The Collective Voice (GHC’s Blog)

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NCD Child’s Approach to Advocacy: Putting Children First

This guest post was written by, Jonathan D Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP, Executive Director, NCD Child, a a global multi-stakeholder coalition championing the rights and needs of children, adolescents, and young people living with or at risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCD Child is a member of the Global Health Council. NCD Child...Read More »

Defeating malaria through pharmaceutical systems strengthening

This guest post has been provided by GHC-member Management Sciences for Health (MSH). MSH works with health leaders throughout the world on global health’s biggest challenges, with a focus on HIV & AIDS, TB, malaria, chronic diseases, family planning,  and maternal and child health. A technician tests a child for malaria...Read More »


This post was written by Anupama Varma, Communications Associate at Global Health Council. The panel of speakers at the event. “A disease outbreak anywhere is a risk everywhere.” – Dr. Tom Frieden, former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In today’s world, when diseases can reach American borders in...Read More »

5 Reasons to Attend the Fall 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference

This guest post has been provided by GHC-member CORE Group. CORE Group helps governments and NGOs effectively reach the community level, integrate community strategies into the national health plan, and respond to new and emerging health issues that arise.  Panelists enjoy a light moment during the “Child Health Policy and Programming...Read More »

Advocacy Update ~ August 7, 2017

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate at Global Health Council. FY18 Appropriations: House Appropriations Committee Approves Bills In mid-July, the House Appropriations committee approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 State and Foreign Operations bill, which includes funding for USAID, State Department and other international...Read More »

Statement in Support of Extending the Global Health Security Agenda Beyond 2019

The Global Health Council, Global Health Security Agenda Consortium, Global Health Security Agenda Private Sector Roundtable, and Next Generation Global Health Security Network represent an international membership of over 100 organizations and companies operating in over 150 countries dedicated to achieving a world safe and secure from threats posed by...Read More »

Tips for Tedros from Civil Society

In July, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus began his tenure as the new Director General (DG) of the World Health Organization (WHO). Prior to taking office, Global Health Council (GHC) and partners hosted a World Health Assembly (WHA70) side-event, “Priorities for the Next WHO Director General” to discuss which items the...Read More »

Advocacy Update ~ July 10, 2017

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager at Global Health Council. FY18 Appropriations Capitol Hill was quiet last week because of the July 4th holiday. There is talk that the House State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee will hold a hearing to markup the FY18 appropriations bill in mid-July, with the...Read More »

Why Global Health Security: GHC’s Global Health Security Roundtable Relaunches

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager at Global Health Council. A health care worker in Monrovia, Liberia, cares for a young Ebola patient. © 2014 Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post, Courtesy of Photoshare We live in a highly interconnected world in which goods and people cross borders daily. We also live...Read More »

A Long Awaited Commitment to Tackling Dementia

This post was written by Assumpta Nantume, Communications Associate at Global Health Council. At the 70th World Health Assembly in May this year, member states and delegates endorsed a Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia. This pivotal moment followed 10 years of continued conversation, advocacy, and calls...Read More »

Fighting Big Diseases with Little Computers

This guest post was written by Jordan Coriza , Media Relations Manager and Content Editor, Management Sciences for Health (MSH). It was originally published on MSH’s website. Photo Credit: Fabrice Duhal   HOW HEALTH WORKERS USE TECHNOLOGY TO COMBAT ILLNESS Treatments for diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and HIV are lengthy and complex. Medications need to...Read More »

Working with Employers in India to Fight the Diabetes Epidemic

This guest post has been provided by GHC-member Arogya World. Arogya World is an award-winning global health non-profit working to address noncommunicable diseases by promoting healthy living. A Group Photo of Arogya World’s Platinum Winners Vijay Sharma* was walking to his car from work one day when he started to experience shortness...Read More »


GHC Participates in Delegation to CDC Last week, Global Health Council (GHC) co-led a small delegation of 15 members and partners to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the course of two days, delegates met with CDC leadership, participated in discussions with division directors, and toured the...Read More »

Seeking Today’s Midwifery Pioneers for Johnson & Johnson's GenH Challenge 

This post was written by Alice Lin Fabiano, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact. A good idea can come from anyone, anywhere. Looking at the history of midwifery, we see that good ideas often come from people providing care every day in communities and clinics around the world. The ways in which...Read More »

Advocacy Update - June 19, 2017

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, Global Health Council. FY18 Hearings and USAID Administrator Nomination Hearing Part of Busy Week on Capitol Hill Last week was a busy one on Capitol Hill. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified at four separate hearings on the proposed FY18 budget for...Read More »

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