World Health Assembly GHC and our delegation submitted a statement to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the World Health Assembly (WHA73), which took place on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19, 2020 using video conference technology. The assembly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as items essential for governance business continuity. The…

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Self-care: A Critical Answer to COVID-19 By Sandy Garcon, Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications, PSI Global health experts from around the world are joining the first-ever virtual World Health Assembly (WHA) to discuss one topic – COVID-19. While the topic this year is limited to one virus it will touch on many aspects of the…

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World Health Assembly The Executive Board agreed recently through a written procedure that WHA73 will open on Monday, May 18, 2020 and take place virtually, using video conference technology. EB147 is due to open on Friday, May 22, 2020 and will also take place virtually. The assembly will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and items…

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Healthy food policies and COVID-19: Why we need to take communicable and non-communicable diseases out of their silos to create a more resilient world In early February, the World Health Organization (WHO) held its annual Executive Board meeting to set the agenda for the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA).  At the start of the meeting,…

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Congressional Update: House & Senate passes $484 billion coronavirus deal after stalemate After about two weeks of gridlock, the Senate approved $484 billion in aid last Tuesday, and the House passed the package on Thursday. The agreement provides $380 billion for small businesses, $75 billion for hospitals, and $25 billion for disease testing. Discussions are…

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On April 14, President Trump announced that the U.S. would freeze funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). This decision is politics at its most dangerous. As we face the worst public health disaster in the last 100 years, suspending funding to WHO is like cutting the water supply to a firefighter in a burning…

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Congressional Update: Both chambers of Congress are out of session, but work for the fourth COVID-19 emergency supplemental is well under way. Congressional leadership seems to be moving towards an aid package that is similar to the $2.3 trillion CARES Act that was signed into law late last month.  GHC has been busy coordinating with…

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GHC-led virtual town halls provide a space for community dialogue on our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members and partners discuss how to approach global health advocacy at such a critical moment and the short- and long-term challenges or opportunities. March 31, 2020 Town Hall: Our first discussion focused on how organizations are adjusting…

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