-19 responses in Africa.
A comprehensive review from Resolve to Save Lives and partnersomprehensive review from Resolve to Save Lives and partners, published in BMJ Global Health, found that most hypertension interventions are cost-effective in low- and middle-income settings.
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.
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.
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.
In Nigeria, our partners are working to protect health care workers and keep essential health services running during the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.