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Let’s End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths Once and For All

At the beginning of the 21st century, several countries vowed to end preventable child and maternal deaths worldwide. To date, those verbal commitments, which were backed by substantial investments, have cut maternal and child deaths worldwide in half. Such a remarkable achievement should be celebrated, but not without acknowledging that we have not yet reached…

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Stakeholders Commit to Improving WASH in Healthcare Facilities at Historic Gathering

Washington, DC (June 19, 2019) – Today, over 100 representatives from non-governmental organizations, academia, faith-based organizations, private institutions, media, and government joined Global Health Council (GHC) and Global Water 2020 at meeting in Washington, DC to make commitments to improve universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities. During the gathering, organizations…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Bruno Carrattini

During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Bruno Carrattini…

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Advocacy Update ~ June 17, 2019

House Debates the First of Several FY 2020 Spending Packages Last Wednesday, the House took up the first of several spending packages to fund federal agencies and programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The first “minibus” is an almost $1 trillion package that includes appropriations for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS); State…

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Resolving A Fundamental Challenge In Global Health

  A healthcare facility without water, sanitation, and hygiene is not a healthcare facility.” – Dr. Maria Neira, World Health Organization Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Assembly Chamber Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Global Water 2020 and Global Health Council invite you to join an historic gathering that will significantly advance healthcare for millions of the world’s…

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NCD Prevention at the World Health Assembly: Are We Speaking the Same Language?

  How should countries address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)? As the burden grows – with 85% of premature NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries – the question continues to receive much-needed attention from governments and the broader public health community. Despite making only a small appearance on the official agenda…

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GHC Returns from a Whirlwind WHA72

“We all have a duty to make sure the decisions we make this week take root in our countries and communities. This week, I ask you to remember the people, from your family and your country, and from every family and every country, who will be affected by the resolutions you pass and the decisions…

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Advocacy Update ~ June 3, 2019

U.S. Appropriations Update House Appropriations Committee Marks Up SFOPs bill In mid-May, the House Appropriations Committee marked up the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs (SFOPs) bill, moving it a step closer to a vote on the House floor. The bill provides $54.6 billion for SFOPs with a breakdown of $48.4 billion in base funding…

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Member Spotlight: PAI

Holding the U.S. Accountable on Global Reproductive Health and Rights Since assuming control of the executive branch, the Trump-Pence administration has consistently worked to undercut the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, both at home and around the world. With the imposition of harmful policies such as Protecting Life in Global…

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