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IMA cheers recognition of non-state actors at World Health Assembly

This post was provided by GHC member, IMA World Health, and written by Theresa Nyamupachitu, Health Systems Strengthening Advisor. They were the busiest six days in Geneva and probably in the world as 194 countries converged for The 69th World Health Assembly. This was a moment set for world health leaders to...Read More »

Finding Common Ground to Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes in People’s Republic of China

This guest post was provided by GHC member, the American Heart Association. Ministry of Science and Technology Director General JIN Xiaoming and AHA International VP, Michael Hulley (center) and representatives from the China Social Assistance Foundation meet to celebrate the CPR training program in China. Without a change, deaths from heart disease and...Read More »

WLGHI at WHA69

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GHC Member Spotlight: Jhpiego

This post was provided by GHC Member, Jhpiego Jhpiego is an international health non-profit and affiliate of Johns Hopkins University whose mission is to prevent the needless deaths of women and families. For more than 42 years and in 150 countries, Jhpiego has partnered with governments, health ministries, professional organizations, educational...Read More »

FY17 Appropriations Update

Earlier this week the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up the State, Foreign Operations and Other Related Agencies fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill. Global Health funding saw a modest 6% increase, with increases for TB, malaria, and maternal and child health (primarily due to an increase in funding to Gavi). The...Read More »

GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 16.4 - Addressing the global shortages of medicines, and the safety and accessibility of children’s medication

GHC, in collaboration with AAP, EGPAF, and PATH, would like to address agenda item 16.4. We share WHO Secretariat’s concerns about shortages of essential medicines for children. Children have distinct pharmacotherapy needs related to drug administration, medicine-related toxicity, and taste preferences, and require medicine formulas that are tailored to their ages,...Read More »

GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 14.4 - Global action plan on antimicrobial resistance

Chairperson, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, and colleagues, GHC in collaboration with PATH would like to take this opportunity to highlight several issues for your consideration regarding agenda item 14.5. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) anticipates the world will be polio-free by 2019. While global leaders rally to safely complete polio eradication,...Read More »

GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 13.3 - Operational plan to take forward the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

Thank you the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of GHC and AAP. The report on implementation appropriately highlights the importance of what are described as “new challenges”: early child development; adolescent health; the health of women, children and adolescents in humanitarian and fragile settings; and multi-sectoral responses to...Read More »

GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 12.4 - Prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases

Chairperson, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, colleagues: Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of the Global Health Council and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We strongly support implementing the road map of national commitments to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Among these are commitments to...Read More »

GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 12.3 - Draft global plan of action on violence

Chairperson, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, colleagues: Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of the Global Health Council and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We strongly support the recommendation to urge Member States to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to...Read More »

GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 12.2 - Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

Chairperson, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, colleagues: Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of the Global Health Council and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We applaud this report for adopting a life-course approach to ending obesity. Many countries now suffer from the “double burden” of malnutrition—growing numbers...Read More »

GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 12.1 - Maternal, infant and young child nutrition

The Global Health Council in collaboration with 1,000 Days urges the World Health Assembly to support the resolution to strongly endorse the WHO Guidance to End Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children. The Guidance puts forward evidence-based, common sense recommendations which will protect the wellbeing of mothers and...Read More »

GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 14.6 - WHO response in severe, large-scale emergencies

Honorable Chair and Members of the Assembly, Thank you for the opportunity to address the WHO response to severe large-scale emergencies.  I am speaking on behalf of the Global Heath Council and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, which is comprised of more than 30 health, civil society and professional organizations...Read More »

GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 15.1 - Draft global health sector strategies

Global Health Council, in collaboration with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, welcomes the HIV Strategy’s call for fast-tracking the health sector elements of the HIV response through “renewed political commitment, additional resources, and technical and programmatic innovations.” We are pleased that the Strategy prioritizes eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission as a...Read More »

Accountability for RMNCAH in India: The Critical Role of Civil Society

This blog was cross-posted from Mental Health Task Force, and written by Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India, and Nejla Liias, President and Founder, Global Health Visions With the 2015 launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health, and the Global Financing Facility (GFF),...Read More »

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