On May 23 the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 that contains a 26 percent decrease in global health funding at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State, as well as the elimination of development assistance. In addition, cuts were recommended for programs at the Department of Health and Human Services that support global health, global health research and development, and global health security. These cuts will have a significant impact on current global health programs, and will have a devastating effect on the world’s poor as well as ripple effects for Americans. Read the full statement.
In global health, we know benchmarks matter. They’re the difference between whether a child reaches his or her 5th birthday or dies of a vaccine-preventable illness. They signal how a health system would respond to the next pandemic or humanitarian crisis. What gets measured gets done, and saves lives. That’s why Global Health Council has been paying attention these first 100 days of 2017. We looked at what we’ve done to serve our members, and opportunities to make the greatest impact. Here’s where things stand: Read more.
GHC and many of its members and partners will attend the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70) in Geneva, Switzerland at the end of May. GHC will again send a delegation of its members to WHA, provide hotel room blocks, host a special events calendar online, and organize side events throughout the week. View the GHC WHA70 web page for more details regarding GHC at WHA, and how to get involved. You can access GHC’s Special Events calendar to view WHA side-events. Please note that GHC’s delegation is now closed.
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GHC Reflects on its Own First 100 Days
In global health, we know benchmarks matter. They’re the difference between whether a child reaches his or her 5th birthday or dies of a vaccine-preventable illness. That’s why GHC has been paying attention to these first 100 days. Read more.
GHC Hosts Discussion on U.S. Leadership and Engagement at WHA
On April 25, GHC convened various stakeholders for a critical dialogue on the U.S. government’s priorities at the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70). Read more.
A New Malaria Vaccine Implementation Program in Africa
The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will participate in the WHO-coordinated pilot implementation of the RTS,S malaria vaccine. Read more.
Call for Nongovernmental Organizations to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations
The United Nations invites nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to apply for consultative status with its Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) if they wish to be considered by the NGO Committee in 2018. Read more.
Global Resolve to End Neglected Tropical Diseases
The NTD Summit 2017, held between April 19 – 22, drew attention to the unprecedented progress and milestones that have been reached in efforts to control, eliminate, and eradicate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) over the last five years. Read more.
Registration is Now Open for the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference
Women in Global Health (WGH) is a movement of dynamic professionals around the world, of all genders and backgrounds, working within many different areas of global health looking to achieve gender equality in global health leadership. Read more.
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