By Dr. Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council
In 2000, the world set out ambitious goals to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), one was specifically focused on improving maternal health, with the target to reduce by three-quarters the maternal mortality rate...Read More »
This blog was cross-posted from FSG and written by David Garfunkel.
The cast at last week’s “No Ceilings: Not There Yet” event put on by the Clinton Foundation was impressive. Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Melinda Gates, and America Ferrera all spoke eloquently, highlighting advances in gender equality and areas for continued...Read More »
On March 16, 2015, Global Health Council (GHC) released, “Taking Stock: Why U.S. Investments in Global Health Matter,” an online briefing book for members of U.S. Congress and their staff. The briefing book comprises briefs on crucial global health issues, such as health systems strengthening, malaria, vaccines and immunization, and...Read More »
By Jeffrey Starke, MD, FAAP, liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases
Despite the availability of inexpensive diagnostic tests, curative and preventive therapies, and the widespread use of the BCG vaccines, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality among children, and its lack of...Read More »
Making Broad-Spectrum Sexual & Reproductive Health Prevention A Reality Through Collaboration
This guest post was written by Bethany Young Holt, PhD, MPH
Imagine the global health impact if women who want to prevent a pregnancy had contraception that also prevented sexually transmitted infection (STIs) including HIV. Not only would such products expand...Read More »
This blog was cross-posted from International Medical Corps.
In Kenya, a woman is burdened with the important chore of collecting, managing, transporting and storing water. This can be an incredibly challenging task in Samburu County in northern Kenya, one of the driest areas of the country often plagued by water shortages. Sometimes...Read More »
This blog was cross-posted from International Medical Corps and wrttien by Jenna Montgomery.
Children are among the most vulnerable during and after an emergency. When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, countless children living in remote communities were left cut off from critical health care services. International Medical Corps...Read More »
The blog was cross-posted from International Medical Corps.
Afghanistan suffers from one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world with approximately 1,600 out of every 100,000 Afghan mothers dying while giving birth or because of related complications (UNICEF). Many of these deaths could be prevented by having a skilled birth...Read More »
This blog was cross-posted from FSG and co-written by Christina Hooson, Sonja Patscheke, and Kate Tallant.
As we approach September 2015 when world leaders will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide the post-2015 Development Agenda, questions of how and who will implement them are increasingly dominating discussions. It is clear that...Read More »
5 Insights on Leading Successful Private Nonprofit Global Health Partnerships
This blog was cross-posted from K4Health’s Blog. Written by Leslie Heyer, Founder & President, Cycle Technologies.
Historically, it has been a challenge for the private sector and nonprofits to successfully partner. Each side tended to distrust the other’s intentions, and the goals were...Read More »
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 »
On Thursday, January 22, Bill and Melinda Gates released their Annual Letter.
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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 »
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 »
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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 »