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Are Complex Global Health Partnerships Worth It? In Peru, a Resounding “Yes.”

This blog was cross-posted from Chemonics and written by Ellen Eiseman This week at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the Global Health Council, FSG and Chemonics hosted a session addressing the question: Are Complex Global Health Partnerships Worth It? Before the audience got comfortable and the speakers took their seats at the...Read More »

Citizens Hearings Come to World Health Assembly

This guest post was provided by White Ribbon Alliance and written by Brigid McConville Watch a short film about the Citizens’ Hearings. “We’ve got a gap of political accountability in the global process of the World Health Assembly. We can shine a light on what they are doing.” Thus spoke Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The...Read More »


This guest post was written by Gillian Franklin, MD, MPH, PhD, Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Plenary session on Tuesday, 19 May 2015, day two of the 68th WHA as the honorable delegates address the Assembly. May 18, 2015: The excitement filled my heart as I walked...Read More »

World Health Assembly: Civil Society and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Health

This blog was cross-posted from Leadership, Management & Governance Project and written by Jason Wright, Project Director I am pleased to be in Geneva for the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA). On May 18 (Monday), I attended a workshop entitled Moving the Health Goal Forward: Civil Society Action on Indicators, Measurement, and Accountability sponsored by: Action for Global...Read More »

GHC Submits Statements to the Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly (WHA)

This year, GHC submitted seven statements to the WHA in collaboration with a member organizations. These statements can be found below (corresponding to their agenda items). All submitted statements will be recorded in the WHA’s final record. 11.2 Framework of engagement with non-State actors 14.1 Monitoring the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development...Read More »

68th World Health Assembly Student Delegation Blog Collection

UCLA graduate students on the Global Health Council attending the World Health Assembly for the first time. From left to right: Marina Acosta, Smita Patil, Lucy Pagel, Robin Blythe, Nicole Porter, Ella Koosis, Christine Tran, Aleksandra Van Loggerenberg, and Jason Williamson. By Joshua Morris, GHC WHA Delegate and MPH Candidate at...Read More »

In Pictures: WHA #YouthLead Side Event

This blog was cross-posted from Leadership, Management & Governance Project and written by Sarah Lindsay, Technical Officer A side event of the World Health Assembly, Youth Lead: Setting Priorities for Adolescent Health brought together young leaders, policy makers, and diverse stakeholders for a dynamic discussion on meaningful youth participation in decision-making at local and international levels....Read More »

Young Leaders call for training, data, and more than just a spot at the table to improve adolescent health

This blog was cross-posted from Leadership, Management & Governance Project and written by Sarah Lindsay, Technical Officer “Age is not an issue when it comes to experience and knowledge,” Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliverstated at Youth Lead: Setting Priorities for Adolescent Health. The World Health Assembly side event wrapped up almost two weeks...Read More »

Reflecting on the Future of Global Health 2015

This blog was cross-posted from the Global Health Impressions Program and written by Molly Biehl, CFHI Alumni Advisory Board Member When I moved to Washington, D.C. two years ago, I anticipated a lot of buzz around global health, but coming from the intimate public health community in Portland, Oregon, I could have never imagined...Read More »

Respectful Care: a new term for the family-centered approach that women have been requesting

This is a guest post provided by John Snow, Inc. and written by Natalia Vartapetova, Global and Eurasian Technical Health Specialist Family in Russia after a delivery in a health facility supporting family-centered care. One of the strategies to reduce maternal mortality worldwide is to encourage the use of health facilities during birth by...Read More »

The Heart of the Matter

This is a guest post provided by John Snow, Inc. and written by Bolaji Fapohunda, PhD[1]; Nosakhare Orobaton, MBBS, DrPh Did you know that more than one in ten Nigerian women gives birth at home without a doctor, a skilled birth attendant (SBA), or even an unskilled relative? Indeed, more than...Read More »

TFGH15 – The Future of Global Health is Bright Indeed

This blog was cross-posted from Global Health Fellows Program II and written by David Godsted Being relatively new not only to GHFP-II, but also to the field of Global Health – I’ve spent nearly 15 years in various development positions overseas, and while my last position was in support of refugee resettlement, our...Read More »

Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly Plenary Session: Two Themes Emerge

By Lucy Pagel, GHC WHA Delegate and MPH Candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Director-General Dr Margaret Chan on day two of the World Health Assembly, Tuesday, 19 May 2015. WHO/Violaine Martin After weeks of anticipation, I arrived to the Palais des Nations early on Monday morning to witness the opening...Read More »

Know Your SDGs: Where is Health in the Sustainable Development Goals?

By Dr. Oscar Cordon and Pauline Lee, Chemonics International  The proposed health goal has nine targets covering everything from maternal and child health to environmental health. 2015 is a significant year for the future of international development. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are not only expiring, but also consultations for the incoming...Read More »

The Power of Partnership in Global Health

By Elizabeth McGehee, Health Practice Manager, Chemonics International  This week, as you all may know, Chemonics is currently attending the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. What you may not know is that Chemonics is but one organization of more than 50 being represented in the Global Health Council’s delegation, which is...Read More »

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