Global Health Council Announces Impressive Six months of Accomplishments Under New Operating Model
July 25, 2013 – GHC today announced an impressive list of accomplishments six months into its new operating model. Since January, the new Board of Directors and other volunteers have worked tirelessly to re-establish the GHC’s presence to support global health advocacy, to convene its members around pressing issues and to support a world where people have healthier lives. With more than 4,500 members representing 29 states and 38 countries, GHC is the common voice for global health advocacy.
The following represents a snapshot of activities:
- More than 40 GHC delegates attended the 66th World Health Assembly where GHC sponsored a symposium on the changing landscape of global health.
- GHC co-sponsored Global Health Week on the Hill in Washington, DC in partnership with the Washington Global Health Alliance.
- At the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Conference in March, GHC sponsored a special panel on forging strong relationships between faith and secular global health programs.
- 45 members and supporters of GHC participated in an interactive advocacy webinar on the Congressional budget – the first of a four part series.
GHC has also launched a new digital hub that features guest blogs, videos and member spotlights. Additionally, the website features policy briefs, advocacy updates, thousands of global health job postings and rich global health content. Access to members-only invitations, an e-newsletter, policy briefs and breaking news is soon to come.