Timeline

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.

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.”

Highlighting lessons from past epidemics

1918 marks the 100th anniversary of the deadliest flu pandemic on record. Our Amanda McClelland shared lessons learned from major epidemics over the years and current preparedness efforts at a National Academies of Science event.

Addressing Epidemic Preparedness at Kenya Workshop

A group of global health experts meet in Nairobi, Kenya, to attend a World Health Organization regional workshop on epidemic preparedness.

“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.

Simple gets an open source brand

Our open source BP monitoring app, Simple, got a new brand thanks to the input of open source designers from all over the world. Read about it...

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.

Global discussion on trans fat surveillance standards

We worked with the WHO and CDC at a two-day trans fat surveillance expert consultation. Participants reviewed and reached consensus on global trans fat surveillance standards.

Supporting health security improvements in Liberia

We met with representatives from the National Public Health Institute of Liberia to discuss ways to accelerate progress on health security.

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.

Improving blood pressure control in China

Our team visited Fuwai Hospital Beijing and met with clinicians to discuss hypertension treatment and control.

Dr. Tom Frieden on Access to NCD Treatment and Care

During a side event at the UN General Assembly, Dr. Tom Frieden discusses the importance of political will, technical excellence and accessible health systems in blood pressure control.

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.