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WHO, European Regional Conference 2016

This guest blog was provided by GHC member, Pamela Namenyi, FNP, PNP Yesterday wrapped up the 66th European WHO Regional Conference with 53 member states represented by high level representatives and health ministers from across Europe. Dr. Margaret Chan joined the meetings Wednesday and Thursday as discussions continued. Presentations and discussions began...Read More »

Congress Returns After Summer Recess

Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week to deal with Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) appropriations and funding the domestic response to Zika. With fewer than 20 days remaining in the Congressional schedule before the election and FY16 ending on September 30, little time remains for Congress to address these issues....Read More »

A Strategy to Deliver a Fit-For-Purpose Global Health Workforce

By Vince Blaser, Director, Frontline Health Workers Coalition The placards went from horizontal to vertical—indicating their nation wished to speak. One after another—from Guinea to Switzerland, Thailand to the United States—they spoke with impassioned tones about the centrality of strategically addressing the health workforce gaps exasperatingly standing in the way of...Read More »

Committed to serving the most vulnerable in South Sudan

This blog was written by GHC member IMA World Health (IMA). IMA’s work in South Sudan is funded by Global Fund/Population Services International, Global Fund/UNDP, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, UK’s Department for International Development/Mott MacDonald, UNFPA, and World Bank/South Sudan Ministry of Health. In the midst of ongoing violence in...Read More »

Demystifying Data Workshop Toolkit

The Guttmacher Institute and The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have introduced the Demystifying Data Workshop Toolkit. This toolkit has been designed to improve advocates’ ability to understand and use data in their work so that they can best address the sexual and reproductive health needs of the most vulnerable...Read More »

HarvestPlus Uses Bio-fortification to Combat Malnutrition

This guest post was provided by GHC member, HarvestPlus In 2015, HarvestPlus and partners produced and delivered over 200 metric tons of zinc rice seed to more than 40,000 farming households in Bangladesh. This rice, which can provide consumers with up to 60% of their daily zinc needs, reached an additional...Read More »

Accelerating the start of appropriate TB treatment in Odesa

 This member spotlight story was provided by Chemonics Ukraine’s Odesa Oblast (region) has one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) and TB/HIV co-infection burden in the country. The situation is complicated by the spread of drug resistance. In 2014 alone, 674 new multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases were detected in the oblast. The molecular diagnostic...Read More »

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Process Is Underway

Although the timeline for the budget process for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) is pushed back due to the elections, GHC, in coordination with the global health advocacy community, this week submitted its recommendations for key global health accounts to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In a non-election year,...Read More »

Organizations Make WASH a Top Priority

By Andrew Cooney, Global Health Council  In the wake of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), great strides were made in the area of improved access to clean water. However, this success did not, unfortunately, translate when it came to sanitation and hygiene.[i] As a result, last year when the Sustainable Development Goals...Read More »

From DC to Atlanta: Becoming Better Advocates for CDC Global Health Programs on Capitol Hill

This blog was written by the GHC/PATH Delegation to CDC Delegation to CDC (Danielle Heiberg, GHC) Last month, Global Health Council (GHC) and PATH led a delegation of global health advocates to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. Since the founding of CDC more than 70 years...Read More »

AIDS 2016: A reason for optimism for TB advocates

This blog was cross-posted from Action Global Health Advocacy Partnership, and written by David Bryden As a tuberculosis (TB) advocate attending the International AIDS Conference, I am used to TB seeming quite extraneous to the burning issues that animate most activists, leaders and the media attending the meetings. Despite being responsible for...Read More »

REPORT: All Women, All Rights, Sex Workers Included: U.S. Foreign Assistance and the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Female Sex Workers

The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) recently released a brand new report, “All Women, All Rights, Sex Workers Included: U.S. Foreign Assistance and the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Female Sex Workers.” The report was launched last week before the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The report...Read More »

Breastfeeding’s role in sustainable development

This blog was cross-posted from IMA World Health Photo credit: IMA World Health Nutrition plays a significant role in children’s health and well-being. In fact, UNICEF estimates that nearly half of all deaths of children under 5 years are attributable to poor nutrition. It’s something we can change that’s within our grasp,...Read More »

CDC at the Forefront of the Fight Against Zika Virus

This guest post was provided by GHC Partner, Aid & International Development Forum CDC Director Tom Frieden to speak at Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 The 2015-16 Zika epidemic has seen the virus spread throughout South America and into Central and North America. In February 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health...Read More »

Global Financing Facility (GFF) June Investors Group (IG) Meeting Debrief Webinar

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) June Investors Group (IG) Meeting Debrief Webinar, co-sponsored by GHC and PMNCH took place on July 19.  If interested, you may review and share the links below with your colleagues below:  Recording: Presentation:  On GHC’s GFF webpage you can find more details about the GFF, including supporting documents and updates.  Stay tuned to our...Read More »

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