It Takes Resolve

Former CDC chief Tom Frieden launched Resolve, a $225 million global health initiative to fight cardiovascular disease and epidemics yesterday. Housed by Vital Strategies in New York, the initiative—funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—aims to save more than 100 million lives over 30 years.

Resolve focuses on 2 issues Frieden sees at a tipping point. Progress on cardiovascular disease has stalled because “there is virtually no money going into this space,” he said. “Globally, very few countries are reducing sodium or trans fat or treating high blood pressure effectively.” And on health security, “most countries are still not prepared and there is limited progress in closing the gaps that have been identified,” he said.

Source: The Washington Post

Related: Former CDC director Tom Frieden to launch new global health initiative – STAT

Related: Frieden’s Next Act: Heart Disease and Preparing for New Epidemics – The New York Times

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