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US Delegation Visits AIHA Biomed Project in Uganda

This guest post was written by GHC Member, American International Health Alliance (AIHA) AIHA’s PEPFAR-supported partnership is building Uganda’s capacity to train and support biomedical engineers and technicians as a way to improve health services. In the global fight against HIV/AIDS, physicians, nurses, and community health workers are on the front lines...Read More »

Raising Public Awareness Around Violence against Women

By Lanice Williams, Policy Associate, GHC “There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, and never tolerable,” UN Secretary-General Ban Kai-Moon On Friday, the world will observe the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day not only...Read More »

Oh crap, challenges to universal sanitation by 2030

By Bonnie Leko-Shapiro, Consultant, Global Health Council  World Toilet Day is tomorrow November 19. In the intersection of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and global health, this is a significant opportunity to highlight the critical need for better sanitation around the world. A new report, Overflowing Cities, The State of the...Read More »

Advocacy for Community Treatment Toolkit

This revised, updated and expanded advocacy toolkit from International Treatment Preparedness Coalition is designed to support communities to demand optimal HIV treatment. Topics covered in the Toolkit include: the science of HIV, the relationship between human rights and HIV treatment, and financing for health. It also highlights opportunities and barriers to...Read More »

Kenya Leads World’s First Nation-wide Introduction of New Child-Friendly TB Medicines

This post was provided by GHC member, TB Alliance New drugs designed to treat pediatric TB are expected to improve child survival On October 1, 2016, Kenya launched simpler and more affordable fixed dose combinations for drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB) in children. This was the first national roll out of these...Read More »

The Future of Health Financing

This blog was cross-posted from IntraHealth, and written by Pape Amadou Gaye If you had asked me back when I started my career what I found most exciting about the future of global health, I would have told you about my dream that primary health care would someday be available to...Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: Lilly Announces Ambitious New Commitment To Expand Global Access To Health Care

This guest post was provided by GHC Member, Eli Lilly and Company Company-wide goal established to provide improved access to quality health care for 30 million people in resource-limited settings by 2030   Lilly Global Health Partnership launched with new five-year, $90 million investment to address gaps in care for diabetes, cancer and tuberculosis INDIANAPOLIS,...Read More »

How Are We Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Health Workers?

This guest blog was cross-posted from Chemonics, and written by Pauline Lee, Associate in Chemonics Health Practice Providing health care during emergency situations can take its toll on health care workers. Addressing these workers’ own health needs is important to ensuring they are able to do their jobs. Earthquakes, hurricanes, epidemics, outbreaks...Read More »

The WORLD's FIRST Surgery Live Stream from MONGOLIA

This guest post was provided by GHC Member, The University of Utah On September 27, Dr. Raymond Price, from the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery, and Dr. Sandag Erdene, from the Mongolian National University of Medical Science (MNUMS), performed a laparoscopic surgery broadcast live in 360-degree/virtual reality from Töv...Read More »

Why we’re all talking data

By Assumpta Nantume, Communications Associate, Global Health Council U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the United Nation’s Social Good Summit in New York on September 19. Photo Credit: Stuart Ramson/UN Foundation At last month’s United Nation’s General Assembly (UNGA) week in New York, world leaders and development partners made a strong demonstration...Read More »

Five Ways Health Care Workers are Improving HIV Services for their Community in Malawi

This blog was originally posted by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and written by Isabel Garcia and Meria Million, EGPAF- Malawi  Olipher with her daughter, Cicilia, and twins, Silvester and Sylvia. ISABEL GARCIA, EGPAF-MALAWI. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS FoundationDespite Malawi’s success in expanding HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, the...Read More »

Strengthening the Future of the Worlds Youth: Ensuring Health Equity

By Lanice Williams, Policy Associate, Global Health Council  During the recent UN General Assembly, NCD Child, a global coalition of stakeholders focused on ensuring the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and youth with a particular focus on young people who are living with or at risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs),...Read More »

The World Commits to the AMR Fight

This blog was written by Danielle Heiberg, Advocacy Manger, Global Health Council and Matt Robinson, MA, Advocacy and Policy Officer, Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) Photo credit: Matt Robinson, GHTC For only the fourth time, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) convened a high-level meeting focused on health, which was held during...Read More »

WHO, European Regional Conference 2016

This guest blog was provided by GHC member, Pamela Namenyi, FNP, PNP Yesterday wrapped up the 66th European WHO Regional Conference with 53 member states represented by high level representatives and health ministers from across Europe. Dr. Margaret Chan joined the meetings Wednesday and Thursday as discussions continued. Presentations and discussions began...Read More »

Congress Returns After Summer Recess

Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week to deal with Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) appropriations and funding the domestic response to Zika. With fewer than 20 days remaining in the Congressional schedule before the election and FY16 ending on September 30, little time remains for Congress to address these issues....Read More »

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