Resolve to Save Lives
©Resolve to Save Lives

Resolve to Save Lives

Our goals are to save 100 million lives from cardiovascular disease and to prevent epidemics.

Everyone knows someone who has died from cardiovascular disease. Heart attacks and strokes are so common that they seem like just a regular part of modern life. But it doesn't have to be that way. Proven, affordable, scalable solutions exist that would save 100 million lives in the next 30 years.

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About Resolve to Save Lives

We are a global public health initiative with one mission: save lives. Resolve to Save Lives helps governments and civil society implement scalable, proven strategies.

We are determined to prevent millions of deaths from cardiovascular disease and epidemics, with a focus on accelerating action through speed, simplicity, and scale in low- and middle-income countries. Resolve to Save Lives is an initiative of the global public health organisation Vital Strategies.

We received $225 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gates Philanthropy Partners, which is funded with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation.

Tackling cardiovascular disease

We work closely with partners, governments and civil society to help countries improve the heart health of their people. We work directly with countries, or through our partners, to fund and develop customised cardiovascular disease prevention programs based on the most recent evidence-based practices. We focus on three areas to reduce deaths cardiovascular disease:

  • high blood pressure control
  • salt reduction
  • trans fat elimination.

LINKS Community

Resolve to Save Lives also supports LINKS, an online community and resource center for people working to improve cardiovascular health across the globe. LINKS membership is free and provides access to leading experts in global cardiovascular health, the latest tools and resources, and LINKS members are eligible to apply on behalf of government, non-governmental organizations, or the private sector for one-time, catalytic grants to improve cardiovascular health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).


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