The Collective Voice (GHC’s Blog)

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How I Became an Advocate for Families Affected by Congenital Heart Defects

By Hannah Almira Amora, Congenital Heart Defect Advocate & Former President of Let it Echo, Inc. My Story When my second son, Maven, was born in 2011, he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD). His CHD included an atrial septal defect (ASD), a ventricular septal defect (VSD), pulmonary stenosis,...Read More »

How an action tank can catalyze issues and change the world

This blog post was written by Gabrielle Fitzgerald, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Panorama. Panorama’s mission is working to solve global problems through audacious thinking and bold action. They are a 2018 Global Health Council Member. I launched Panorama in early 2017 with a new vision for how to solve complicated...Read More »

The 5 'C's for Women's Leadership in Global Health - Lived Experiences Across a Generation

This blog post originally appeared on the Women in Global Health website, and was written by Dr Roopa Dhatt, Executive Director, Women in Global Health, and Ann Keeling, Board of Directors, Women in Global Health.  Women in Global Health’s mission is to bring together all genders and backgrounds to achieve gender equality in global health...Read More »

More than an Outbreak

This blog post was written by Global Health Council (GHC) President & Executive Director Loyce Pace.  I had the privilege this month of traveling with members of U.S. Congress and other global health stakeholders to Sierra Leone as part of a CARE Learning Tour. Such trips are designed to expose policymakers,...Read More »

Blended Finance “Plus”: Enhancing Support with Blended Knowledge

This blog post was written by Joy Marini, Global Director, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact. Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact’s mission is to support and champion people on the frontlines at the heart of delivering care. They are a 2018 Global Health Council member. Global development experts have long recognized...Read More »

The global fight against new HIV Infections

This blog post was written by Revati Chawla, Lead-Prevention Programming at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. The International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s mission is to put communities at the centre of the  HIV/AIDS response in order to provide effective local solutions; as they work  to end AIDS through community action. They are a...Read More »

Clade X: A Global Health Security Pandemic Simulation Highlights Need to Support Global Health Security Initiatives

This blog is a collaborative effort between Global Health Council, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)|bio, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and PATH. The U.S. government has been a leader and financier of international action to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats both prior to and following the 2014 launch of...Read More »

Pushing Boundaries in Global Health Storytelling: A Webinar with Creative Activist Lisa Russell

View the full PowerPoint presentation and YouTube recording. Image courtesy: Lisa Russell As an advocacy organization, Global Health Council (GHC) can attest to how much impact we can create through our stories. Stories have the ability to compel people to act and support our asks, which include sustained global health funding...Read More »

NCD Advocacy Resources for Youth by Youth

As a follow-up to the Call to Action: Youth, NCDs, & 2018, NCD Child is sharing 2 new resources developed by youth advocates to help promote the inclusion of young people in policy-making and policy targets.  Over the past 6 months, young advocates have continued to be vocal about the need for policy makers, civil society,...Read More »

Advancing Synergy: Laying the Foundation for Impactful Partnerships

This blog post was written by Dr Arti Patel Varanasi, Founder, President and CEO, and Dr Mychelle Farmer, Chief Medical Officer at Advancing Synergy. Advancing Synergy’s mission is to develop innovations that empower individuals and impact communities to achieve better health. They are a 2018 Global Health Council Member and actively engaged...Read More »

World Health Organization: Building a Healthier Future for Tomorrow

This post originally appeared on the Better World Campaign website, and was written by Kelli Meyer. The Better World Campaign (BWC) works to foster a strong, effective relationship between the United States and the United Nations to promote core American interests and build a more secure, prosperous, and healthy world. They...Read More »

President's Update to Member CEOs

Last month marked yet another annual World Health Assembly (WHA), a convening of government representatives, civil society advocates, and other stakeholders around the global health agenda. As always, Global Health Council was there in full force, hosting nearly 100 delegates from 18 countries for critical meetings and engaging side events with policymakers....Read More »

The End of Cervical Cancer

This guest post was written by Vivien Tsu, an Associate Director in the Reproductive Health Program at PATH. It was originally posted on PATH’s website on May 21. For 40 years, PATH has been a pioneer in translating bold ideas into breakthrough health solutions, with a focus on child survival, maternal and reproductive...Read More »

30 Years Later, and Still Fighting HIV/AIDS in Children

This article originally appeared on the Hill on June 12 and was co-written by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FLA.), Co-Chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, and Charles Lyons, President & CEO of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. EGPAF is on a mission to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through groundbreaking research, advocacy, and prevention...Read More »

The Blended Financing Road to UHC Must Go Through the Community

This blog post was written by Katey Linskey of Last Mile Health, co-written by Living Goods. Living Goods empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. They are a 2018 Global Health Council member. The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) was Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus’ first as the Director General...Read More »

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