Resolve to Save Lives
More investment and technical support is needed to reduce the burden of CVD and related, preventable deaths. Similarly, investment and technical assistance can improve the capacity of countries to prevent, identify, and respond effectively to infectious disease outbreaks and prevent them from becoming epidemics.
Resolve will accelerate and scale up the implementation of proven tools and strategies to identify and close deadly gaps in public health and save millions of lives. A team of global health experts will work with governments and civil society in low- and middle-income countries to support the adoption of evidence-based strategies that will deliver life-saving changes in health policies and systems. The initiative will also strengthen tracking and accountability systems to guide and accelerate progress. Resolve will work with and support key partners including the World Health Organization, the CDC Foundation, World Bank, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The five-year, $225 million Resolve initiative has been funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It is led by Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and housed at Vital Strategies, which works in 60 countries with the vision of a world where every person is protected by a strong public health system.
They’re resolved to make the world healthier and safer by preventing 100 million deaths from cardiovascular disease and they’re resolved to prevent epidemics.
- Increase global control of blood pressure from 14% to 50%
- Reduce global dietary sodium intake by 30%
- Eliminate artificial trans-fats 0%
- Develop Tracking Systems
- Train "Disease Detectives"
- Support Labs
- Develop Rapid Response Teams