First-of-its kind PSA launches in India
India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority launched a new campaign to support the removal of trans fat from the food supply: “Heart Attack Rewind.”
“The Perfect Storm” for the next epidemic
Cyrus Shahpar spoke on the panel, “Challenges in Outbreaks and Steps to Keep the World Safe” at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting.
Tanzania prepares for Ebola
Tanzania has been gearing up to combat the Ebola virus, starting with its health care workers. Read the story on Prevent Epidemics.org.
From data to action
Our Prevent Epidemics team met with colleagues from the Global Health Advocacy Incubator to prototype the second phase of PreventEpidemics.org. The update is focused on moving from data to action.
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.