A Tribute to Chris Thomas

On December 5, the global health community lost a dear friend, Chris Thomas. Chris worked for nearly two decades as a global health champion at USAID, serving as the lead communications officer for the Office of Infectious Disease, the President’s Malaria Initiative, the GH liaison within Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) as well as filling numerous other…

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Advocacy Update ~ December 21, 2018

Updates from the Lame Duck Session FY 2019 Appropriations Congress is running out of time to keep the government open beyond today, when the current continuing resolution (CR) expires. The major sticking point in passing the remaining seven appropriations bills, including State and Foreign Operations, continues to be funding for the administration’s proposed border wall.…

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Connecting the Dots of Courageous Conversations at GHLS18

By Adeola Akinremi The conversations in the room at this year’s Global Health Landscape Symposium (GHLS18) suggest one thing: there’s courage and commitment to push the agenda for the inclusion of health for all and financial protection, despite growing obstacles and challenges. On November 30, 2018, Global Health Council (GHC) brought together policy and program…

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IMA World Health Builds on Successes Against Burkitt’s Lymphoma in Tanzania

This blog post was written by Emily Esworthy, Communications Officer at IMA World Health, as part of GHC’s Member Spotlight Series. IMA’s mission is to build healthier communities by collaborating with key partners to serve vulnerable people. IMA World Health is a 2018 Global Health Council member. Selemani Hamij is a quiet and thoughtful 4-year-old boy who…

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Advocacy Update ~ October 22, 2018

This blog post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy, and Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate at Global Health Council. Appropriations Update Congress is in recess until after the midterm elections in November. During the lame duck session, Congress will continue work on the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations bills, including State and Foreign…

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International lead poisoning prevention Week of action

SPREAD THE WORD TO RAISE AWARENESS This week, October 21 – 27, 2018, is International Lead Poisoning Awareness Week. Lead poisoning is preventable, yet the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has estimated that, based on 2016 data, lead exposure accounted for 540 000 deaths and 13.9 million years lost to disability and death due…

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Looking Toward the Future: Innovation for Global Health Impact

This blog post was written by Emily Kiser, Program Manager, Triangle Global Health Consortium. The Triangle Global Health Consortium is a non-profit member organization representing institutions and individuals from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, the international health development NGO community, the faith community, and academia.  The Consortium’s mission is to establish North Carolina as an international center…

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Global Health Roundup~10/10/2018

Lookout for GHC members at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR 2018)!  Between October 8 and 12, several GHC members, including Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Management Sciences for Health, IntraHealth International, IMA World Health, Medtronic Foundation, and John Snow Inc., will host booths and side events at the largest research conference in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Our members are getting…

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Advocacy Update ~ October 9, 2018

This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate, and Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy. Appropriations Update Determined to get the appropriations process back on track this year, Congress passed and the President signed five of the 12 appropriations bills before the end of the Fiscal Year (FY) on September 30. On September…

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#UNGA73: Making the UN Relevant to all People

This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate at Global Health Council. This year marked the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). UNGA73 focused on making the UN relevant to all people through shared responsibilities for peaceful and equitable global leadership. In conjunction, the third high-level meeting (HLM) on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)…

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