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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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ACTION Media Training on Immunization: Call for Applications

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION GUIDE The ACTION global health advocacy partnership will host a 4-day public speaking and media skills training for child survival advocates in December 10–14, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The training will develop a group of champions that can effectively advocate on the importance of Gavi and GPEI transition and engage at key moments…

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Advocacy Update ~ September 24, 2018

This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate, and Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy. Appropriations Update FY 2019 and the end of the fiscal year In the last few days of the fiscal year (FY), which ends on September 30, Congress is working to pass remaining FY 2019 spending bills packaged as “minibuses”…

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2018 World Population Data

Population Reference Bureau (PRB)’s World Population Data Sheet (WPDS) has been produced annually since 1962 to provide the latest data on key population, health, and environment indicators for the world, major regions, and more than 200 countries and territories. WPDS is a widely-used reference tool for educators, policymakers, advocates, journalists, and others worldwide. The WPDS features…

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U.S. State Department: Making the global local

The U.S. State Department benefits the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting their economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming the country’s exceptional role in the world. This resource from the U.S. State Department represents just some of the direct impacts State Department programs have in American communities, bringing their global impact closer to…

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NCD Advocacy Resources for Youth by Youth

As a follow-up to the Call to Action: Youth, NCDs, & 2018, NCD Child is sharing 2 new resources developed by youth advocates to help promote the inclusion of young people in policy-making and policy targets.  Over the past 6 months, young advocates have continued to be vocal about the need for policy makers, civil society, and others to walk the…

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Reaching Mothers and Children Throughout the Journey to Self Reliance

Global Health Council and leading organizations of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Roundtable organized an educational program and reception that highlighted USAID’s forthcoming progress report on maternal and child survival – known as the 2018 Acting on the Call Report.  The event featured distinguished speakers from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and…

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NCDs: We Have Had ENOUGH. Have You? – A Global Public Health Campaign

DOWNLOAD THE TOOLKIT ENOUGH is an NCD Alliance-led campaign calling for the right to a healthy life free from preventable suffering, disability and death from noncommunicable diseases for everyone, everywhere. Death and illness caused by NCDs bring suffering and heartache to millions of people worldwide every year – those who live with the diseases, as…

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#ScaleforSuccess Campaign by USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)

#SCALEFORSUCCESS DIGITAL TOOLKIT The #ScaleForSuccess campaign is to recognize the importance of expanding proven interventions in order to prevent child and maternal deaths and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). When we find a new health practice or know something existing (but underutilized) works to improve health, it’s imperative that we work as a global community to…

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Return on Innovation: Learn how global health R&D delivers for your state

ACCESS THE ONLINE TOOL On May 1, Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) launched a new analysis and online tool examining the benefits of global health research and development (R&D) to each state. As Congressional policymakers work on the FY2019 budget amidst the backdrop of the Administration’s proposed cuts to global health and medical research, this…

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