Program Profile: Prevent Epidemics
Prevent Epidemics is one of our newest programs. In Nigeria and Senegal, we are building support for investments in epidemic preparedness as part of the Resolve to Save Lives initiative.
This is an urgent issue. Why? A severe pandemic could kill 80 million people, and nearly 5 billion live in countries which haven’t yet finished assessing their preparedness for pandemics, much less made adequate preparations.
What are we doing? We work with local partners to:
- Create and demonstrate demand for epidemic preparedness funding.
- Educate and engage political decision makers about the importance of epidemic preparedness funding.
- Develop political strategies to address bottlenecks affecting the allocation and spending of epidemic preparedness funds.
So far, this approach has led to increased public funding in both countries where we work.
For more information, read our full program profile (PDF), and view all our programs in this interactive map.
Advocacy for Domestic Resource Mobilization for Health
Public health success requires appropriate budgets that reflect countries’ own political priorities, such as funding a national child drowning prevention initi…
Using the Power of Health Taxes to Prevent Non-Communicable Diseases
More than eight million people die each year from smoking and approximately 184,000 deaths per year can be attributed to sugary drink consumption worldwide. St…
Hypertension Control Initiative in Bangladesh
Abdul Mannan Chowdhury, a 59-year-old local trader of Sylhet district of Bangladesh, was diagnosed with hypertension a few years ago. But it was only 18 months…