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Global Health Council Commends the Confirmation of Ambassador Mark Green to Lead USAID

Washington, DC (August 4, 2017) – Global Health Council (GHC) welcomes the confirmation of Ambassador Mark Green to serve as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Yesterday, the Senate unanimously approved Ambassador Green’s nomination.

“Ambassador Green brings years of experience and a deep understanding of the critical role the United States has in development and humanitarian responses,” said Loyce Pace, GHC President and Executive Director. “His leadership is needed at an agency currently facing budget cuts and discussing how to maximize efficiencies and effectiveness across its programs.”

As USAID Administrator, Ambassador Green will be charged with overseeing legacy initiatives such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President’s Malaria Initiative, and U.S. commitments to end preventable child and maternal deaths and achieving an AIDS-free generation.  In addition, USAID plays a critical role improving systems and societies worldwide that can withstand the threat and effects of emerging health priorities.

“GHC looks forward to working with Ambassador Green in targeting several milestones across development, particularly in the area of global health,” said Pace.

About Global Health Council
Established in 1972, Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. GHC represents the collaborative voice of the community on key issues; we convene stakeholders around key priorities and actively engage with decision makers to influence global health policy. Learn more at www.globalhealth.org. Follow GHC on Twitter or “Like” us on Facebook for more information.

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TFGH17: Finding Connections And Solutions For The Changing Face Of Global Health

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — On March 1, 2017, Global Health Council (GHC), in partnership with the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, hosted the fourth annual The Future of Global Health Unconference (TFGH17) at the Hamilton Live in Washington, DC. This year, TFGH17 drew its largest gathering yet – more than 400 emerging and established global health professionals came together to connect with industry veterans and technical specialists from across the field.

In this current context, with critical cuts for global health funding and programs looming, the event provided an opportunity to discuss the challenges, solutions, and skills needed to advance progress in a range of global health issues and successfully navigate the shifting field. Mentors and participants agreed that the unconference was a great place to forge new connections while learning about pressing issues and challenges in the field.

“I was attracted to TFGH because I wanted to get insights on different issue areas. I love that the conversation hubs are led by highly experienced facilitators who bring a world of knowledge to the room,” said participant George Ndongai from the University of Maryland.

“… I think networking is very critical to our work as global health professionals. There are a lot of opportunities for collaboration and support that we can tap into when we connect with each other,” explained participant Eric Mensah from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Global health practitioners led a series of 20 conversation hubs in their areas of expertise, engaging their groups in dynamic discussions on pressing topics in global health policy, including the gender-equality path to health, youth-led development, and leadership change in global health. Distinguished leaders included Temitao Ifafore, USAID Health Workforce Technical Advisor, GHFP-II/Public Health Institute; George Dougherty, Director, Global Health Security, Health Industries Advisory practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Nellie Bristol, Senior Fellow, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Experienced professionals hosted a series of 10-minute mentor sessions, where attendees had the opportunity to connect one-on-one around issues of their choosing. The diverse set of mentors included Jeff Meer, Executive Director, Handicap International; Rebecca Kohler, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development, IntraHealth International; and Dr. Keith Martin, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

GHFP-II held a photo contest for attendees to partake which provided an opportunity for one participant to win two free airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. The winner will be announced on the GHFP-II website and social media platforms by March 15, 2017.

GHC and GHFP-II have partnered to convene global health professionals and stakeholders from across private, non-profit, government, academic, and donor sectors in a combined effort to help change the world. Other key sponsors included IntraHealth International and Global Impact. Photos from the event can be found here. To find similar and upcoming global health events, please visit www.globalhealth.org.

About Global Health Council
Established in 1972, Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. GHC represents the collaborative voice of the community on key issues; we convene stakeholders around key priorities and actively engage with decision makers to influence global health policy. Learn more at www.globalhealth.org.

Follow GHC on Twitter or “Like” us on Facebook.

About the Global Health Fellows Program II
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, led by the Public Health Institute (PHI), helps USAID address its immediate and emerging human capital needs by developing a diverse group of global health professionals to support and sustain the effectiveness of the Agency’s current and future health programs. At different stages of their careers, this cadre of global health talent is motivated, technically excellent, well-supported, representative of the diversity of the American people and committed to contributing to USAID’s success in key global health priority areas. Learn more at www.ghfp.net.

Follow GHFP II and connect with our Global Health Fellows on TwitterLinkedIn, or “Like” us on Facebook.

Media Contacts
Ann Wheatley, Vice President
Global Impact – Secretariat for the Global Health Council
(703) 717-5224
ann.wheatley@charity.org

Angelina Gordon, Director, Communications, Outreach and Diversity
Global Health Fellows Program II
(202) 808-3800
agordon@ghfp.net

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TFGH17 PHOTO CONTEST – WIN FREE AIRLINE TICKETS!


ENTER THE PHOTO CONTEST & WIN AIRLINE TICKETS!

To enter, you must attend TFGH17 and share a photo on Twitter or Instagram, tag @GHFPII and use the #TFGH17 hashtag, and provide a short caption about your contribution to the “Next Generation of Global Health Professionals.”

You can submit as many entries as you like, but photos will be judged on originality, strength of caption, and image quality. All entries must be publicly searchable to qualify and be posted by 11:59 PM EST on March 1, 2017.

The top photo entry will win two roundtrip Delta airline tickets anywhere in the continental United States, valid until 2/28/2018.

Rules:

Post your entry to either Twitter or Instagram by 11:59 pm ET on March 1, 2017. Only original photos will be accepted (no retweets or regrams).
Enjoy the cocktail reception at #TFGH17, but be sure to OMIT DRINKS from the photo.
Include a short caption about your contribution to the “Next Generation of Global Health Professionals.”
Include the hashtag #TFGH17 AND tag @GHFPII.

Disclaimer and Rules: Only publicly searchable photos taken during the event, omitting alcohol, using the hashtags and handles mentioned above will be considered. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm on March 1, 2017. GHFP-II will message the photo contest winner via Twitter or Instagram for contact details and next steps by March 15, 2017. You can submit as many entries as you like, but note that photos will be judged on originality, strength of caption content, and image quality. We look forward to seeing your photos!

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2017 GLOBAL HEALTH BRIEFING BOOK LAUNCH: PHOTO GALLERY

On February 15, 2017, GHC launched the Global Health Briefing Book on Capitol Hill.  Global Health Works: Maximizing U.S. Investments for Healthier and Stronger Communities is an online resource for members of U.S. Congress and their staff. This biennial publication provides a comprehensive set of statistics and impact stories illustrating how the United States has been a leader in global health over the past decade. There are 18 briefs in total that address some of the most pressing global health issues, from maternal and child health to global health security. This resource builds the case for global health across multiple priorities and stakeholders. To learn more about the briefing book, read the press release.

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Global Health Council Launches Global Health Briefing Book for U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Global Health Council (GHC) will release its publication Global Health Works: Maximizing U.S. Investments for Healthier and Stronger Communities today at a launch event on Capitol Hill. This biennial publication provides a comprehensive set of statistics and impact stories illustrating how the United States has been a leader in global health over the past decade. There are 18 briefs in total that address some of the most pressing global health issues, from maternal and child health to global health security. This resource builds the case for global health across multiple priorities and stakeholders.

Non-governmental organizations, corporate entities, and academic institutions contributed to consensus recommendations for the U.S. Congress that reflect the greatest gains and opportunities in global health. Global Health Works is a representation of the global health community standing shoulder-to-shoulder in support of continued U.S. investments that focus on our common ground.

“While each individual health priority has its own special story and path, the joint global health narrative is more powerful: Collectively, we are changing lives every day while improving the U.S.’ international role,” stated Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director of GHC.

Rather than identifying “best practices” or choosing between global health priorities or funding streams, GHC and its members and partners recognize the value of thinking and working holistically across organizations and programs to leverage their respective resources and best serve individuals and communities in need worldwide. Global Health Works provides a foundation for understanding the critical need for Congress to maintain support for global health and continue U.S. leadership in international development.

Global Health Works is also accessible online at http://ghbb.globalhealth.org. Individual briefs and stories are available to download and share.

About Global Health Council
Established in 1972, Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. GHC represents the collaborative voice of the community on key issues; we convene stakeholders around key priorities and actively engage with decision makers to influence global health policy. Learn more at www.globalhealth.org.

Follow GHC on Twitter or “Like” us on Facebook.

Media Contact
Elizabeth Kohlway
Communications & Member Engagement Manager
Global Health Council
(703) 717-5251

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