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142nd WHO Executive Board (EB) Session Updates

Global Health Council (GHC) is hosting a delegation to the 142nd Session of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Executive Board (EB) Session. The WHO EB Session is currently in progress in Geneva, Switzerland and will conclude on January 27. The following updates were provided by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, Global...Read More »

142nd WHO Executive Board Session Begins in Geneva: GHC Delegation to Read Statements on Multiple Agenda Items

Broken Chair at the Place Des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. This year, Global Health Council (GHC) is hosting a delegation to the 142nd Session of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Executive Board (EB) Session. The EB Session is currently in progress in Geneva, Switzerland and will conclude on January 27.  The full...Read More »

Healthcare for All Means Investing in Community Health

This guest post was written by Crystal Lander, Director of Advocacy, Living Goods. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified...Read More »

Integration of Frontline Health Workforce Will Determine Success of SDGs, Universal Health Coverage in 2018 and Beyond

Global Health Council will continue the conversations started at its 2017 Global Health Landscape Symposium (GHLS17) through a 2018 blog series focused on the four Symposium tracks: Integration, Investment, Partnerships, and Mobilization to Action. The post below is the first in our series. Follow the blog: www.globalhealth.org/ghls/blog-series. If you would like...Read More »

Solving The Cervical Cancer Crisis In Tanzania

This guest post was written by Jennifer Bentzel and Emily Esworthy of IMA World Health as part of our Member Spotlight series. Founded in 1960, IMA World Health is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with communities to overcome their public health challenges. Their mission is to build healthier communities by collaborating...Read More »

Why UHC Day is a Call to Action for the World’s Youth

This guest post was written by Arush Lal, Global Health Corps Fellow at Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) c/o IntraHealth International.  The post was originally published on the FHWC website. The Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) is an alliance of United States-based organizations working together to urge greater and more...Read More »

Improving Health Outcomes and Health Care Efficiency in Medtronic Disease States for Underserved Populations through Models of Innovation, Scale, and Sustainability

This blog post was written by our colleagues from Medtronic Foundation. Medtronic Foundation focuses on expanding access to healthcare for the underserved worldwide and supporting healthy communities where we live and give. Medtronic Foundation is a 2017 Global Health Council member. The Medtronic Foundation focuses on expanding access to healthcare for the underserved worldwide...Read More »

One Year Later

Global Health Council (GHC) President & Executive Director Loyce Pace pens a letter to the leadership of GHC member organizations recapping her first year at GHC. December 1, 2016. That was the day I started my tenure with Global Health Council as its new executive director. I didn’t quite know what to...Read More »

To Move Forward Is To Move Together: Creating Collective Action Through Roundtables

This post was written by Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate, Global Health Council. The global health advocacy community is diverse and functions as a conglomerate of roundtables, working groups, and coalitions (hereafter referred to as Roundtables). Roundtables can work independently or collectively, bringing advocates and researchers across various sectors together to discuss global...Read More »

Toolkit: Advancing Women Leaders in Africa

ACCESS THE POLICY TOOLKIT In March 2017, Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi and Founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation, launched her paper, “From Day One: An Agenda for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa” as the crux of her research while serving as a Distinguished Fellow at the Woodrow...Read More »

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 »

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