New $225M initiative aims to reduce global burden of CVD

Thomas R. Frieden, MD, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is launching a global health initiative to address cardiovascular disease and epidemic preparedness.

The initiative, called Resolve and announced Sept. 12 in New York, will use $225 million over five years from Bloomberg Philanthropies ($100 million), the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ($75 million) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ($50 million).

By focusing on sodium reduction, eliminating trans fats and controlling blood pressure, Frieden believes Resolve can save 100 million lives, according to The New York Times.

Read Frieden’s full interview with the Times below: