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.

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