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Women and Water in Kenya

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 »

International Medical Corps Fights Acute Malnutrition in Children in Philippines

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 »

Reaching Mothers in Rural Afghanistan with Lifesaving Care

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 »

Davos Roundtable on Shared Value and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

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

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 »

Gates Foundation: ONE BIG BET

On Thursday, January 22, Bill and Melinda Gates released their Annual Letter. ...Read More »

Scaling Advocacy Where it is Needed Most: Reflections on 2014 and Aspirations for 2015 and Beyond

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 »

Final GFF Consultation Report

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 »

December 2014: New Board of Directors Elected

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 »

GHC's inaugural Global Health Leadership Series Symposium

GHC hosted its first ever Global Health Leadership Series Symposium entitled, “The Future of Global Health: Defining the Multi-Sector Landscape” on Dec. 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The event was widely attended by a diverse audience, including nonprofit and business leaders. Check out some photos of the event...Read More »

Update: “Cromnibus” for FY15 Passed by Congress

Late last week Congress passed a $1.1 trillion “cromnibus” (so called because a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the Department of Homeland Security was combined with an omnibus made up of the remaining 11 appropriations bills) to fund the U.S. government through the end of FY2015. In addition to including...Read More »

New Report Examines NGO Engagement in U.S. Global Health Efforts

A new Kaiser Family Foundation report finds 135 different U.S.-based non-government organizations (NGOs) received U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding in 2013 to implement U.S. global health programs on the ground. The report aims to shed light on the extent of the role of NGOs in carrying out U.S....Read More »

Landmark United Nations General Assembly Resolution Calls for the Protection of Health Workers from Violence

This blog was cross-posted from Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. New York, U.S.A – December 15, 2014 – A resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly recognizes for the first time the severity of attacks on health workers, facilities, and patients in all circumstances, and demands respect by States...Read More »

Shaping the U.S. Global Health Policy Agenda: Key Considerations for the Future

U.S. Global Health Funding, FY 2001-FY 2015This blog was cross-posted from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, by Jennifer Kates and Josh Michaud. As we enter the last two years of President Obama’s final term, with a newly reshaped Congress after the mid-term elections, what is in store for U.S. global health policy? What are...Read More »

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