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Greater Transparency Called for in Global Health Security

This guest post was written by GHC Board Chairman Dr. Jonathan Quick and was originally published on The Huffington Post website. GHC Board Chairman Dr. Jonathan Quick No More Epidemics (NME) is calling on all countries to publish their completed assessments of national capacities to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats, known...Read More »

Cervical Cancer vs. Womankind: Game, Set, Match

A girl in Than Hoa, Vietnam, reads the leaflet provided to her before receiving the cervical cancer vaccine, as her mother anxiously awaits the procedure. © 2010 Amynah Janmohamed, Courtesy of Photoshare. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-altering experience that can be summed up in one word — fear. Irrespective...Read More »

PQM Increases the Supply of, and Affordability of, Life-Saving Anti-TB Medication

This guest post was provided by GHC member United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) promotes and supports end-to-end quality assurance across health systems in partnership with regulatory authorities, policymakers, donors, and other key stakeholders. Through multiple programs, USP provides technical assistance, workforce development, and sets standards...Read More »

Trump’s global gag rule silences doctors and midwives and harms their patients

This blog was written by Catharine Taylor and cross-posted from STAT President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, better known as the global gag rule, came as no surprise to anyone working in the field of global health. We have been through this before — in 1984, when the policy...Read More »

Global Health Council Statement on Global Gag Rule - January 26, 2017

Statement made to the global health community by Global Health Council President & Executive Director Loyce Pace, MPH on January 26, 2017.  On Monday, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy (also known as the “Global Gag Rule”). The Global Gag Rule requires that, as a condition of receiving assistance from the...Read More »

Q&A with Executive Director of Global Health Council - Women Leader in Global Health Loyce Pace

This Q&A was provided by Women in Global Health, a co-collaborator on the Women Leaders in Global Health Initiative, and originally appeared on their website. GHC President and Executive Director Loyce Pace 1. Please tell us a little about your global health career path that led you to this position as Executive Director...Read More »

Global health is good business — Trump should get in the prosperity

This guest post was written by Chris Collins, President and CEO of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. It originally appeared on The Hill website. From Getty Images As President-elect Trump considers submitting a fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress, scores of government funding issues will be intensely...Read More »

A year in review: The top stories in global health innovation that shaped 2016

This guest post was written by Kat Kelley, Senior Program Assistant at Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), and originally appeared on GHTC’s website. 2016 was a year that ushered in significant shifts in the global health landscape. We witnessed the waning of the Ebola epidemic and the waxing of the Zika...Read More »


This guest post was written by GHC Member Realizing Global Health. Realizing Global Health Staff Member Elise Yousoufian works on a report. Since 2007, Realizing Global Health (RGH) has been a partner on the U.S. government–funded project Grant Management Solutions (GMS). GMS is led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), along with...Read More »

Global Health in 2017: New Year, New Narrative

This blog was written by Loyce Pace, MPH, President & Executive Director of Global Health Council Over the past several weeks since I’ve joined Global Health Council (GHC), I’ve had a number of conversations with our members and partners. Many of those discussions centered around one key question: “What’s next for global...Read More »

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Health

Domestic violence is a widely recognized and prevalent health and social problem: more than 1 in 3 women globally experience domestic violence (DV) in their lifetime. What is often less discussed, however, is the extent of the connection between DV and short- and long-term physical and mental health and substance...Read More »

Health For All: What’s Next for a Movement Hitting its Stride?

This blog was written by Michael Myers, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation and originally appeared on the organization’s website. If the events of 2016 have taught us anything, it’s that we cannot know for sure what tomorrow will bring. But change has a way of illuminating those things about which we are certain....Read More »

Stopping HIV, One School at a Time

This Q&A was prepared by GHC Member, Education Development Center and originally appeared on the EDC website. EDC’s Viwe Mtshontshi, US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspar, and USAID’s Mathata Madibane In schools across South Africa, teachers are one of the most important groups of defenders against the spread of HIV....Read More »

US Delegation Visits AIHA Biomed Project in Uganda

This guest post was written by GHC Member, American International Health Alliance (AIHA) AIHA’s PEPFAR-supported partnership is building Uganda’s capacity to train and support biomedical engineers and technicians as a way to improve health services. In the global fight against HIV/AIDS, physicians, nurses, and community health workers are on the front lines...Read More »

Raising Public Awareness Around Violence against Women

By Lanice Williams, Policy Associate, GHC “There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, and never tolerable,” UN Secretary-General Ban Kai-Moon On Friday, the world will observe the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day not only...Read More »

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