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TFGH17 PHOTO CONTEST – WIN FREE AIRLINE TICKETS!


ENTER THE PHOTO CONTEST & WIN AIRLINE TICKETS!

To enter, you must attend TFGH17 and share a photo on Twitter or Instagram, tag @GHFPII and use the #TFGH17 hashtag, and provide a short caption about your contribution to the “Next Generation of Global Health Professionals.”

You can submit as many entries as you like, but photos will be judged on originality, strength of caption, and image quality. All entries must be publicly searchable to qualify and be posted by 11:59 PM EST on March 1, 2017.

The top photo entry will win two roundtrip Delta airline tickets anywhere in the continental United States, valid until 2/28/2018.

Rules:

Post your entry to either Twitter or Instagram by 11:59 pm ET on March 1, 2017. Only original photos will be accepted (no retweets or regrams).
Enjoy the cocktail reception at #TFGH17, but be sure to OMIT DRINKS from the photo.
Include a short caption about your contribution to the “Next Generation of Global Health Professionals.”
Include the hashtag #TFGH17 AND tag @GHFPII.

Disclaimer and Rules: Only publicly searchable photos taken during the event, omitting alcohol, using the hashtags and handles mentioned above will be considered. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm on March 1, 2017. GHFP-II will message the photo contest winner via Twitter or Instagram for contact details and next steps by March 15, 2017. You can submit as many entries as you like, but note that photos will be judged on originality, strength of caption content, and image quality. We look forward to seeing your photos!

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2017 GLOBAL HEALTH BRIEFING BOOK LAUNCH: PHOTO GALLERY

On February 15, 2017, GHC launched the Global Health Briefing Book on Capitol Hill.  Global Health Works: Maximizing U.S. Investments for Healthier and Stronger Communities is an online resource for members of U.S. Congress and their staff. This biennial publication provides a comprehensive set of statistics and impact stories illustrating how the United States has been a leader in global health over the past decade. There are 18 briefs in total that address some of the most pressing global health issues, from maternal and child health to global health security. This resource builds the case for global health across multiple priorities and stakeholders. To learn more about the briefing book, read the press release.

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Global Health Works: Social Media Toolkit

About

Global Health Council, in collaboration with the global health advocacy community, provides the Global Health Briefing Book as a resource to document how U.S. investments have made a difference in people’s lives around the world. These briefs represent the work of a wide group of global health experts. The Global Health Briefing Book demonstrates how integrating and coordinating global health programs lead to overall improved health of individuals worldwide.

The launch of the briefing book took place on February 15, 2017 on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff and the global health advocacy community.

We appreciate your help in spreading the word about the publication, which is available online at: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Below are prepared tweets for you to use as they are, or you can adapt them to reflect your organization’s programs.

Remember to tag @GlobalHealthOrg and use the primary hashtag #GlobalHealthWorks.

For questions, please contact dheiberg@globalhealth.org.


General Posts

{SHARE} @GlobalHealthOrg launches #GlobalHealthWorks briefing book for the 115th Congress. Access it here: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org

{SHARE} @GlobalHealthOrg newest version of #globalhealth briefing book is here! Browse it: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org #GlobalHealthWorks

{SHARE} Looking for a resource on #globalhealth? Check out @GlobalHealthOrg #GlobalHealthWorks briefing book: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org


Issue Areas

Peruse the issue areas, or jump down to the issue you would like to promote:

 


Disability

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{SHARE} #GlobalHealthWorks to provide support to people living with disabilities. +Info: http://bit.ly/2lR1lbO pic.twitter.com/WJ3kdfpGjs

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Did you know that emergency contexts, including refugee migration, natural disasters, wars and conflicts, or disease outbreaks, are likely to cause new disabilities, and affect those persons already living with disabilities? Learn more: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org. @GlobalHealthWorks

Family Planning & Reproductive Health

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{SHARE} U.S. investments in #FPRH are essential to advancing #SDG3 & #SDG5 +Info: http://bit.ly/2kSFbZ0 #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/rgOzFI2iYX

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Robust investments in family planning and reproductive health are essential to achieving #genderequality and ending preventable maternal and child deaths globally. In 2016, 27 million people received contraceptive services through U.S.-funded programs. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Frontline Health Workers

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{SHARE} Investment in health workers bears tremendous economic returns. +Info: http://bit.ly/2lhmTSc #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/5Lu7P8bOt7

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The U.S. government’s goals of ending preventable child and maternal deaths, achieving an AIDS-free generation, and ensuring global health security cannot be achieved without significantly increasing support to strengthen the global frontline health workforce. Read more: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org #HealthWorkersCount #GlobalHealthWorks

Global Health Security

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{SHARE} #GlobalHealthSecurity matters because diseases are borderless! +Info: http://bit.ly/2lhAqt2 #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/YEx9FXTTpD

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Over 31,000 epidemiologists in 72 countries have been trained on how to detect and rapidly respond to outbreaks, which protects Americans from disease epidemics and promotes global health security. Learn more: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.  #GlobalHealthWorks

Health in Humanitarian Response

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{SHARE} Health Systems in fragile states continue to serve populations in need: http://bit.ly/2lhoEz0 #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/lA0jA7vEo1

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Health systems in fragile states tend to be overextended and struggle to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. They require global support! The U.S. government should remain a global leader in humanitarian health response. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Health Research and Development

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{SHARE} New R&D tools benefit both domestic and global health security. +Info: http://bit.ly/2lL9aDT #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/h9GRf4ofMD

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Ground-breaking innovations should be at the heart of our efforts to prepare for the next #epidemic. U.S investments in R&D will help ensure we never face another Zika, Ebola, or Yellow Fever outbreak. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)

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{SHARE} Key recommendations for strengthening #healthsystems worldwide: http://bit.ly/2ljnTVq #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/NDCCHbAKiy

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Functioning public and private #healthsystems are essential to the success of disease-specific health initiatives and to meeting the U.S. global health goals of ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

HIV/AIDS

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{SHARE} Sustained U.S. investments can help reach vulnerable populations to #EndAIDS by 2030. +Info: http://bit.ly/2l8gvKB  pic.twitter.com/XtJlCav4K6



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Through U.S. government investments in global HIV/AIDS programming, the U.S. is leading the world toward remarkable progress against the epidemic and achieving the 90–90–90 global goals by 2020. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Malaria

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{SHARE} @PMIgov has made significant strides in eradicating malaria. +Info: http://bit.ly/2lQHd9w #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/piLgA3CvRK

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Funding from the U.S government has helped steer malaria-elimination efforts worldwide. Some of the most endemic regions, such as the Southern Province of Zambia, have recorded up to ten-fold declines in malaria cases and deaths over the last 15 years. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Maternal and Child Health

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{SHARE} Since 1990, maternal and child deaths have been halved. +Info: http://bit.ly/2ljY33H #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/ELKgOw26VV

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Since 1990, the annual number of child and maternal deaths has been more than halved. Continued U.S leadership and support, through bilateral partnerships and multilateral stakeholder is needed to achieve further progress in ending preventable child and maternal deaths globally. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

mHealth

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{SHARE} U.S.-funded #mHealth programs link pregnant women to health services: http://bit.ly/2kxLMVt #GlobalHealthWorks  pic.twitter.com/BHNlHM9CIZ

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South Africa’s MomConnect project sends text messages to pregnant women and new mothers to help them care for themselves and their children and encourages them to seek health care. More stories on #mHealth in the Global Health Briefing Book: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org  #GlobalHealthWorks

Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs)

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{SHARE} With continued U.S. leadership and support, we can #BeatNTDs! +Info: http://bit.ly/2lQKgPp. #GlobalHealthWorks  pic.twitter.com/D89MmWTM3T

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Since 2014, the USAID NTD Program has been investing in research and development to ensure that promising new breakthrough medicines can be rapidly evaluated, registered, and made available to patients afflicted with neglected tropical diseases. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)

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{SHARE} U.S. investments are leading global action against NCDs! Learn how: http://bit.ly/2kqjFMN #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/mEM5WHs1Of

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In the global effort to address NCDs, cost is not the problem, inaction is. Over the next 15 years, economic losses from NCDs are projected to reach $47 trillion. U.S. global health investments in low- and middle-income countries can help curb this threat. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Nutrition

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{SHARE} Adequate #nutrition is essential to child survival & development. +Info: http://bit.ly/2lQq7Zt #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/8r3XSuUvi4

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Integration of nutrition in early child development programs will improve child survival rates and help the next generation reach its full potential. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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{SHARE} Learn what U.S. involvement with @UN agencies means for #globalhealth: http://bit.ly/2lQE5uC #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/9dQaMd8OyS

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U.S. global health priorities and investments are critical contributions to achieving #SDG3. Investments in cross-cutting health concerns such as WASH, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and nutrition, have helped millions of children reached their 5th birthday who might otherwise not have, and has reduced preventable maternal deaths by half. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Tuberculosis (TB)

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{SHARE} @USAID’s efforts to #EndTB are yielding tremendous results! +Info: http://bit.ly/2kpQDNm #GlobalHealthWorks pic.twitter.com/NbYttBAUph
{SHARE} @USAID @USAIDGH’s TB programs link suspect #TB patients to testing & treatment services. +Info: http://bit.ly/2kpQDNm #GlobalHealthWorks

 

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In FY 2015, with investments of $242 million focused primarily in 23 countries with bilateral TB funds, the U.S. government assisted more than 70,000 people with MDR-TB gain access to appropriate treatment. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Vaccines and Immunization

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{SHARE} #Vaccines save lives! Another example of how and why #GlobalHealthWorks +Info: http://bit.ly/2kxDDQB @GAVI pic.twitter.com/9b4kNg4eVC

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Through USAID, the U.S. government invests annually in Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, which has supported the immunization of nearly 580 million children since 2000 and prevented approximately 8 million deaths. Learn why #GlobalHealthWorks: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

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{SHARE} Investments in #WASH improve health across sectors including; #nutrition #genderequality. +Info: http://bit.ly/2lKZf0Y  pic.twitter.com/SDSdRitYzX

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As of 2015, more than 7.6 million people have received improved access to drinking water supply and more than 4.3 million people have received improved access to sanitation. Learn more about the impacts of WASH in the Global Health Briefing Book: www.ghbb.globalhealth.org. #GlobalHealthWorks

 

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Global Health Roundup 2/20/2017
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Global Health Community Demonstrates Why #GlobalHealthWorks
On February 15, GHC and the global health community were on Capitol Hill to launch the latest version of the Global Health Briefing Book, Global Health Works: Maximizing U.S. Investments for Healthier and Stronger Communitiesa set of community-led recommendations for policymakers regarding global health priorities. Earlier in the day, GHC members and partners visited congressional offices to share statistics and stories of returns on U.S. investments. The day culminated with an expo of stakeholders across multiple sectors showcasing their work and impact in global health worldwide. GHC President and Executive Director Loyce Pace further delved into the significant return on investment from U.S. global health programs worldwide in a recent op-ed published by The Hill. In her op-ed, Loyce notes that for less than 1 percent of the federal budget, global health investments have yielded impressive results above and beyond their original price tag, and are poised for even greater returns in the future. View the briefing book, check out our Storify of the launch, and read Loyce’s op-ed.


Population Reference Bureau Releases New Data
New evidence suggests that the share of women and girls that have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting is declining in many countries, with girls less likely to be cut than in previous generations of women. A statistical wallchart from GHC member Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Data and Trends Update 2017, produced with support from U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), provides the latest data on the practice from 29 developing countries. Despite the declining prevalence in many countries, the total number of women and girls undergoing FGM/C continues to rise in absolute terms due to population growth. For more information, and to order a print version of the wallchart, please contact communications@prb.org.

WHO Model List for Essential Diagnostics Is Underway
Since 1977, the World Health Organization (WHO) has maintained a Model List for Essential Medicines (EML) to serve as reference document in conceiving procurement plans for medicines that meet the priority health needs of the population. The EML has been a global success, especially for low- and middle-income countries, offering guidance to governments, nonprofits, and development partners in the allocation of their health budgets. Last month, WHO released a long-awaited proposal for the development of a Model List for Essential Diagnostics (EDL). This follows calls by GHC member Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) and other partners for the agency to establish an EDL for vital diagnostics to compliment the EML. Read more.



Friends of the Global Fight Collects Global Fund Advocacy Videos 
Since December 2016, GHC member Friends of the Global Fight to End AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Friends of the Global Fight) has been building a case for sustained U.S. support of the Global Fund under the new administration and Congress. They are currently devising a new multimedia campaign, “The Letter,” to ensure that U.S. decision-makers hear these messages. The campaign will feature images of people directly impacted by Global Fund-supported programs. Friends of the Global Fight invites its partners to share video clips for its compilation. Please view this brief and sample video for guidance and inspiration on the general tone the campaign seeks to capture. The deadline for submission is February 28. For questions and support, please email friends@theglobalfight.org.

Women in Global Health Issues Call for Applications
Women in Global Health (WGH) believes that diverse, gender-balanced leadership is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is working to give all genders an equal voice in the global health arena. WGH invites interested parties to join their team and help support their mission. Candidates from all genders, backgrounds, and stages of their career from around the world are welcome to apply for a number of available positions. Applications will remain open through February 28. Please send any questions to info@womeningh.org.

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Global Health Council Launches Global Health Briefing Book for U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Global Health Council (GHC) will release its publication Global Health Works: Maximizing U.S. Investments for Healthier and Stronger Communities today at a launch event on Capitol Hill. This biennial publication provides a comprehensive set of statistics and impact stories illustrating how the United States has been a leader in global health over the past decade. There are 18 briefs in total that address some of the most pressing global health issues, from maternal and child health to global health security. This resource builds the case for global health across multiple priorities and stakeholders.

Non-governmental organizations, corporate entities, and academic institutions contributed to consensus recommendations for the U.S. Congress that reflect the greatest gains and opportunities in global health. Global Health Works is a representation of the global health community standing shoulder-to-shoulder in support of continued U.S. investments that focus on our common ground.

“While each individual health priority has its own special story and path, the joint global health narrative is more powerful: Collectively, we are changing lives every day while improving the U.S.’ international role,” stated Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director of GHC.

Rather than identifying “best practices” or choosing between global health priorities or funding streams, GHC and its members and partners recognize the value of thinking and working holistically across organizations and programs to leverage their respective resources and best serve individuals and communities in need worldwide. Global Health Works provides a foundation for understanding the critical need for Congress to maintain support for global health and continue U.S. leadership in international development.

Global Health Works is also accessible online at http://ghbb.globalhealth.org. Individual briefs and stories are available to download and share.

About Global Health Council
Established in 1972, Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. GHC represents the collaborative voice of the community on key issues; we convene stakeholders around key priorities and actively engage with decision makers to influence global health policy. Learn more at www.globalhealth.org.

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