About Us

Established in 1972, Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. The organization is the collaborative voice of the global health community on global health issues; it convenes stakeholders around key global health priorities and actively engages key decision makers to influence health policy. Currently, Global Impact serves as the Secretariat for GHC.

Mission

To use the power of the collective voice to improve global health and wellbeing through informed investments and policies

Vision

A world where health and wellbeing for all is ensured through equitable, inclusive and sustainable investments, policies, and services

Principles

GHC leverages the power of collaboration and collective action to monitor, inform, and accelerate global health engagement and investment by governments, multilateral agencies, and the global health community

Moreover, Global Health Council:
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  • Provides a fact-based platform for a shared voice on cross-cutting global health issues.
  • Promotes and catalyzes an inclusive community of diverse people and organizations.
  • Challenges the status quo, connects visionaries and implementers, and calls for action with global and local impact.
  • Champions results-oriented, measureable, person-centered solutions that drive sustainable health equity with funder and implementer accountability.
  • Promotes collaborative action reflecting our commitment to human development through better health worldwide.

Goals:

1.) Advocate with the broader community in U.S. and multilateral forums for sound, strong global health policies and resources

2.) Organize and mobilize stakeholders across issues, sectors, and geographic regions to champion broad support for global health programs

3.) Intensify and channel enthusiasm for global health to improve health and wellbeing worldwide

GHC achieves its goals by focusing on our members, who are at the core of what we do and whom we serve. GHC members represent a wide-range of the global health community: NGOs, faith-based organizations, philanthropic organizations, academia, the private sector, and all other global health advocates – who collectively work in over 150 countries and focus across the span of global health from research through delivery and evaluation.

PHOTO CREDITS: A community volunteer teaches children the appropriate way to wash their hands at a healthy lifestyle summer camp in the Palestinian Territories. © 2012 Bassam Almohor/Chemonics International, Courtesy of Photoshare