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Global Health Security: Why Women Matter

Maternal child health This guest post was written by Katherine C. Bond, Vice President International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP is a member of...Read More »

Summary of 'Introduction to the World Health Assembly: A Briefing for Delegates'

This post was written by Individual GHC Member and WHA Delegate Joseph Harris. Photo credit: Joseph Harris On Sunday, May 21, the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute and United Nations Foundation co-hosted their annual briefing for World Health Assembly (WHA) delegates. Ilona Kickbusch, the Director of the Global Health Centre at...Read More »

GHC NEWS FLASH: GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP 5/15/2017

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States Report Released The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics is releasing a report today on Global Health and the Future Role of the United States. In the report, the project committee makes the case for global health in light of...Read More »

A Silent Majority: Civil Society & the Election of a New World Health Organization Director-General

This post was written by Loyce Pace, MPH, President and Executive Director of Global Health Council. Final three candidates for WHO Director-General. Photos from WHO: http://www.who.int/dg/election/candidate-announcements/en/ Next week, Global Health Council (GHC) is bringing a delegation of nearly 70 of its members to attend the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva,...Read More »

Vaccines Work: Leaving No Child Behind – How Pediatricians Can Contribute to Global Vaccine Coverage

Louis Z Cooper This guest post was written by Louis Z. Cooper, MD, American Academy of Pediatrics. It originally appeared on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention blog. Today, more children are saved by vaccines than ever before, but over 19 million children are still missing out on these critical life-saving vaccines each year...Read More »

Final WHA Policy Scrum and New Delegates Webinar

Global Health Council (GHC) hosted its Final WHA Policy Scrum and New Delegates Webinar on May 9, 2017. The webinar provided an overview of GHC ‘s mission and main purpose of engagement at the Seventieth World Health Assembly, and offered a quick look at our dynamic delegation. This year, GHC...Read More »

NTI BROADENS BIOSECURITY MISSION WITH NEW INITIATIVE

This guest post has been provided by GHC-member Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). Infectious disease threats – whether naturally occurring, deliberate, or accidental – pose grave risks to human life, the global economy, and political stability. In our increasingly interconnected world, biological crises – from the 2001 anthrax attacks to the 2014...Read More »

GHC NEWS FLASH: GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP 5/01/2017

GHC Reflects on its Own First 100 Days In global health, we know benchmarks matter. They’re the difference between whether a child reaches his or her 5th birthday or dies of a vaccine-preventable illness. They signal how a health system would respond to the next pandemic or humanitarian crisis. What gets...Read More »

Advocacy Update ~ May 1, 2017

This post was written by Global Health Council Senior Advocacy Manager Danielle Heiberg. Congress Passes Short-Term CR to Keep Government Open Despite being six months into Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, Congress needs another week to finish the spending package for the year. On Friday (April 28), Congress passed a short-term Continuing...Read More »

GHC in 2017: Our First 100 Days

This post was written by Loyce Pace, MPH, Global Health Council President & Executive Director In global health, we know benchmarks matter. They’re the difference between whether a child reaches his or her 5th birthday or dies of a vaccine-preventable illness. They signal how a health system would respond to the next...Read More »

WHA Policy Scrum on U.S. Leadership and Engagement at WHA70

On April 25, Global Health Council hosted a critical discussion on the U.S. government’s priorities at the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70). The one-hour session, held via webinar, was the second in a series of WHA Policy Scrums organized by GHC in preparation for WHA70. We were honored to have special...Read More »

Home by Home: Liliane’s Tireless Fight Against Malaria

This guest post has been provided by GHC member Jhpiego. It originally appeared as a photo essay on Jhpiego’s medium blog.  Photo credit is Jhpiego/Karen Kasmauski Olivia Mboli, a single mom of five children, works on a palm oil plantation in west Cameroon, earning $32 to $42 per month. “It’s difficult to meet...Read More »

If not now, then when? Women Leading Bravely in Global Health

This guest post has been provided by GlobeMed. It was originally published on the organization’s website. Contributors: Roopa Dhatt, Alyssa Smaldino, Paurvi Bhatt, Bonnie Koenig Did you know that 80% of students in global health are women, but less than 25% go on to lead global health efforts? Evidence suggests women in...Read More »

Advocacy Update ~ April 17, 2017

By Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, Global Health Budget Update Congress is in the middle of a two-week recess and when they return on Monday, April 24, they will face the expiration of the Continuing Resolution (CR) that is currently funding federal agencies and government programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, and...Read More »

INTERACTION FORUM 2017: UNITED WE STAND

This guest post was provided by GHC-member InterAction. Planning is well underway for Forum 2017, InterAction’s annual conference taking place June 20-22 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. The forum offers more than 40 breakout sessions designed for attendees at all stages of their careers including a CEO...Read More »

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