GHC NEWS FLASH: GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP 7/1/16

Candida auris 
The CDC has received reports from international healthcare facilities that Candida auris, an emerging multidrug-resistant (MDR) yeast, is causing invasive infections with high mortality. C. auris has now been reported in nine countries on four continents. CDC is concerned that it will emerge in new locations, including the U.S. Visit the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) website  to learn more.

66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe
Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, partner organizations, and civil society will take part in the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 12- 15. If you are interested in attending and are a GHC member, please contact us. Online registration closes August 29.

Ambassadors for Health Equity Fellowship
PolicyLink and GHC member, FSG, just launched the Ambassadors for Health Equity Fellowship, a new initiative to connect innovative and inspiring leaders to mentorship, education, and opportunities for collaboration around advancing systemic solutions in health equity. During the next year, 16 national leaders in the public, private, and social sectors will participate in in-person meetings, webinars, and ongoing online engagement that will empower them to share ideas and experiences, forge new alliances, generate new solutions, and promote health equity within their own work

GHTC – A Model of Coalition Building in the Global Health Space
GHC member, Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), recently published a case study examining GHTC as a model of coalition building in the global health space. The study documents GHTC’s history, advocacy successes, and lessons learned in coalition building. It was written by an outside consultant and informed by interviews with current and former GHTC members.