Timeline

Tracking implementation of Nigeria’s National Action Plan for Health Security

We helped design and implement a free, user-friendly tool to help officials from 13 different organizations within the Nigerian government to coordinate their National Action Plan for Health Security.

Assessing Yellow Fever preparedness in Nigeria

As part of our collaboration with the National Center for Disease Control, laboratory network consultant Celestina Obiekea conducted an assessment of yellow fever diagnosis capacity in laboratories in Nigeria.

Supporting Vietnam’s national hypertension program

Members of our cardiovascular health team visited and gave feedback to health care facilities implementing the national hypertension program in Vietnam.

Salt reduction in Chinese schools

Our nutrition team traveled to China to learn about a healthy canteen initiative in primary and middle schools in Shandong province.

Program Management for Epidemic Preparedness training course begins

Our Prevent Epidemics team kicked off a 12-month certified training program for mid-level program managers working in emergency preparedness in Rwanda.

March 5 - 20, 2019

Africa Health Agenda International Conference

We participated in AHAIC 2019 in Rwanda, where we met with our implementing partners and provided demos of PreventEpidemics.org to conference attendees.

Cardiovascular Health Partner Meeting

Resolve to Save Lives welcomed our cardiovascular health partners and representatives from 9 of the countries in which we work to NYC. We shared learnings from our first year and focused on strengthening our ability to effectively support rapid country progress.

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.