Our mission is to save lives.

Our team of global health experts works with governments to help them implement evidence-based strategies that allow their people to lead the healthiest lives possible.

Vital Strategies is a global public health organization that tackles the world’s most pressing health challenges by strengthening public health systems through scalable solutions.

Resolve To Save Lives is housed within Vital Strategies and led by Dr. Tom Frieden, former U.S Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are determined to prevent millions of deaths from cardiovascular disease and epidemics.

Prevent Epidemics is a project of Resolve To Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies. We are helping the world prevent the next disease outbreak by catalyzing country action to find, stop and prevent new disease threats, with a current focus on COVID-19.

Our Leadership Team.

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Dr Tom Frieden Bio

President and CEO
NYC, US

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Amanda McClelland Bio

Senior Vice President of Prevent Epidemics
NYC, US

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Dr. Cyrus Shahpar Bio

Director of Prevent Epidemics
Alameda, US

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Erin Sykes

VP
Georgia, U.S

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Dr Emmanuel Agogo

Country Director
Abuja, Nigeria

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Christopher Lee

Director of Global Preparedness and Response Team
San Francisco, U.S

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Jobin Abraham

Director of Learning and Capacity Development
NYC, U.S

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Karen Luk

Director of Product
San Francisco, U.S

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Dawit Bisrat

Country Director
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Stephanie Mayfield

Director of the United States COVID Response
NYC, U.S

Our funders.

In March 2020, we received new funding to support the COVID-19 response. Bloomberg Philanthropies is partnering with us to help lower-income countries and cities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We provide catalytic grants to help countries “Step Up” and be prepared for the next epidemic. We work with global partners to increase the amount of funds available to support countries’ preparedness efforts.