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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESNTATIVES INTRODUCES LEGISLATION AIMED TO SAVE LIVES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD

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 (laurentiu_stan@jsi.com), 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 »

The Reach Act: Investing in Maternal and Child Health

This post was written by Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate at Global Health Council. Over the past few decades great strides have been made in maternal and child health: since 1990, the deaths of mothers and children under age 5 worldwide have been cut by more than half. The decrease in maternal...Read More »

2017 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference

This guest post was written by Emily Kiser (emilykiser@triangleglobalhealth.org), Program Coordinator at Triangle Global Health Consortium. The Triangle Global Health Consortium is a non-profit member organization representing institutions and individuals from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, the international health development NGO community, the faith community, and academia. The Consortium’s mission is to...Read More »

Community Health Workers: A Priority for Universal Health Coverage?

This guest post was written by Colin Gilmartin, Senior Technical Officer at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a nonprofit global health organization and GHC member organization. Gilmartin specializes in health care financing and the planning and costing of community-based services. He can be followed on Twitter, @colingilmartin. MSH’s mission is saving...Read More »

NCD Child’s Approach to Advocacy: Putting Children First

This guest post was written by, Jonathan D Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP, Executive Director, NCD Child, a a global multi-stakeholder coalition championing the rights and needs of children, adolescents, and young people living with or at risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCD Child is a member of the Global Health Council. NCD Child...Read More »

Defeating malaria through pharmaceutical systems strengthening

This guest post has been provided by GHC-member Management Sciences for Health (MSH). MSH works with health leaders throughout the world on global health’s biggest challenges, with a focus on HIV & AIDS, TB, malaria, chronic diseases, family planning,  and maternal and child health. A technician tests a child for malaria...Read More »

GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY: INVESTING GLOBALLY MATTERS LOCALLY

This post was written by Anupama Varma, Communications Associate at Global Health Council. The panel of speakers at the event. “A disease outbreak anywhere is a risk everywhere.” – Dr. Tom Frieden, former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In today’s world, when diseases can reach American borders in...Read More »

5 Reasons to Attend the Fall 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference

This guest post has been provided by GHC-member CORE Group. CORE Group helps governments and NGOs effectively reach the community level, integrate community strategies into the national health plan, and respond to new and emerging health issues that arise.  Panelists enjoy a light moment during the “Child Health Policy and Programming...Read More »

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