By: Marissa Chmiola, Senior Communications Lead, Global Health Technologies Coalition With support from the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) global health Grand Challenges for Development program led by the Center for Innovation and Impact, innovators from across the globe have been designing and scaling up affordable solutions to the world’s most significant global health challenges,…

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Washington, DC (July 28, 2020) – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread globally, the urgent need for greater surveillance, equipment, personnel, testing, and laboratory capacity to save lives and contain the spread of the virus continues to grow. Global health programs haven’t received the funding they need in emergency bills so far. Now is…

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If you are anything like me, you alternately feel like time stopped in March (“How is it summertime? Didn’t we just celebrate New Year’s?”) or that you have aged a decade in the span of six months (“Is it really still 2020?”). It seems like we’ve lived a lifetime in a matter of weeks and…

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Congressional News House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Last week, the House passed H.R. 7608, a minibus consisting of four fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills: State-Foreign Operations (SFOPs); Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA; Interior-Environment; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. A full summary of the bill is available here. The bill provides $65.87 billion in funding, an…

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Community Health in the Time of COVID-19: Reducing Preventable Deaths By Jennifer Hyman, Director of Communications, Living Goods Figuring out how to continue delivering essential reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services in the face of COVID-19 is an urgent priority, given the dire potential for preventable deaths among these groups to well exceed…

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WHO Advocacy On July 6, the United States Government moved forward with the termination of its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). Please access our WHO Advocacy Page for the most up-to-date information about the global health community’s efforts to support the work of the WHO and urging the Trump Administration to reconsider the…

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Global Health Council released the following statement in response to the recent news that the Trump Administration has begun the process to officially terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization. Washington, D.C. (July 7, 2020) – Global Health Council opposes the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO).…

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International News UK DFID & FCO Merger Recently, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) would merge into a new department, the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office to be led by the Foreign Secretary. You can find additional information about what this merger…

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