Controlling Hypertension: A Pathfinder for Universal Health Coverage
LINKS hosted a live discussion on how hypertension care can pave the way for Universal Health Coverage
Fixed-dose combinations for hypertension
80 million people could have their blood pressure controlled if they switch to fixed-dose combination pills. Read more in this Lancet editorial, co-authored by our team members Dr. Tom Frieden and Dr. Marc Jaffe.
African Field Epidemiology Network
We met with representatives of the African Field Epidemiology Network: they are a non-profit alliance dedicated to helping Ministries of Health in Africa build strong, effective, sustainable programs.
In July, WHO Viet Nam and Resolve to Save Lives met with local clinicians to support the launch of Viet Nam’s hypertension control efforts.
Progress in Viet Nam
Viet Nam committed to improve blood pressure control rates and reduce salt intake during a launch workshop in Ha Noi on July 17. The Ministry of Health, WHO and our team will work together to select hypertension treatment protocols and establish ways to evaluate their impact. Read more...
"Simple" app piloted in Punjab
The Resolve to Save Lives tech team ran our first real-world pilot of the Simple Android application, which aims to help healthcare workers to longitudinally track their hypertensive patients.
We launched PreventEpidemics.org, an interactive website which spotlights gaps in epidemic preparedness and highlights actions that countries, donors, activists and organizations can take to fill them.
2018 World Health Assembly
At the 2018 World Health Assembly, Dr. Tom Frieden participated in a discussion on “Reducing Sugar, Salt and Fat to Prevent NCDs.”
Make the world trans fat free by 2023
The Lancet published "REPLACE a roadmap to make the world trans fat free by 2023" written by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Dr. Tom Frieden
NAPHS in Nigeria
Dr. Chris Lee traveled to Nigeria to support the government's development of their National Action Plan for Health Security.