We help our partners maximize their impact through the power of policy change. Expanding from our roots in tobacco control, we’ve brought our advocacy expertise to a variety of public health policies aimed at making the world a safer, healthier place. We know what it takes to plan and implement a successful advocacy campaign. Below are just a few examples where we’ve worked with partners on the ground to enact meaningful change.
Buckle Up Kids to Save Lives in the Philippines
According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children. See how we worked with local partners in the Philippines to enact a mandatory child restraint law to keep kids safe and secure in cars.
Reducing Sugary Drink Consumption in South Africa
Along with a host of local and global partners, we are tackling obesity-related diseases like heart attacks and strokes by reducing sugary drink consumption. Find out how a new tax in South Africa provides a promising policy solution to a growing public health problem.
Maternal and Reproductive Health in Tanzania
A Maternal and Reproductive Health Program initiated by Bloomberg Philanthropies and H&B Agerup helped prevent the deaths of 2,200 mothers in the Kigoma region, one of the riskiest places in the country for women to give birth. The Global Health Advocacy Incubator supported local partners to formally integrate the program into the public health system.
Epidemic Preparedness in Senegal
Senegal has improved its ability to prevent, find and stop disease outbreaks. With support from the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), Senegalese civil society advocates successfully made the case for domestic investments in epidemic preparedness and a funding proposal developed in collaboration with government leaders.
A Victory for Public Health Information Campaigns in Colombia
In 2017, Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled that civil society organizations have the right to share public health information, and consumers have the right to see it. This public health victory followed a legal campaign by civil society against food and beverage industry efforts to influence the media and government to keep the information hidden.
Protecting Heart Health in India
India is in the midst of a public health crisis fueled by an influx of ultra-processed foods and rise of lifestyle diseases. The country approved strict limits on a particularly harmful food component, trans fat, following strategic advocacy by a coalition of partners support by the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI).