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GHC NEWS FLASH: GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP 6/19/2017

GHC Participates in Delegation to CDC Last week, Global Health Council (GHC) co-led a small delegation of 15 members and partners to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the course of two days, delegates met with CDC leadership, participated in discussions with division directors, and toured the...Read More »

Seeking Today’s Midwifery Pioneers for Johnson & Johnson's GenH Challenge 

This post was written by Alice Lin Fabiano, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact. A good idea can come from anyone, anywhere. Looking at the history of midwifery, we see that good ideas often come from people providing care every day in communities and clinics around the world. The ways in which...Read More »

Advocacy Update - June 19, 2017

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, Global Health Council. FY18 Hearings and USAID Administrator Nomination Hearing Part of Busy Week on Capitol Hill Last week was a busy one on Capitol Hill. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified at four separate hearings on the proposed FY18 budget for...Read More »

CDC Protects People from Disease Threats and Outbreaks in the U.S. and Around the World

This blog post was written by Carmen Villar, MPH, Deputy Director for Strategy, Policy and Communication, at the the Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Life can quickly move from hard to catastrophic when a vulnerable island nation lies...Read More »

Educating Communities on the Importance of Menstrual Hygiene

This blog post was written by Lanice Williams, Policy Associate, Global Health Council.  Girls at Kula Amuka Primary School in Anaka, Uganda, hold up sanitary pads that will help them stay in school. © 2012 Caroline Nguyen/GLOBEMED AT UCLA, Courtesy of Photoshare Have you ever imagined not having access to a toilet or...Read More »

GHC NEWS FLASH: GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP 6/5/2017

GHC’s Collective Voice Converges in Geneva for WHA70  Last week the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70) concluded in Geneva, Switzerland. It was a whirlwind WHA with a WHO Director-General election, and several agenda items – from Health Systems to Communicable Diseases – addressed. Global Health Council (GHC) sent a robust delegation...Read More »

Global Health Council’s Collective Voice Converges in Geneva for WHA70

Last week the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70) concluded in Geneva, Switzerland. It was a whirlwind WHA with a WHO Director-General election, and several agenda items – from Health Systems to Communicable Diseases – addressed. Global Health Council (GHC) sent a robust delegation of 70 members to WHA70, representing multiple health...Read More »

GHC WHA70 STATEMENTS

Global Health Council presented 11 statements at the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70), held in Geneva, Switzerland between May 22 – 31, 2017. View the statements on each agenda item below: Agenda Item 12.1.3: Research and Development for potentially epidemic diseases Agenda Item 12.2: Antimicrobial Resistance Agenda Item 12.3: Poliomyelitis Agenda Item 12.4: Implementation of the...Read More »

The power and promise of digital health for Africa

This guest post was written by Lesley-Anne Long, the director of the new digital health initiative at PATH. PATH is a GHC member and was part of our WHA70 delegation. . African leaders commit to national digital health plans at World Health Assembly, could save billions of health care dollars by 2030. Paper records...Read More »

Chronic Childhood Disease:  A Personal, Local, and Global Struggle

This guest post was written by Elizabeth Montgomery Collins, Individual GHC Member and WHA70 Delegate. Imagine a job that makes demands on you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, without holidays or compensation—one, in fact, that requires you to pay—and one you can never quit.  Suffering from chronic disease...Read More »

Health in All Policies

This blog post was written by Terry L Schmidt DrHA MBA (MPH), Individual GHC member and WHA70 Delegate. The Geneva Institute’s Global Health Center, during the WHO World Health Assembly 70, was the opening venue for the launch of Global Network for Health in All Policies on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. ...Read More »

Why Investments in Frontline Health Workers Matter: Preventing needless deaths through trusted healthcare relationships

 This guest post has been co-authored by Samalie Kitooleko, Nurse In-Charge of Uganda Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry & and Belinda Ngongo, Global Health Leaders Fellow, Public Health Institute. Samalie is a recipient of the Heroines of Health Award 2017, and Belinda is a part of GHC’s delegation to the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA70) Samalie...Read More »

Gutting Global Health Programs Serves No One

Washington, DC (May 23, 2017) — Today the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 that contains a 26 percent decrease in global health funding at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State, as well as the elimination of development assistance. In addition, cuts were recommended...Read More »

WHA Side-Event: Enabling Global Health Security Through Health Systems Strengthening: Perspectives from Women Leaders

This blog post was written by WHA Delegate Anne Bell, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention. As Tina Flores of Rabin Martin opened the panel on Enabling Global Health Security Through Health Systems Strengthening: Perspectives from Women Leaders, it was heartening to hear her tell the back story of how the panel came to...Read More »

WHA Side-Event: Attacks on healthcare. Where do we stand one year after the adoption of United Nations Security Council resolution 2286?

This post was written by GHC Board Member and WHA Delegate Len Rubenstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Chair, Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. Assaults on health workers and facilities in conflict has reached such crisis proportions that just before she was to give her opening address to the...Read More »

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