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Fostering consensus among the global health community to address cross-cutting issues and objectives

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Advocacy Updates

GHC serves as a communicator and convener around important issues related global health. As part of its advocacy work, GHC provides updates on the annual appropriations process, legislation pending in Congress, U.S. government policies, as well as updates related to global health in other forums. 

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Improving WHO Engagement with Civil Society

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has continued his promise to work with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) by initiating the creation of a Task Team to identify opportunities for improving WHO-CSO engagement. This Task Team, chaired by the United Nations Foundation and RESULTS, is currently collecting input from the broader civil society community regarding WHO’s engagement with civil society. Please share your comments through this brief survey by Friday, March 16. 

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Commits to Helping Reduce the Burden of Pediatric Tuberculosis in Low Resource Settings 

Ahead of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day (March 24), GHC member Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and the Lesotho Ministry of Health launched the Catalyzing Pediatric Tuberculosis Innovation (CaP TB) project. This is a four-year project which aims to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by pediatric TB in nine Sub-Saharan African countries and India. This unique access project will build on existing networks built for pediatric HIV-testing and will leverage partnerships with regional ministries of health for maximum impact. This year’s World TB Day theme is “Wanted: Leaders for a TB Free World. We can make history. End TB.” You can get a headstart in raising awareness about TB by using  WHO’s campaign materials.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Announces Five Novel Grand Challenge Calls

On March 6,  the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a call for innovative ideas in five challenges spanning the following areas: malnutrition and food accessibility; disease surveillance technologies for crops in low income countries; innovations in immunization data management systems; data analysis and modeling approaches to create cost-effective solutions for maternal and child health improvement; and research on sources of Campylobacter infections and its transmission dynamics to understand its growing threat among children in vulnerable communities. The first three challenges are being sponsored by the Grand Challenges Explorations program, the fourth and fifth are sponsored by Grand Challenges Explorations-Brazil and the original Grand Challenges Program respectively. Learn more about the challenges.

The Time is Now: Global Health Reports, Fact Sheets, and Advocacy Materials Present Pivotal Evidence on Gender Equality and Economic Empowerment

On International Women’s Day (March 8), the world celebrated strong and passionate women across the world. The global health community got involved by releasing advocacy materials to promote gender equality among global health leadership, health workers, and advocates. Some highlights include: the World Health Organization’s new Women in Health interview series (the series emphasized the need for bringing more women into leadership roles); the launch of the first Global Health 50/50 Report (the report highlighted the “real” progress made in gender equality among global health organizations, including NGOs, private sector companies, and government agencies), and GHC member Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC)’s  fact sheet (this advocacy resource stated that investing in the health workforce in low and middle-income countries as well as shaping policies to remove obstacles for working women can pave the way for greater empowerment and economic growth). View global development and gender equality milestones from GHC members using the social media hashtags #IWD2018, #TimeIsNow, and #PressForProgress.

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Addressing Non-communicable Diseases Globally: The Power of Integration
March 21
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST
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  • American Heart Association
  • AOA
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Alboum
  • Intl HIV Alliance
  • APHA
  • BWC
  • Cardno
  • CFHi
  • Chemonics
  • CUGH
  • CSIS
  • intl Food Information
  • FSG
  • Global Impact
  • ima
  • imc
  • intrahealth
  • iwhc
  • jhp
  • jsi
  • Henry Kaiser
  • msh
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Path
  • Pathfinder
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Population Action
  • Results
  • Rabin Martin
  • Save the Children
  • intl TB Alliance
  • WGHA
  • Realizing GH
  • World Vision
  • Eli Lilly Foundation
  • Medtronic
  • Nestle SA
  • PRB
  • University of Utah
  • US Pharmacopeia
  • Miraglo
  • American International Health Alliance
  • American Thoracic Society
  • GE Fdn
  • Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC)
  • WaterAid
  • pwc
  • InterAction
  • CORE Group
  • Friends of the Global Fight
  • American Cancer Society Action Network
  • Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon
  • White Ribbon Alliance
  • Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
  • Advancing Synergy
  • RTI
  • ICEC
  • IFPA
  • IDSA
  • Living Goods