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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. ...Read More »

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 decade-plus decline...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 consultation was...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. There were...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 U.S....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 by States...Read More »

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

U.S. Global Health Funding, FY 2001-FY 2015This 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 policy? What are...Read More »

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 »

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 McDermidLONDON (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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) celebrates new worldwide commitments...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. Testimony 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 you for the opportunity to testify today on the...Read More »

Scaling up Neglected Tropical Disease and Nutrition Interventions to Help the World’s Poor

This guest post was written by Michelle Brooks, Policy Director for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.  Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the most common diseases among the world’s poor. NTDs not only hinder childhood growth and development, but they also cause, aggravate and intensify the loss of key nutrients, especially Vitamin A...Read More »

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