We joined American Heart Association, NCD Alliance, and World Heart Federation to call on 41 of major food, fat, and oil industry players to commit to trans fat elimination by 2023.
2019 saw both big advances and big setbacks for global health, President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden writes. Can 2020 mark the start of the healthiest decade ever?
Would allowing salts in which some sodium has been replaced with potassium to be called “potassium salts” increase uptake in the US? President and CEO Dr. Thomas Frieden argues that it would, urging the FDA to change labelling regulations to make these heart-healthier salts more appealing to consumers.
The world’s fifth largest country announced regulations limiting the amount of artificial trans fat in the Brazilian food supply. Implementation will begin on July 1, 2021 and will culminate in a complete ban of partially hydrogenated oils effective January 1, 2023, in line with WHO’s target for global trans fat elimination. With support from our partner GHAI, the Brazilian Association of Nutrition (Asbran) built a strong coalition of advocates, engaged political decision-makers, and leveraged media to create a sense of urgency around the need for trans fat elimination.
We’re developing a report featuring case studies from around the world that showcase how strong epidemic preparedness stopped outbreaks in 2019. Have a case we should feature? Submit a short summary here by December 20th, or learn more here.
We worked with leaders from the ministries of health, agriculture, environment, and finance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at a project management bootcamp, aligning priorities to step up epidemic preparedness and leverage funds from the World Bank's $150M REDISSE IV program.
We supported Centers for Disease Control with a scientific writing workshop for early-career professionals engaged in research on cardiovascular health.
We published an article in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension on what we've learned from our first two years of work to expand treatment of high blood pressure around the world.
“Love with Less Salt,” the first public service announcement to dramatically depict the dangers of the high salt diet common in China, debuted on Chinese state television and in Anhui and Shandong provinces. Watch the video
We published an editorial in The BMJ arguing for the urgency of filling the emergency preparedness gaps diagnosed by the Joint External Evaluation.
Liberia became one of the first countries in the world to undergo a midterm Joint External Evaluation, measuring progress made in epidemic preparedness since their first assessment in 2016.
The government of Uganda launched its first National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) with the support of the Infectious Disease Institute
We formalized our partnership with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to continue supporting efforts including National Action Plan for Health Security implementation and lab network strengthening.
In partnership with the World Health Organization, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health launched the first National Multi-sectoral Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.
Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health announced a new program that will bring treatment for high blood pressure to approximately 3 million people.