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Advocacy Update ~ November 12, 2019

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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Patient Champion Spotlight: Phumlani Kango

During the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, 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 week’s events, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on UNGA. Hear from our…

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Advocacy Update ~ October 28, 2019

Still No Deal on FY 2020 Appropriations The House and the Senate continued discussions last week on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bills, hoping to reach a compromise on topline (302(b)) allocations for each of the individual spending bills. Unfortunately, there appears to be no end in sight. Meanwhile last week, the Senate did…

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Advocacy Update ~ October 15, 2019

FY 2020 Appropriations Congress returns from a two week recess today and is expected to ramp up work on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bills in hopes of finalizing them before the Continuing Resolution (CR) expires on November 21. GHC Co-Hosts Congressional Staff at CDC GHC, along with GHC members American Society for Tropical…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Abdi Hussien

  During the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, 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 week’s events, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on UNGA. Hear from…

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Turning the Tables Against the Status Quo at UNGA

  Policy is often created in a vacuum, by lawmakers who are far removed from the people affected by the issues on the ground. When it comes to the design and implementation of universal health coverage (UHC), it is essential that patients have a say in the policies and programs that will greatly affect them.…

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Advocacy Update ~ September 30, 2019

United Nations Held High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage On September 23, the United Nations hosted a high-level meeting (HLM) focused on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The HLM was an opportunity to accelerate countries’ actions towards achieving UHC, which is seen as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. After months of negotiations over the…

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Member Spotlight: Living Goods

Not Slowing Down: Community Health Worker Harriet Mutaawe At age 59, Harriet Mutaawe isn’t slowing down.  For most of her life, Harriet has fought for her village to receive better health services. In 2008, Harriet earned her community health worker (CHW) certificate after completing training at Rubaga Hospital in Uganda. Shortly after, her neighbors in Nakitokolo…

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Advocacy Update ~ September 16, 2019

Senate Starts Work on FY 2020 Spending Bills Congress returned to Capitol Hill last week with an eye towards finishing up Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Appropriations. With the House having passed most of the spending bills earlier this year, attention was focused on the Senate. On last week’s schedule was a markup of the Labor,…

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