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Member Spotlight: American Heart Association

Our healthcare systems are ailing. Here’s how to make them better Growing life expectancy, while something to be celebrated, also means that a rising number of people are living with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Access to optimal medical treatments often depends on a person’s financial resources, and with healthcare costs skyrocketing and…

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Advocacy Update ~ April 15, 2019

House Votes on Resolution Setting Top Line Spending Amount Spending caps, also known as budget caps, were established in the Budget Control Act of 2011 to limit federal spending and avoid debt. Since then, Congress has voted to lift these spending caps to avoid sequestration, or mandatory cuts to accounts if appropriated funding exceeds the…

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Global Health Security Act Reintroduced in Congress

Washington, DC (April 10, 2019) – Global Health Council welcomes the reintroduction of the Global Health Security Act of 2019 (bill number pending) by U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH). This bipartisan legislation supports the U.S. commitment to elevating global health security and the Global Health Security Agenda, an international partnership that works…

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Scoring Shots for the Global Health Team

  March has been a time filled with much excitement! Yes, although it’s April, March Madness is still upon us. Many brackets were busted, but there are still a few games left to go! Similarly, these past few weeks have been an exciting time for global health. Our members and partners have been pounding the…

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Member Spotlight: WaterAid

Women in the WASH sector: Is Being Invited to the Party Enough? Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. To mark International Women’s Day, WaterAid Ethiopia Country Director Bethlehem Mengistu shares lessons…

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Global Health Council and The Medtronic Foundation Call for Patient Champions

Global Health Council (GHC), in partnership with The Medtronic Foundation, will provide support for up to six Patient Champions interested in speaking on behalf of themselves or their communities at key global health meetings (e.g., World Health Assembly). GHC strongly believes in the meaningful inclusion of underserved patients in global health policy discussions, recognizing that…

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Child Family Health International, Longtime Member of GHC, at the Forefront of Expanding Ethical Global Health Field Experiences for Students and Universities

Experiential Education, where students and faculty immerse themselves in Global Health realities at the community level, is so important to build the competency and perspective of Global Health trainees and professionals. Given the legacy of colonialism, poorly designed “parachute” interventions, and power/privilege dynamics, it is so important to engage with thoughtfulness and intentionality.  Child Family…

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Legislative Approaches to Immunization Across the European Region

In the last five years, Europe has experienced outbreaks and increased incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, notably measles, across the region. In the first six months of 2018, over 41,000 children and adults in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region were infected with measles, exceeding 12-month reports for the eight previous years. This is a…

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A year in review: The global health innovation stories that shaped 2018

Two thousand eighteen was a turbulent year in global health. Between reemerging crises, breakthrough scientific discoveries, and the continued looming threat of health research funding cuts, 2018 took us on a roller coaster ride of peril and promise. Now as the year comes to an end, GHTC is taking a moment to reflect on the…

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Call for Papers: What Works? Lessons Learned in Global Health Security Implementation

CDC Seeks to Establish Evidence Base for Global Health Security Efforts Submit proposals to CDC using this form; proposal submission instructions are below.   Final Deadline for Proposal Submissions:  January 31, 2019 To achieve compliance with the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations (IHR), all countries must have their own capacity to rapidly detect and control…

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