The Collective Voice (GHC’s Blog)

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Building Community Capacity to Fight Pneumonia and Save Children’s Lives

This blog post was written by Amy Sarah Ginsburg, MD, MPH, Senior Advisor in International Programs at Save the Children U.S.A, and Kurabachew Abera, MD, MPH, Health and Nutrition Team Leader for Save the Children Ethiopia. Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world,...Read More »

ASTMH Kicks Off 2017 Annual Meeting by Premiering Its First Society-Level Medal Named After A Female Icon In Tropical Medicine

This blog post was written by Doug Dusik, Senior Communications Executive, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, founded in 1903, is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. The...Read More »

Where is HER voice in the Global Fund’s next Executive Director?

This post originally appeared on the Women in Global Health website. This guest post was written by Kelly Thompson, Ann Keeling, Roopa Dhatt, and Caity Jackson from Women in Global Health. Established in 2015, Women in Global Health (WGH) was founded with the values of being a movement. WGH works with other global...Read More »

The Fight to Make Nigeria Once Again Polio-Free

This blog post was written by Chizoba Unaeze, Program Manager, International Medical Corps Nigeria. International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, nonprofit, humanitarian aid organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering by providing emergency relief, health care training and development programs to those in great need. IMC is a Global...Read More »

Advocacy Update ~ October 23, 2017

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate, Global Health Council. Senate Passes Budget Resolution Late last week the Senate passed a Budget Resolution, setting topline funding amounts for the appropriations bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, but similar to the House, the chamber really set...Read More »

Conquering Cervical Cancer Worldwide

This blog post was written by Chris Hansen, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). ACS CAN is the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, and the nation’s leading advocacy organization helping to defeat cancer by educating the public, elected officials and candidates...Read More »

Using a Human-Centered Design Approach for Future NCD Policies

This post was written by Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate, Global Health Council. Poster for UNGA side-event “Health, Global Goals, and Non-communicable Diseases: A Healthy, Safe Environment for Children and Youth.” It is acknowledged that the key to successful community health interventions is creating community ownership and providing the necessary resources to design community-driven...Read More »


Washington, DC (October 13, 2017) – On October 10, Global Health Council (GHC) applauded U.S. Representatives David Reichert (R-WA), Betty McCollum (D-MN),Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Daniel Donovan (R-NY), who reintroduced the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (H.R. 4022) in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation aims to accelerate...Read More »

Microbicides: Innovative Solutions to Help Women Stay HIV-Free

This guest post was written by GHC Member International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM). IPM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing new HIV prevention technologies for women and making them available in developing countries where the epidemic has hit hardest. IPM collaborates with a global network of public, private, philanthropic,...Read More »

The Complex Truth of Health Tech: Why Greater Ultrasound Availability Doesn’t Always Benefit Patients

This post originally appeared on the NextBillion website. This guest post was written by Catharine Taylor, Vice President of Health Programs at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), along with fellow colleagues Dai Hozumi, Senior Director for Health Technologies and Joann Paradis, Strategic Communications Advisor. MSH is a nonprofit global health organization and Global...Read More »

Advocacy Update - September 25, 2017

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate, Global Health Council. House passes Mini Omnibus for FY18 In mid-September, the House made unexpected progress in the annual appropriations process, and passed a mini Omnibus bill, made up of eight spending bills, for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018....Read More »

The Fight against TB: The Forgotten Battle

This post was written by Nicole Cho, Global Health Council (GHC) Intern. A nurse at the National Institute of Diseases of Chest and Hospital is checking out the medicine for a patient. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tuberculosis (TB) is a worldwide public health problem. The incident of TB is much higher in developing...Read More »

Civil Society Statement Recognizing the Role of Global Health in Development

Download PDF version of statement here. As organizations that work around the world to ensure healthier, safer lives for all people, we join together to support sustained and strengthened U.S. commitment to global health. Health is the backbone of strong and stable communities, which makes global health – in addition to humanitarian...Read More »

Strengthening Sierra Leone Health Systems: Applying Lessons from the 2014 Ebola Outbreak to Future Emergencies

This guest post was written by Laurentiu Stan (, MD,MPH, MBA, Chief of Party, Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) Project, Sierra Leone, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. John Snow, Inc., a member of Global Health Council (GHC), and the nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health management consulting and research...Read More »

Advocacy Update ~ September 11, 2017

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, GHC Senior Advocacy Manager. Last week, Congress returned from August recess and got to work, tackling not only the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the debt ceiling, but also appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, which begins on October 1. The legislation to provide disaster...Read More »

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