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Health Workers Count in Leadership and Management

This blog was cross-posted from the Leadership, Management & Governance Project, and written by Jason Wright, Project Director.  On September 22 in New York, I represented Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project at a Johnson & Johnson (J&J)-sponsored event entitled “Leadership and Management Training:...Read More »

Accountability in Global Health: What works, what doesn’t, and what we need to do about it

A side-event at the UN General Assembly, and two new reports, shine the light on accountability processes at the global, regional, national, and sub-national levels. Spoiler alert: civil society engagement in countries is critical. Christine Sow, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council Lola Dare, President and Chief Executive, CHESTRAD Nejla Liias,...Read More »

BREAKING: Bipartisan Frontline Health Workers Resolution Introduced by Reps. Lowey, Crenshaw

This blog was cross-posted from Frontline Health Workers Coalition and written by Scott Weathers, IntraHealth International and Frontline Health Workers Coalition Reps. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) introduced H. Res. 419, “Recognizing the Importance of Frontline Health Workers” today in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to the WHO, as of...Read More »

The Global Health Movement Needs The Voices Of Those Affected By NCDs

This blog was cross-posted from Health Affairs Blog, and written by GHC Board Members, Loyce Pace and Paurvi Bhatt Cancer. Diabetes. Heart Disease. Alzheimer’s. Many people read about these chronic health conditions and imagine people in wealthy countries like the US and UK trying to manage them. The truth is that...Read More »

Health Financing: Unpacking Trends in ODA for Health -- Webinar Recap

On September 2, GHC co-hosted a webinar with Action for Global Health (AfGH) on Official Development Assistance (ODA) and financing in global health. During the webinar, Marco Simonelli, Joachim Ruppel, and Tim Roosen from AfGH presented their report “Health Financing: Unpacking Trends in ODA for Health”, which analyzes and compares...Read More »

We Can’t Achieve Health Goals for Women Without Women Leaders

This blog was written by Dr. Christine Sow, GHC President and Executive Director, and cross-posted from Chemonics For months we have been talking about and planning for the “post-2015 era.” Now it is just around the corner, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ready to be adopted in September. While discussion thus...Read More »

Climate Change Adaptation and Population Dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for Policy Makers

Global climate change trends indicate that even with mitigation efforts, our planet will continue warming into the next century, leading to more extreme climate conditions and weather events. The Latin America and Caribbean region is particularly vulnerable to some of the most challenging aspects of climate change—sea-level rise affecting coastal...Read More »

Help us advocate to save moms and kids around the world!

Since 1990, nearly 100 million children around the world have been saved due to global efforts to reduce child mortality, and maternal deaths have been cut nearly in half. The US government has played a large role in this great success story. Yet still, each day, more than 17,000 children’s lives...Read More »

Six Reasons Ministries of Finance Should Invest in Health Workers

This blog was cross-posted from VITAL and written by Misrak Makonnen and Kate Tulenko Last week’s high-level talks about human resources for health in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, resulted in the Addis Ababa Call to Action on financing the health workforce, signed by the nine ministries of health that participated. The call to action...Read More »

Data as a critical component of the new financing paradigm for sustainable development

By Dr. Christine Sow, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council Data, measurement and accountability have been front and center at the recent UN Financing for Development Conference (FfD). On Wednesday, July 15 I participated in a morning event – extremely well attended despite the early hour – “Harnessing the Data...Read More »

Ahead of the Curve for Financing for Development: Innovations in Health Financing

By Dr. Christine Sow, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council Addis Ababa was the setting last week of the third UN Financing for Development Conference (FfD). A diverse mix of constituencies were represented here – all focused on financing the Sustainable Development Goals, all representing constituency perspectives they believe key...Read More »

Migrant Workers’ Right to Health: A Global Advocacy Agenda

This blog was cross-posted from the Institute for Human Rights and Business  Migrant workers face many inequities. Yet health is a fundamental right – and systemic violations do real harm to workers, communities and companies themselves. Recent headlines describing the plight of thousands of migrants drowning at sea as they tried to...Read More »

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) for Every Women and Every Child: A Paradigm Shift in Development Financing

Steve Lewis/RESULTS UKThis guest blog was written by Megan Wilson-Jones, Policy Advocacy Officer (Child Health & Vaccines) at RESULTS UK RESULTS UK is an international NGO that uses advocacy and campaigning to bring an end to extreme poverty.  We seek to make change in the world by utilising a combination of Grassroots advocacy,...Read More »

The shifting sands of health

This guest blog was written by Jim Calverley, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Child Health) at RESULTS UK Kenya is one of many developing countries that has recently graduated from being a low income country (LIC) to a lower middle income country (LMIC). This should be a good thing – middle income countries...Read More »

Progress and Perseverance: Reflections on World Population Day

This blog was cross-posted from Chemonics and written by James Griffin, Director in Chemonics’ Health Practice. A health worker in the Philippines explains the contraceptive pill. About 225 million women in developing countries want to prevent pregnancy but are not using effective contraceptives. World Population Day (July 11) is a time for us...Read More »

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