Here’s the stereotype of how global health programs are developed: Experts in wood-paneled rooms in Washington, DC or Geneva determine the priorities, the interventions and the money required. Then they tell countries what their problems are and how to fix them. Here’s the goal: Representatives from national governments and local and civil society organizations…

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GHC Updated FY20 Appropriations Chart Be sure to check out GHC’s  appropriations breakdown to learn more about the funding levels for specific global health accounts. Our U.S. Appropriations Funding Chart, broken down by budget line can be found here.  NTDs Legislation Passes as Part of FY20 Appropriations H.R. 3460: The End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act,…

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On December 20, Congress approved a $1.4 trillion spending package which President Trump signed into law –  avoiding a shutdown of the federal government and funding the government through September 30, 2020. There were several wins for global health, including: Global health programs at the Department of State and USAID received a 2.9% increase. 6.7% increase…

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Congressional Update Resolution Introduced in Support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Congress recently passed resolutions in both the House (H.Res. 517) and the Senate (S.Res. 318) declaring the body’s support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Senator Risch and Representative Engel led the efforts in both…

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For the past four years (officially; but, technically, many more before that), Global Health Council has hosted an annual convening of key stakeholders to wrestle with the most pressing issues facing our community. At this year’s Global Health Landscape Symposium, held on December 6, there was an increased sense of urgency as we pursue new…

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  Today we commemorate Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. UHC is a nation’s promise to its people that health is a fundamental right. In September, the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC took place during the United Nations General Assembly. For the first time, leaders adopted a high-level United Nations Political Declaration on UHC, the most…

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Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Agreement Reached On November 21, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan Continuing Resolution (CR) that keeps the government open through December 20. This stopgap bill funds programs at 2019 levels and temporarily extends several authorities including $20 million to be made available for Ebola preparedness and response activities. Both House…

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    For the past decade, funding budgets for global health have flatlined in the U.S. and around the world. At the same time, political and public enthusiasm for our work arguably has been waning as other issues compete for mindshare. All of this was true even before the 2016 U.S. elections, the outcomes of…

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Senate Foreign Relations Hearing on Nomination of Alma Golden for Assistant Administrator for Global Health On October 31, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing on Alma Golden’s nomination to be Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). While committee attendance at the hearing was low, Senators…

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