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Certification of the 2015 Global Health Council Board of Directors Ratification

Certification of the 2015 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 January 15, 2016. At the close of the ratification, 37 ballots were received. All 37 ballots were received electronically via SurveyMonkey. There were...Read More »

Life without health insurance - why we need to protect the most vulnerable

By Dr. Christine Sow, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council. Original source: The Guardian. Achieving universal health coverage in developing countries has been a dream for years. Dr. Christine Sow explores where progress is happening. A mother cares for her daughter suffering from malaria in a hospital in Amuria, Uganda. Photograph:...Read More »

USAID panel emphasizes importance of strong health systems in supporting healthy families

This blog post was written by Alissa Dresie, Global Health Council Intern On January 21, The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), a USAID program focused on strengthening  health systems and ending preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation, hosted Strong Health Systems Support Healthy Families, a half day event. The...Read More »

IMA World Health Helps Women ‘Overcome’ SGBV in Eastern DR Congo

This guest blog was provided by IMA World Health Involving women in decision-making bodies is necessary for the sustainable development of communities. However, women in the Democratic Republic of Congo are often overwhelmed with ensuring their own survival due to violence and frequent pregnancies, which keeps them in poverty. Survivors perform for...Read More »

WaterAid leads effort to provide water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities in Mali

This success story was provided by GHC member, WaterAid In January 2015, with the support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and in partnership with the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WaterAid began a three-year initiative to improve access to drinking water and sanitation in...Read More »

Takeaways from the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Learning Event Debrief Webinar

On Tuesday, December 15, GHC hosted a webinar debriefing session on the most recent Global Financing Facility Learning Event and Civil Society (CS) pre-meeting around Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), which occurred in November 14-16 in Nairobi, Kenya. The speakers were Monique Vledder from the World Bank GFF...Read More »

Shruti Program by Medtronic

This blog was provided by Medtronic. This program recieved a plaque of commendation in the Innovation/Technology to Improve Health category of the 2015 GHC-GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards.  According to the World Health Organization, more than 360 million people around the globe suffer from disabling hearing loss — nearly 5.3 percent of...Read More »

Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations Update (as of December 16, 2015)

Early Wednesday morning, Congress released the text for the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Omnibus bill, which includes funding for global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Total known funding for global health programs...Read More »

What does behavior have to do with it?

This guest blog was cross-posted from CARE, and written by Chris Galavotti Sr. Director SRMH, CARE The science around what to deliver in maternal and newborn health is well-established, but the science on how to do it, effectively and efficiently, is not. Insights from behavioral and social science could help us move from what to...Read More »

LifeSpring Hospitals

This blog was provided by LifeSpring Pvt. Ltd. This program recieved a plaque of commendation in the Core Business Competencies category of the 2015 GHC-GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards.  Since 2005 LifeSpring has taken on the challenge to provide high quality maternal and child health care at affordable rates for India’s low-income...Read More »

Worker Health as a Workplace Management Issue: New Guidelines for Companies

This blog was  provided by GHC Member, Population Council and cross-posted from BSR. Written by Maria Pontes, BSR and David Wofford, The Evidence Project/RAISE Health. “They know what to do.” That’s the typical answer when you ask factory managers about whether they spend time managing the nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers in...Read More »

Summary of meeting on ‘strengthening international cooperation on noncommunicable diseases’

Summary of the dialogue meeting organized by the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of  Noncommunicable Diseases (GCMNCD) on ‘strengthening international cooperation on noncommunicable diseases’ November 30 – December 1, Geneva, Executive Boardroom, WHO By Pierre Roca, Novo Nordisk A/S Overview: The Imbalance On November 30 and December 1 the GCM-NCD...Read More »

MomConnect by Johnson & Johnson

This blog was provided by Johnson & Johnson. This program recieved a plaque of commendation in the Innovation/Technology to Improve Health category of the 2015 GHC-GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards.  Launched in 2014, MomConnect is a South African National Department of Health initiative that uses mobile technology to educate and empower new...Read More »

Women Leaders in Global Health Initiatives Sparks Thoughtful Conversation on Inclusion

This guest blog was cross-posted from Global Health Fellows Program II, and written by Stacy Terrell. The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II recently participated in the Global Health Landscape Symposium where the Global Health Council (GHC) launched the Women Leaders in Global Health Initiative (WLGHI). This event brought together thought leaders...Read More »


A small GHC delegation attended the GCM-NCD Dialogue from November 30 – December 1 on how to strengthen international cooperation on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases within the framework of North–South, South–South and triangular cooperation. GHC delegate Pierre Roca of Novo Nordisk captures the two-day meeting in his blog post. ...Read More »

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