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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank Group, World Health Organization launch collaboration to strengthen primary health care, advance progress toward Sustainable Development Goals

NEW YORK, 26 September 2015 – Underscoring the urgent need to transform how essential health care is delivered in low- and middle-income countries, the Bill...Read More »

STATEMENT: By National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on New PEPFAR Targets

THE WHITE HOUSE — Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 26, 2015

We are at a pivotal moment in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Globally, both new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths are down by more than 40 percent since their peak. This Administration has invested nearly $50 billion through...Read More »

PRESS RELEASE | Water, sanitation and hygiene essential to frontline healthcare: WaterAid and Global Health Council

For immediate release – 26 Sept 2015

The President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and HRH Princess Sarah Zeid have spoken out in favor of stronger focus on water, sanitation and hygiene on the front lines of healthcare in New York today at an event hosted by the international development agency...Read More »

News Release | Universal health coverage programs that cover one-third of the world are transforming care for the poorest and most vulnerable: new World Bank Group report

Over past decade, expanding pro-poor coverage in countries paving way toward better health outcomes and less inequality

New York City, September 25, 2015 – A World Bank Group report released today during the United Nations General Assembly shows that more countries around the world are rolling out...Read More »

GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup 9/11/2015

New Report: Measuring Global Health R&D for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
The Council on Health Research for Development, Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics, Global Health Technologies Coalition, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Medicines for Malaria Venture, PATH, and TB Alliance released a new report, “Measuring global health R&D...Read More »

GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup 8/28/15

Latest Acting on the Call Report
USAID released the latest version of its, “Acting on the Call: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths” report, which reveals that U.S. assistance has saved 2.4 million children’s lives and 200,000 mothers’ lives in the 24 priority countries since 2008. The...Read More »

GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup 8/14/15

Final Draft of 2030 Action Agenda for Sustainable Development
In early August, 193 governments agreed to text defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will be adopted at the UN summit in New York City in late September. Read the final draft of the 2030 Action Agenda...Read More »

Acting on the Call 2015

Acting on the Call 

Cross-posted from USAID: Acting on the Call

Last year, USAID unveiled a roadmap outlining how it plans to support 24 high-priority countries to make sure that children live to celebrate their fifth birthdays and that their mothers live to see...Read More »

UN Member States and the post-2015 development agenda

UN Member States came to consensus on the post-2015 development agenda. The final version is posted here. The outcome document entitled, “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, is made up of five parts:

  • The Preamble
  • Chapter 1: The Declaration
  • Chapter 2: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Chapter 3: Means of...Read More »

Healthcare Innovation Award 2015

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WBG Press Release: Global Financing Facility Launched with Billions Already Mobilized to End Maternal and Child Mortality by 2030

Global Financing Facility Launched with Billions Already Mobilized to End Maternal and Child Mortality by 2030  (Summary)

On July 13, the World Bank Group, the United Nations and the governments of Canada, Norway and the United States launched the Global Financing Facility (GFF), a new financing mechanism to invest...Read More »

SIXTH Birthday and Beyond!

Just last summer an unprecedented event took place on Capitol Hill:

Leadership from corporations, NGOs, faith & civic groups, foundations & government, bipartisan members of Congress, and even the Queen of Sweden, gathered to celebrate the unprecedented gains in child survival and health over the past 25 years, and the...Read More »

Reaction to the G7 Communique from World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

SCHLOSS ELMAU, June 8, 2015—The World Bank Group today issued the following statement from World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim in reaction to the G7 Communique:

On Climate Change:

“The G7 leaders issued a powerful statement on climate change today, committing themselves to aggressive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and...Read More »

Global Health Council Engages Stakeholders at the 68th World Health Assembly

WASHINGTON, May. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Global Health Council (GHC) brought a large delegation to the recent 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHA is the annual meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) and brings together member states, WHO leadership...Read More »

New Issue Brief Examines Corruption and Global Health

New Issue Brief Examines Corruption and Global Health

A new Kaiser Family Foundation brief explores what’s known and understood about how corruption overseas affects U.S. global health programs, including the challenges in measuring and quantifying the problem. The brief summarizes a roundtable discussion of experts convened by the Foundation....Read More »

Lawrence O. Gostin and Eric A. Friedman in The Lancet on How to Build a New Global Health Framework

Lawrence O. Gostin and Eric A. Friedman in The Lancet on
How to Build a New Global Health Framework

May 7, 2015 – Can a true, robust global health framework be created to help prevent tragedies like Ebola while at the same time allow countries to meet everyday health...Read More »

Fostering Partnerships Between Four Generations of Professionals at The Future of Global Health 2015 Unconference


WASHINGTON, May. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — On April 16, 2015, Global Health Council (GHC), in partnership with the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, hosted The Future of Global Health event (TFGH15) at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C.Building on...Read More »

GHC Members Respond to Nepal Earthquake

On April 25, 2015 a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing more than 5,000 people and injuring over 8,000 people, with the number of individuals dead and injured rising daily. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, and has affected communities in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, affecting more...Read More »

2015 GHC-GBCHealth: Business Action on Health Awards

2015 GHC-GBCHealth: Business Action on Health Awards

Global Health Council (GHC) and GBCHealth are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2015 GHC-GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards. These awards highlight the important and innovative contributions of the corporate sector to improving global health outcomes....Read More »

Remix your Role in Tackling Social Problems

Remix your Role in Tackling Social Problems
Justin Bakule, Executive Director, Shared Value Initiative

Let’s be honest—the business-in-society space is filled with events big and small. Professionals working in global health, sustainability, CSR, and related fields could hopscotch to a different conference every week. So why...Read More »

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Civil Society Alternate Representative to the Gavi Alliance Board—term beginning 1 July, 2015

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a public-private partnership launched in 2000. It comprises partners including UNICEF, WHO, the Gates Foundation, the World Bank, developing country governments, donor country governments, the vaccine industry, civil society groups, and research and technical health institutes. Gavi partners are represented on the Alliance’s Board, the...Read More »

Announcing The Lancet - O'Neill Institute, Georgetown University Commission on Global Health and the Law

Announcing The Lancet – O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University
Commission on Global Health and the Law

April 21, 2015 – The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law...Read More »

Global Health Briefing Book Launch: Photo Gallery

On March 16, GHC launched the Global Health Briefing Book on Capitol Hill. “Taking Stock: Why U.S. Investments in Global Health Matter,” is an online resource for members of U.S. Congress and their staff. This biennial publication comprises briefs on crucial global health issues, such as health systems strengthening,...Read More »

Global Health Council and Global Health Fellows Program II Co-host Second Annual Future of Global Health 2015 Event


WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2015) — Global Health Council (GHC) and the Public Health Institute’s Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II are co-hosting The Future of Global Health 2015 (TFGH15) on April...Read More »

WHO Director-General Establishes High-level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

In an effort to better inform and fashion a comprehensive response to childhood obesity the WHO Director-General established a high-level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, which comprises 15 accomplished and eminent individuals from a variety of relevant backgrounds. The aim of the Commission is to raise awareness and build momentum...Read More »

Easier access to the most reliable and up-to-date stats on children through UNICEF’s revamped data websites


Easier access to the most reliable and up-to-date stats on children through UNICEF’s revamped data websites

NEW YORK, 23 March 2015 – UNICEF has made all its data on health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, child protection, and HIV/AIDS publicly available, in an easily searchable format...Read More »

FY2016 Proposed Budget Released by White House

On February 2, President Obama sent his proposed budget for FY2016 to Congress. The proposed budget includes about $9.7 billion for the Global Health Programs account at USAID and the State Department (this is total known funding; some additional funding at USAID, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of...Read More »

Call for Abstracts: Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2016

Call for Abstracts for the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2016:
Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage

Details for the Call for Abstracts can be found here. Please assist in disseminating this announcement among your relevant networks.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically at the conference website...Read More »

USAID: Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality Report

USAID released Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: USAID Maternal Health Vision for Action Evidence for Strategic Approaches. Read more here.


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The 114th Congress convened earlier this month and with it comes new committee assignments. With the Republicans now in the majority in the Senate, most of the shake up will be in that chamber. Notable changes include:

Senate Appropriations: Thad Cochran (R-MS) will be the Chairman and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) will...Read More »

Gates Foundation: ONE BIG BET

On Thursday, January 22, Bill and Melinda Gates released their Annual Letter.

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Scaling Advocacy Where it is Needed Most: Reflections on 2014 and Aspirations for 2015 and Beyond

This guest blog was written by Kristy Kade, Country Advocacy Director at PATH.

The end of the year is a natural time to reflect on the past and aspirations for the year ahead.  The global health community achieved tremendous success in 2014.  The latest report on malaria showed that a...Read More »

Final GFF Consultation Report

This blog was cross-posted from Dr. Andres de Francisco, Executive Director, Partnership for Maternal Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH).

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) consultation process was convened by the PMNCH to gather views about the GFF following the World Bank’s request to the PMNCH in October. The...Read More »

December 2014: New Board of Directors Elected

Certification of the 2014 Global Health Council Board of Directors Ratification

For the ratification of candidates for the Global Health Council’s Board of Directors:

The published response deadline was December 12, 2014. At the close of the ratification, 47 ballots were received. All 47 ballots were received electronically via SurveyMonkey....Read More »

GHC's inaugural Global Health Leadership Series Symposium

GHC hosted its first ever Global Health Leadership Series Symposium entitled, “The Future of Global Health: Defining the Multi-Sector Landscape” on Dec. 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The event was widely attended by a diverse audience, including nonprofit and business leaders. Check out some photos of the event...Read More »

Update: “Cromnibus” for FY15 Passed by Congress

Late last week Congress passed a $1.1 trillion “cromnibus” (so called because a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the Department of Homeland Security was combined with an omnibus made up of the remaining 11 appropriations bills) to fund the U.S. government through the end of FY2015. In addition to including...Read More »

New Report Examines NGO Engagement in U.S. Global Health Efforts

A new Kaiser Family Foundation report finds 135 different U.S.-based non-government organizations (NGOs) received U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding in 2013 to implement U.S. global health programs on the ground. The report aims to shed light on the extent of the role of NGOs in carrying out...Read More »

Landmark United Nations General Assembly Resolution Calls for the Protection of Health Workers from Violence

This blog was cross-posted from Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

New York, U.S.A – December 15, 2014 – A resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly recognizes for the first time the severity of attacks on health workers, facilities, and patients in all circumstances, and demands respect...Read More »

Shaping the U.S. Global Health Policy Agenda: Key Considerations for the Future

U.S. Global Health Funding, FY 2001-FY 2015

This blog was cross-posted from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, by Jennifer Kates and Josh Michaud.

As we enter the last two years of President Obama’s final term, with a newly reshaped Congress after the mid-term elections, what is in store for U.S. global health...Read More »

Leading Global Health Partnership Initiatives Recognized by the Business Action on Health Awards


Media contact: Caitlin Holbrook, 716.225.0502,

Leading Global Health Partnership Initiatives Recognized by the Business Action on Health Awards

Inaugural Global Health Council Symposium Features Innovative, Multi-Sector Approaches to Global Health Challenges

Washington, DC – On December 10, the...Read More »

Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Spread of Ebola

Global Health Council Statement Supporting Ebola Emergency Appropriations Request

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The Health in Post-2015 Coalition’s response to the UN Secretary General’s Synthesis report on post-2015

As a coalition of advocates from health-related non-governmental organizations, engaged in the post-2015 development agenda process, we wish to highlight the following in our response to the UN Secretary General’s Synthesis report on post-2015, “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”:

1) The...Read More »

Press Release: Ebola - New World Bank Group Report

This press release was cross-posted from the World Bank.

Ebola: New World Bank Group Report Shows Growth Shrinking, Economic Impact Worsening in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2014 – The Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and is...Read More »

AbbVie adds children's AIDS drugs to shared patent pool

A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 18, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. drugmaker AbbVie has added two HIV medicines for children to a shared patent pool in an initiative that should speed the development of cheap new pediatric formulations for use in poor countries.

It is the latest win for the non-profit Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), which aims to...Read More »

Press Release: World AIDS Day 2014 - Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation


Media Contact: Johanna Harvey: or +1 (202) 280-1657

World AIDS Day 2014: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Celebrates

Accelerated Progress in Effort to End AIDS in Children

Washington, D.C.—Dec. 1, 2014— On World AIDS Day (Dec.1) 2014, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric...Read More »


Bill Will Help Provide Access to Clean Drinking Water without Spending New Money or Creating New Bureaucracy

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bob Corker (R-TN) today introduced The Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014, bipartisan legislation to dramatically improve access to clean water and sanitation around the...Read More »

The U.S. Government Response to the Ebola Outbreak

This post was originally posted through the International Health Issues for U.S. Department of State.


Heather Higginbottom

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources

Statement Before The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

Washington, DC

Chairwoman Mikulski, Ranking Member Shelby, and distinguished Members of the Committee, thank...Read More »

Policy Update

Markup: H.R. 2901, H.R. 5206, and H.R. 5685

2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

Nov 19, 2014 10:00am to 1:00pm

Bill Markups

H.R. 2901, Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013 [ H.R. 2901, Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013 ]

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Needed: U.S. Quarantine Policy Based on Facts Not Fear

This op-ed was originally found on Roll Call by Dr. Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council

The governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, announced last week that people who have traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea in the past 21 days, regardless of any known exposure to anyone infected...Read More »

Universal Health Coverage Day: 12.12.14

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White House Requests Emergency Funding for Ebola Epidemic

On November 5, the White House sent a request to Congress for $6.18 billion in emergency funding to aid in the Ebola response. According to Politico, about $4.64 billion will be available to meet immediate needs and the rest would be held in a contingency fund.

The funding would include...Read More »

Press Release: Friends of Africa - Women & Girls Summit

Reinforcing the Agenda for Girl Child Education & Development in Nigeria at the  first –ever Women & Girls Summit

there is no meaningful development without women; individuals and corporate organizations in Nigeria must continue to support and partner with women to realize the goals and objectives of the summit”

This statement...Read More »

FP2020 Annual Progress Report Launched

“Family planning is about hope. It is about health, for oneself and one’s children. And it is a fundamental human right.” —FP2020 2013–2014 Progress Report

Two years after the London Summit on Family Planning, funding for family planning programs and the number of women and girls using modern contraception has increased...Read More »

Global Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director of CDC

Dr. Christine Sow participated in the Global Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director of CDC, held in Atlanta on October 22. Dr. Sow joined global health experts from academic institutions, other government agencies and U.S. public health departments among others, to hear from CDC leadership on progress...Read More »

Ebola Outbreak: Congressional Update

Although Congress is in recess until after the mid-term elections, two hearings were held on the Ebola outbreak with a focus primarily on recent diagnosis of the first Ebola cases in the U.S. The House Committee on Homeland Security held a field hearing in Dallas on the importance of...Read More »

Global Health Engagement: Sharpening a Key Tool for the Department of Defense

New CSIS Report: 

Global Health Engagement:

Sharpening a Key Tool for the Department of Defense

President Obama recently announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) would deploy 3,000 troops to lead a major expansion of the U.S. response to Ebola. This campaign will amplify efforts...Read More »


For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

USAID Press Office

Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: | Twitter: @USAIDPress

WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced Katie Taylor as interim Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator, focused on the goal of ending preventable maternal and child deaths.

The Ebola Outbreak: A Global Conversation and Resources

The current outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever has captured the world’s attention for the past several months.  Centered in West Africa (with a few isolated cases in the United States and Europe), this ongoing crisis has been deemed a “public health...Read More »

PATH's Vaccine Resource Library

Announcement: PATH reintroduces it’s Vaccine Resource Library


PATH’s Vaccine Resource Library (VRL) features an extensive online database of high-quality, scientifically accurate materials on specific diseases, vaccines, and topics in immunization addressed by PATH’s work. This user-friendly, database-driven site grew out of PATH’s seminal Children’s Vaccine Program (which started...Read More »

Request for Proposals: A Systems Biology Approach to Pregnancy and Prematurity

The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) is now accepting letters of inquiry for a new round of grants as part of its Preventing Preterm Birth initiative (PPB).

GAPPS seeks projects that discover and characterize longitudinal changes associated with normal and abnormal pregnancy and develop biomarkers to identify...Read More »

53rd PAHO Directing Council concludes agenda, with “historic” agreement on universal health coverage

This post was was originally found on Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Washington, D.C., 3 October 2014 (PAHO/WHO) – The 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) ended today, following a week of discussions and decisions about...Read More »

Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero wins Roux Prize

Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero wins Roux Prize for using data to address violence as a public health crisis in Cali, Colombia

Physician twice elected mayor of one of Colombia’s largest cities will receive US$100,000, the largest award for evidence-based public health achievement

SEATTLE—Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero, a Harvard-trained epidemiologist and mayor of Cali,...Read More »

Measuring the Impact of Ebola: Will it Reach 1.4 Million?

This post was originally found on Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation by Josh Michaud and Jennifer Kates 

More than six months have passed since Ebola was first identified in West Africa, and the scale of the crisis continues to grow. Over the last few weeks cases and deaths have increased significantly in the...Read More »

What kind of (watch) dogs are CSOs supposed to be?

This post was originally found on Action for Global Health by Emilie Peeters, EU Policy Advisor at Stop AIDS Alliance, a partner of Action for Global Health.

In a week where New York has been bombarded with thousands of civil society representatives eager to participate in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly,...Read More »

GHC Board Nominations 2014

GHC Board Nominations

Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. The organization is the collaborative voice of the global health community on global health issues; it convenes stakeholders around key global health priorities and actively...Read More »

Development Partners Support the Creation of Global Financing Facility to Advance Women’s and Children’s Health


September 25, 2014

New facility sets course to accelerate completion of the Millennium Development Goals and end preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030

NEW YORK, September 25, 2014–The World Bank Group and Governments of Canada, Norway, and the United States announced today that they will jumpstart the creation of an...Read More »

New paper on the role of research and innovation for health in the post-2015 development agenda

The Global Health Technologies Coalition, the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), and PATH released a new paper making the case for why research and development (R&D) for new and improved health technologies targeting the needs of low- and middle-income countries should be...Read More »

Achieving Universal Health Coverage Requires Investing in Health Systems

Announcement from Ambassador John Lange, UNF:

The Institute of Medicine has just released a report, Investing in Global Health Systems: Sustaining Gains, Transforming Lives, recommending that more health assistance be directed to building health systems in response to the social, economic, and epidemiological changes taking place in developing countries. Such...Read More »

New White House Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria


New White House Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Today, the White House announced a new Executive Order and National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (National Strategy) to address recommendations identified by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. As a leader in monitoring and preventing the...Read More »

Press Release: Launch of Family Planning Report


New report calls for dignity and rights in family planning programmes for women living with HIV in Cameroon, Nigeria and Zambia

18 September 2014, New York, USA – As world leaders gather for a special UN session[i] on 22 September to assess progress made to achieve universal access to...Read More »

APR 2014 Report Launched

Progress 2

Report contains new data on child and newborn survival

In 2000, the world made a promise to children: to reduce by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015, the rate of under-five mortality. In 2012, world leaders renewed the promise. Since the global launch of Committing to Child Survival: A...Read More »

Announcement: New Director of the Division of Global HIV/AIDS letter

Letter sent on behalf of Dr. Tom Kenyon, Director, Center for Global Health, CDC:

It is my pleasure to welcome back Dr. Shannon Hader to CDC. Starting October 6th, Dr. Hader will serve as the new Director of the Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA) in the Center for Global Health....Read More »

Photo Gallery: High level roundtable with the First Lady of the Republic of Mozambique

The Global Health Council hosted a high level roundtable with the First Lady of the Republic of Mozambique, H.E. Mrs. Maria Da Luz Dai Guebuza on August 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. GHC’s Executive Director, Dr. Christine Sow, and other global health partners attended the meeting which was held as a side...Read More »

CDC Publishes NEJM Ebola Article

This afternoon, Dr. Frieden and CDC leadership published an article entitled, “Ebola 2014: New Challenges, New Opportunities,” in the New England Journal of Medicine. The article summarizes CDC’s approach to stopping the West Africa outbreak and the opportunity to strengthen global health security.

3 Things to Know

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Open for Comments: Draft Strategy on "Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality"

Recently, the WHO’s Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) Working Group released a draft paper which is designed to help set consensus and strategies for maternal and neonatal health in the post-2015 agenda. The draft paper “Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality” is now online and open for discussion through the...Read More »

Summary of Informal meetings on ICN2 with Non-State Actors (NSA) held in Geneva

Message from Dr. Francesco Branca, Director, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at WHO:

We are pleased to confirm that another informal consultation on ICN2 with Non-State Actors will be held on August 25, 2014:

1.   Meeting with organizations representing the private sector with an interest in ICN2 outcomes  (9:30-12:30...Read More »

German Government to host crucial GAVI Alliance pledging event under the patronage of Chancellor Angela Merkel

NOTE: This article originally appeared on

Key event to be held in Berlin on 27 January 2015

Berlin, 24 July 2014 – The German Government today announced that it will convene the GAVI Alliance replenishment pledging meeting under the patronage of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel...Read More »

The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) has launched

JUNE 30, 2014

Africa: Landmark Global Action Plan Outlines Strategy to Prevent 2.9 Million Newborn Deaths, 2.6 Million Stillbirths Annually

Johannesburg, South Africa — To meet 2035 newborn survival goals, more than 90 countries must accelerate progress; Of those, 29 countries must more than double current rates of progress

New financial, policy and private...Read More »

Global Health Council (GHC) Commits to a Brighter Future for Children

Global Health Council (GHC) Commits to a Brighter Future for Children

GHC Asks You to Change Your Facebook Photo and Tweet Using #5thBDay to Show Support

Washington, D.C. (June 24, 2014) – Over the past 25 years, the United States has played a leading role in one of...Read More »

Global to Local: Global Health Commitment Spans the United States

Dr. Christine Sow, Global Health Council’s Executive Director, devoted much of her time over the past three months to conducting a listening tour which involved visits to seven cities in the United States, as well as the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva. This...Read More »

Statement from Global Health Council/Family Care International to World Health Assembly, May 2014

In reference to item 14.2 Newborn health: draft action plan 

The Global Health Council and Family Care International fully support the Every Newborn Action Plan. As the documents recognize, newborn mortality is declining at a much slower pace than either maternal or child mortality, globally and nationally. This gap...Read More »

GHC Submitted Statement at WHA on Research and Health Innovation for Health

Commitments to the Millennium Development Goals have made a major contribution to the success of global health efforts over the past decade, helping to sustain focus on some of the greatest global health challenges. The post-2015 development agenda must build on these achievements, to ensure that Healthy lives and access...Read More »

GHC Submitted Statement at WHA on Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition

Chairperson, Director General, honorable delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Thank you for the opportunity to address the 67th World Health Assembly. I speak on behalf of the Global Health Council .

Two years after the adoption of the Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal nutrition, infant and young child nutrition”, the first report of...Read More »

Groundbreaking Global Health Event Connects Global Health Professionals

Groundbreaking Global Health Event Connects Global Health Professionals

The Future of Global Health 2014

Washington, D.C. (May 9, 2014) – The Future of Global Health 2014 (#TFGH14), the first event of its kind, brought global health students and professionals across the private and public sectors to the Hamilton Live...Read More »

Media Advisory: The Best and Brightest in Global Health Discuss, Drink and Dance for the Future


The Best and Brightest in Global Health
Discuss, Drink and Dance for the Future

For Immediate Release
Ann Canela
Global Impact


Global Health Council and the Global Health Fellows Program-II invite you to a...Read More »

GHC Featured in International Innovation

The Global Health Council and it’s new Executive Director Christine Sow are featured in the most recent edition of the International Innovation Magazine. Click here to see the full magazine, or read below for an excerpt of Dr.Sow’s interview, found here.  

What is GHC’s mission and why is...Read More »

GHC Announces GBCHealth Awards Partnership

UPDATE: Deadline Nears for Business Action on Health Award Entries

Don’t miss out: the April 15 deadline for entries to the 2014 Business Action on Health Award is only a few days away. We urge companies and non-profits working with company partners to enter their award-worthy global health programs by 11:59pm...Read More »

Strong Global Health Leader Nominated as PEPFAR Coordinator

Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2014) – Global Health Council (GHC) would like to congratulate Dr. Deborah Birx on her nomination as  Ambassador at Large and Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally at the Department of State. GHC is commends President Obama for nominating a strong global health...Read More »

GHC Announces 2013 Accomplishments

Check out GHC’s impressive list of accomplishments from 2013.  

We’ve had a very busy year and are looking forward to an even more exciting 2014.  Keep an eye on the website for updates, events, and more!

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PEPFAR passes Congress

Big news today, as this week both the Senate and House have passed the PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Stewardship and Oversight Act.  The Act extends the program for another five years – through 2018, supporting international aid efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  Since it’s...Read More »

GHC in the News

In her first week on the job, new GHC Executive Director Dr. Christine Sow has been hard at work.  Check out the following articles and see what others have to say about her new role!

As well as pickups from the following media...Read More »

A Shared Voice for Global Health

Jono Quick, Chair of the GHC Board of Directors was featured in the November edition of International Innovation.  In the interview, Quick discusses GHC’s launch, it’s goals, and the challenges facing the organization moving forward. 

Click here to read the full article.

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Typhoon Haiyan Sparks Potential Health Crisis in the Philippines

Photo: 2013 Reuters/Erin De Castro

The devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan is estimated to affect more than 4.2 million people, primarily in the Philippines. The storm, which according to some estimates was three and a half times the size of Hurricane Katrina, is creating...Read More »

Global Health Council Taps a “Passionate Voice for the Voiceless” as Its New Executive Director

Dr. Christine Sow Is First Woman to Lead Influential Group 

Alexandria, VA (October 28, 2013) – The Global Health Council, a network of leading organizations dedicated to saving lives and improving the health of the world’s poorest people, has named a veteran of UNICEF, USAID, and other global health organizations...Read More »


Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and U.N. General Assembly Call for Investment, Change

September 23, 2013 (Alexandria, VA) — Global health will be a main focus this week for both the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the United Nations General Assembly. Global Impact, a leader in global philanthropy, will...Read More »

New Reports Map Global Donor Efforts to Address Malaria and Tuberculosis

Today’s global health aid landscape has a proliferation of different donors providing aid to low- and middle-income countries. This crowded climate can create challenges for effectively negotiating, coordinating and delivering programs — challenges that are particularly important in light of the current emphasis on achieving cost-effectiveness and “value for money”...Read More »

July 25, 2013: Member Advisory

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...Read More »

Girls and Migration: Best Practice for a Growing Trend

This article was originally published in the Guardian 

It’s increasingly a fact of life that adolescent girls in developing countries are migrating to cities in large numbers. With the right support it can be a positive experience.

Adolescent girls in developing countries are migrating to cities in large numbers. Effective policies...Read More »

Anti-Prostitution Case Ruled in Favor of NGOs

This post originally appeared in InterAction’s Newsletter

Dear Friends:

We are thrilled to report that the Supreme Court today ruled 6-2 in InterAction’s favor in the case of USAID v. AOSI. This ruling has significant implications for the work that we do.

The Court, in its decision today, affirmed a lower court’s...Read More »

Women’s Rights and World Population: A Conversation with Suzanne Ehlers

This article originally appeared on

Figuring out that to effectively curb our exploding population growth we must invest in women’s health & rights is nothing new. But for some reason, we still have not ensured that we actually make those investments.

In fact, just last week the United Nations announced...Read More »

Supreme Court Stands with NGOs in Landmark Free Speech Ruling

This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post’s Impact Blog

Today, NGOs scored a major legal victory when the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that a USAID policy requirement infringed upon Americans’ right to free speech. The case, USAID v AOSI, challenges a 2003 law that requires all groups receiving U.S...Read More »

Child Survival Call to Action Celebrates One Year Anniversary!

“In June 2012, the United States joined UNICEF and the governments of Ethiopia and India in a bold pledge to catalyze action toward ending preventable child deaths within a generation. What emerged from the Call to Action was a rejuvenated, global movement for child survival under the banner of “Committing...Read More »

Grand Challenges Canada Announces Accepting Applications

“Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, has developed the Stars in Global Health program to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact from the best and brightest talent, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada, to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address some...Read More »

GHC Board Member Suzanne Ehlers Responds to UN Population Projections in Africa

This post was originally published in Impatient Optimists 

A Woman’s Worth


June 13, 2013

A walk to her local clinic may take several hours. She may have to wait in line. She may have to go back several times before she can get the method she needs. She may even get...Read More »

Roll Back Malaria Calls for Nominations

Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership

The RBM Partnership was launched in 1998 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank. It brings together malaria-endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based...Read More »

Save the Children CEO: ‘Wanting to do good is not enough’

This post was originally published on

With a budget of $1.6 billion a year, a global staff of 14,000 and operations in 120 countries, Jasmine Whitbread could be in charge of a multinational corporation.

In fact, she is head of the charity, Save the Children International.

As the first global chief...Read More »

After a Decade, Global AIDS Program at a Crossroads

This post was originally published in the the Daily Herald 

The decade-old law that transformed the battle against HIV and AIDS in developing countries is at a crossroads. The dream of future generations freed from epidemic is running up against an era of economic recovery and harsh budget cuts.

The President’s...Read More »

US House Appropriations Committee Cuts Foreign Assistance

“The House recently unveiled budget allocations with deep and disproportionate cuts to foreign assistance. This toolkit, created by InterAction, will help you understand what these cuts are, how they affect foreign assistance and give you some ways to speak out against them.

We are deeply troubled by the House’s proposed allocations...Read More »

66th World Health Assembly Passes Resolution on United Nations Commission on Lifesaving Commodities for Women and Children

This post originally appeared on Child Health Now.

Earlier today representatives from countries across the world gathered at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland to pass the resolution on implementing the recommendations from the UN Commission on life-saving commodities for women and children.

These recommendations represent an important step forward...Read More »

Video: Johns Hopkins’ Leonard Rubenstein on the Attacks on Syria’s Medical Personnel and Facilities

CSIS’s Beverly Kirk speaks with Leonard Rubenstein from the Johns Hopkins Bllomberg School of Public Health about the alarming attacks in Syria on medical personnel and facilities.

Watch the video here.

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CDC Director Tom Frieden Testifies at ‘Meeting the Challenge of Drug-Resistant Diseases in Developing Countries’

Watch the archived video, “Subcommittee Hearing: Meeting the Challenge of Drug-Resistant Diseases in Developing Countries”

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USAID Appoints Katie Taylor as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health

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DC World Malaria Day Event Celebrates the Impact of US Investment

This post originally appeared on Making Malaria History

On Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, more than 120 policymakers and malaria advocates attended the World Malaria Day briefing luncheon sponsored by PATH, the United Nations Foundation, Global Health Technologies Coalition, Malaria No More, World Vision, Friends of the Global Fight, and...Read More »

The President’s Malaria Initiative: Seventh Annual Report Released

“The past decade has seen unprecedented progress in malaria control efforts in most sub-Saharan African countries…”

Read the entire report here.

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This post originally appeared on the Huffington

If We Want an AIDS-Free Generation, Why Are We Cutting PEPFAR?

he persistent shortchanging of PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, is one of the more significant and perplexing trends in America’s global health policy. Funding for PEPFAR (America’s bilateral global...Read More »

Friends Africa Lobbies for Support for the Global Fund

This post originally appeared on EU Africa Chamber of Commerce’s website

Friends of the Global Fund Africa, which is also known as Friends Africa, was started in May 2006 by Dr Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba to lobby African governments, the private sector and civil society to raise money for the Global...Read More »

February 25, 2013: Letter from BoD Chair

Dear Global Health Council Members,

The new GHC Board of Directors, whom were elected last December, met February 13 and 14 to take initial steps toward re-establishing GHC as a leading voice for global health. We are looking forward to working with you, the members, to reimage and revitalize the organization...Read More »

November 3, 2012: Extension of Board Nomination Period

Dear Global Health Council Members,

Due to the disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy, we are extending the deadline for nomination submissions for the Board of Directors for the renewed Global Health Council to 11:59PM EST November 19, 2012.

We would appreciate your assistance in identifying one or more outstanding individuals suitable...Read More »

October 17, 2012: New Announcement from the Board of Directors

Dear Global Health Council Members,

We want to share some exciting and encouraging news regarding the future of the Global Health Council. As you are aware from previous GHC communications, a group of members (collectively called IMG, Interested Members of the Global Health Council) organized an open consultative process to explore...Read More »

December 22, 2012: New Board of Directors Elected

Certification of the 2012 Global Health Council Board of Directors Election

For the election of Global Health Council’s Board of Directors:

The published response deadline was December 19, 2012. At the close of the election, 137 ballots were received. Of these, 136 were electronic responses, 1 was received via...Read More »

PHOTO CREDITS: A mother and child in Senegal wake up under a mosquito net.© 2012 Diana Mrazikova/ Networks/ Senegal, Courtesy of Photoshare