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Food for thought: How nutritional programming can ease the burden of HIV/AIDS in Uganda

This guest post was provided by Tahiya Alam, Cardno Emerging Markets The United States remains at the forefront of increasing global trends targeting nutrition as a vital component for global health programming. In its far-reaching 2014-2025 Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) reaffirms its commitment to global nutrition...Read More »

Five things to know about the first-ever global progress report on universal health coverage

This blog was cross-posted from The World Bank and written by GHC Board Member Robert Marten  Last Friday, I had the privilege of attending the launch of a new global report that provides the clearest picture to date of countries’ progress moving toward universal health coverage (UHC). UHC is critical for building...Read More »

From West Africa to South Korea, No Pause between Outbreaks

This blog was cross-posted from IntraHealth International and written by Allison Annette Foster and Aanjalie Collure As nurses prepare to gather in Seoul, South Korea, later this week for the annual International Council of Nursing’s 2015 Conference, the country is experiencing an alarming outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS...Read More »

Sharing Strategies for Integrating Maternal and Newborn Care: Strengthening the Continuum

This guest blog was written by Amy Boldosser-Boesch, Interim President and CEO of Family Care International (FCI) The global health community gathered on Tuesday evening, May 19 to recognize the importance of integrating maternal and newborn care and to celebrate the release of the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) Progress Report May...Read More »

How Do We Measure Success in Health in the Post-2015 Agenda?

This blog was cross-posted from Chemonics and written by Dr. Oscar Cordon. Today, a global summit begins in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to measure health results in the next set of development goals. As we move ever-closer to defining shared health goals for post-2015 development agenda, we must also take the time...Read More »

Are Complex Global Health Partnerships Worth It? In Peru, a Resounding “Yes.”

This blog was cross-posted from Chemonics and written by Ellen Eiseman This week at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the Global Health Council, FSG and Chemonics hosted a session addressing the question: Are Complex Global Health Partnerships Worth It? Before the audience got comfortable and the speakers took their seats at the...Read More »

Citizens Hearings Come to World Health Assembly

This guest post was provided by White Ribbon Alliance and written by Brigid McConville Watch a short film about the Citizens’ Hearings. “We’ve got a gap of political accountability in the global process of the World Health Assembly. We can shine a light on what they are doing.” Thus spoke Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The...Read More »


This guest post was written by Gillian Franklin, MD, MPH, PhD, Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Plenary session on Tuesday, 19 May 2015, day two of the 68th WHA as the honorable delegates address the Assembly. May 18, 2015: The excitement filled my heart as I walked...Read More »

World Health Assembly: Civil Society and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Health

This blog was cross-posted from Leadership, Management & Governance Project and written by Jason Wright, Project Director I am pleased to be in Geneva for the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA). On May 18 (Monday), I attended a workshop entitled Moving the Health Goal Forward: Civil Society Action on Indicators, Measurement, and Accountability sponsored by: Action for Global...Read More »

GHC Submits Statements to the Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly (WHA)

This year, GHC submitted seven statements to the WHA in collaboration with a member organizations. These statements can be found below (corresponding to their agenda items). All submitted statements will be recorded in the WHA’s final record. 11.2 Framework of engagement with non-State actors 14.1 Monitoring the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development...Read More »

68th World Health Assembly Student Delegation Blog Collection

UCLA graduate students on the Global Health Council attending the World Health Assembly for the first time. From left to right: Marina Acosta, Smita Patil, Lucy Pagel, Robin Blythe, Nicole Porter, Ella Koosis, Christine Tran, Aleksandra Van Loggerenberg, and Jason Williamson. By Joshua Morris, GHC WHA Delegate and MPH Candidate at...Read More »

In Pictures: WHA #YouthLead Side Event

This blog was cross-posted from Leadership, Management & Governance Project and written by Sarah Lindsay, Technical Officer A side event of the World Health Assembly, Youth Lead: Setting Priorities for Adolescent Health brought together young leaders, policy makers, and diverse stakeholders for a dynamic discussion on meaningful youth participation in decision-making at local and international levels....Read More »

Young Leaders call for training, data, and more than just a spot at the table to improve adolescent health

This blog was cross-posted from Leadership, Management & Governance Project and written by Sarah Lindsay, Technical Officer “Age is not an issue when it comes to experience and knowledge,” Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliverstated at Youth Lead: Setting Priorities for Adolescent Health. The World Health Assembly side event wrapped up almost two weeks...Read More »

Reflecting on the Future of Global Health 2015

This blog was cross-posted from the Global Health Impressions Program and written by Molly Biehl, CFHI Alumni Advisory Board Member When I moved to Washington, D.C. two years ago, I anticipated a lot of buzz around global health, but coming from the intimate public health community in Portland, Oregon, I could have never imagined...Read More »

Respectful Care: a new term for the family-centered approach that women have been requesting

This is a guest post provided by John Snow, Inc. and written by Natalia Vartapetova, Global and Eurasian Technical Health Specialist Family in Russia after a delivery in a health facility supporting family-centered care. One of the strategies to reduce maternal mortality worldwide is to encourage the use of health facilities during birth by...Read More »

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