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RESULTS' Legacy of TB Advocacy

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most pressing global health challenges of our time. Despite being preventable and curable, TB kills approximately 250,000 people a year. What’s more, curing TB requires a lengthy treatment period, which is often interrupted by poor access and adherence to therapy. Moreover, multi-drug resistant strains of TB are emerging at...Read More »

Advocacy Update ~ March 20, 2017

By Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, Global Health Council Trump’s Proposed Budget Includes Cuts to State Department and USAID On Thursday, the Trump administration released its first budget with recommendations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Known as a “skinny” budget because only topline funding recommendations for federal agencies are provided, this initial...Read More »

Cuts to UN Funding Would Cost Millions of Lives

This blog was written by GHC Board Member Kate Dodson, Vice President of Global Health for the United Nations Foundation. On March 16, the White House released an FY18 budget proposal that calls for drastic cuts to the State Department, US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other non-defense discretionary spending. This means a...Read More »

Proposed White House Budget Cuts Risk Stalling Global Health Progress

Global Health Council Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Budget Washington, DC (March 16, 2017) — Today President Donald Trump released a proposed budget that contains close to a one-third reduction in federal funding for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). These cuts will have a significant impact on foreign...Read More »

We cannot afford to leave women out

This guest post was written by Catharine Taylor, Vice President, Health Programs Group, Management Sciences for Health. Photo: Women in Malawi are increasingly engaging in sustainable ways to grow household income and end poverty. Credit: Feed the Children / Amos Gumulira The evidence is clear: to achieve progress in the world, now...Read More »

As global disease threat rises, US funding for research falls

This guest post was written by Jamie Bay Nishi, Director of the Global Health Technologies Coalition. It was originally published in The Hill. Photo Credit: Greg Nash Zika in the southern United States. Dengue fever and Chikungunya in Texas. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Wisconsin. Because of these outbreaks, many Americans are now aware of...Read More »

Yes We Can! Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science

This guest post was written by Tamika Sims, Director of Communications, International Food Information Council Foundation and originally appeared on the organization’s website. I am woman, hear me roar … about science! If you haven’t heard, women are pioneers in the world of science. To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls...Read More »


On February 15, 2017, GHC launched the Global Health Briefing Book on Capitol Hill.  Global Health Works: Maximizing U.S. Investments for Healthier and Stronger Communities is an online resource for members of U.S. Congress and their staff. This biennial publication provides a comprehensive set of statistics and impact stories illustrating how the...Read More »

Promoting Women’s Leadership in Resource-Poor Settings

This guest post was written by Dr. Adnan A. Hyder of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and originally appeared on the university website. Dr. Adnan A. Hyder was one of the keynote speakers at the 7th International Womens Leaders Summit presented by New World Concepts in Karachi, Pakistan. He is Professor...Read More »

Greater Transparency Called for in Global Health Security

This guest post was written by GHC Board Chairman Dr. Jonathan Quick and was originally published on The Huffington Post website. GHC Board Chairman Dr. Jonathan Quick No More Epidemics (NME) is calling on all countries to publish their completed assessments of national capacities to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats, known...Read More »

Cervical Cancer vs. Womankind: Game, Set, Match

A girl in Than Hoa, Vietnam, reads the leaflet provided to her before receiving the cervical cancer vaccine, as her mother anxiously awaits the procedure. © 2010 Amynah Janmohamed, Courtesy of Photoshare. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-altering experience that can be summed up in one word — fear. Irrespective...Read More »

PQM Increases the Supply of, and Affordability of, Life-Saving Anti-TB Medication

This guest post was provided by GHC member United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) promotes and supports end-to-end quality assurance across health systems in partnership with regulatory authorities, policymakers, donors, and other key stakeholders. Through multiple programs, USP provides technical assistance, workforce development, and sets standards...Read More »

Trump’s global gag rule silences doctors and midwives and harms their patients

This blog was written by Catharine Taylor and cross-posted from STAT President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, better known as the global gag rule, came as no surprise to anyone working in the field of global health. We have been through this before — in 1984, when the policy...Read More »

Global Health Council Statement on Global Gag Rule - January 26, 2017

Statement made to the global health community by Global Health Council President & Executive Director Loyce Pace, MPH on January 26, 2017.  On Monday, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy (also known as the “Global Gag Rule”). The Global Gag Rule requires that, as a condition of receiving assistance from the...Read More »

Q&A with Executive Director of Global Health Council - Women Leader in Global Health Loyce Pace

This Q&A was provided by Women in Global Health, a co-collaborator on the Women Leaders in Global Health Initiative, and originally appeared on their website. GHC President and Executive Director Loyce Pace 1. Please tell us a little about your global health career path that led you to this position as Executive Director...Read More »

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