In an effort to better inform and fashion a comprehensive response to childhood obesity the WHO Director-General established a high-level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, which comprises 15 accomplished and eminent individuals from a variety of relevant backgrounds. The aim of the Commission is to raise awareness and build momentum...Read More »
On February 2, President Obama sent his proposed budget for FY2016 to Congress. The proposed budget includes about $9.7 billion for the Global Health Programs account at USAID and the State Department (this is total known funding; some additional funding at USAID, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of...Read More »
Call for Abstracts for the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2016:
Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage
Details for the Call for Abstracts can be found here. Please assist in disseminating this announcement among your relevant networks.
Abstracts must be submitted electronically at the conference website www.pmaconference.mahidol.ac.th. The closing date for abstract submission is...Read More »
USAID released Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: USAID Maternal Health Vision for Action Evidence for Strategic Approaches. Read more here.
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The 114th Congress convened earlier this month and with it comes new committee assignments. With the Republicans now in the majority in the Senate, most of the shake up will be in that chamber. Notable changes include:
Senate Appropriations: Thad Cochran (R-MS) will be the Chairman and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) will...Read More »
On Thursday, January 22, Bill and Melinda Gates released their Annual Letter.
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This guest blog was written by Kristy Kade, Country Advocacy Director at PATH.
The end of the year is a natural time to reflect on the past and aspirations for the year ahead. The global health community achieved tremendous success in 2014. The latest report on malaria showed that a decade-plus decline...Read More »
This blog was cross-posted from Dr. Andres de Francisco, Executive Director, Partnership for Maternal Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH).
The Global Financing Facility (GFF) consultation process was convened by the PMNCH to gather views about the GFF following the World Bank’s request to the PMNCH in October. The consultation was...Read More »
Certification of the 2014 Global Health Council Board of Directors Ratification
For the ratification of candidates for the Global Health Council’s Board of Directors:
The published response deadline was December 12, 2014. At the close of the ratification, 47 ballots were received. All 47 ballots were received electronically via SurveyMonkey. There were...Read More »
GHC hosted its first ever Global Health Leadership Series Symposium entitled, “The Future of Global Health: Defining the Multi-Sector Landscape” on Dec. 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The event was widely attended by a diverse audience, including nonprofit and business leaders. Check out some photos of the event...Read More »
Late last week Congress passed a $1.1 trillion “cromnibus” (so called because a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the Department of Homeland Security was combined with an omnibus made up of the remaining 11 appropriations bills) to fund the U.S. government through the end of FY2015. In addition to including...Read More »
A new Kaiser Family Foundation report finds 135 different U.S.-based non-government organizations (NGOs) received U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding in 2013 to implement U.S. global health programs on the ground. The report aims to shed light on the extent of the role of NGOs in carrying out U.S....Read More »
This blog was cross-posted from Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.
New York, U.S.A – December 15, 2014 – A resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly recognizes for the first time the severity of attacks on health workers, facilities, and patients in all circumstances, and demands respect by States...Read More »
This blog was cross-posted from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, by Jennifer Kates and Josh Michaud.
As we enter the last two years of President Obama’s final term, with a newly reshaped Congress after the mid-term elections, what is in store for U.S. global health policy? What are...Read More »
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Media contact: Caitlin Holbrook, 716.225.0502, email@example.com
Leading Global Health Partnership Initiatives Recognized by the Business Action on Health Awards
Inaugural Global Health Council Symposium Features Innovative, Multi-Sector Approaches to Global Health Challenges
Washington, DC – On December 10, the global health community will honor...Read More »
Global Health Council Statement Supporting Ebola Emergency Appropriations Request
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As a coalition of advocates from health-related non-governmental organizations, engaged in the post-2015 development agenda process, we wish to highlight the following in our response to the UN Secretary General’s Synthesis report on post-2015, “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”:
1) The...Read More »
This press release was cross-posted from the World Bank.
Ebola: New World Bank Group Report Shows Growth Shrinking, Economic Impact Worsening in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
WASHINGTON, December 2, 2014 – The Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and is projected to result...Read More »
LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. drugmaker AbbVie has added two HIV medicines for children to a shared patent pool in an initiative that should speed the development of cheap new pediatric formulations for use in poor countries.
It is the latest win for the non-profit Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), which aims to...Read More »
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World AIDS Day 2014: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Celebrates
Accelerated Progress in Effort to End AIDS in Children
Washington, D.C.—Dec. 1, 2014— On World AIDS Day (Dec.1) 2014, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) celebrates new worldwide commitments...Read More »
Bill Will Help Provide Access to Clean Drinking Water without Spending New Money or Creating New Bureaucracy
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bob Corker (R-TN) today introduced The Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014, bipartisan legislation to dramatically improve access to clean water and sanitation around the...Read More »
This post was originally posted through the International Health Issues for U.S. Department of State.
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
Statement Before The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations
Chairwoman Mikulski, Ranking Member Shelby, and distinguished Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the...Read More »
Markup: H.R. 2901, H.R. 5206, and H.R. 5685
2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Nov 19, 2014 10:00am to 1:00pm
H.R. 2901, Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013 [ H.R. 2901, Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013 ]
H.R. 2901, To strengthen implementation of the Senator...Read More »
This op-ed was originally found on Roll Call by Dr. Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council
The governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, announced last week that people who have traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea in the past 21 days, regardless of any known exposure to anyone infected with...Read More »
On November 5, the White House sent a request to Congress for $6.18 billion in emergency funding to aid in the Ebola response. According to Politico, about $4.64 billion will be available to meet immediate needs and the rest would be held in a contingency fund.
The funding would include $2.43...Read More »
Reinforcing the Agenda for Girl Child Education & Development in Nigeria at the first –ever Women & Girls Summit
“…there is no meaningful development without women; individuals and corporate organizations in Nigeria must continue to support and partner with women to realize the goals and objectives of the summit”
This statement by Dame...Read More »
“Family planning is about hope. It is about health, for oneself and one’s children. And it is a fundamental human right.” —FP2020 2013–2014 Progress Report
Two years after the London Summit on Family Planning, funding for family planning programs and the number of women and girls using modern contraception has increased...Read More »
Dr. Christine Sow participated in the Global Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director of CDC, held in Atlanta on October 22. Dr. Sow joined global health experts from academic institutions, other government agencies and U.S. public health departments among others, to hear from CDC leadership on progress...Read More »
Although Congress is in recess until after the mid-term elections, two hearings were held on the Ebola outbreak with a focus primarily on recent diagnosis of the first Ebola cases in the U.S. The House Committee on Homeland Security held a field hearing in Dallas on the importance of coordinating...Read More »
New CSIS Report:
Global Health Engagement:
Sharpening a Key Tool for the Department of Defense
President Obama recently announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) would deploy 3,000 troops to lead a major expansion of the U.S. response to Ebola. This campaign will amplify efforts that already include the largest international response by...Read More »
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced Katie Taylor as interim Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator, focused on the goal of ending preventable maternal and child deaths.
For half a century USAID has been...Read More »
The Ebola Outbreak: A Global Conversation and Resources
The current outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever has captured the world’s attention for the past several months. Centered in West Africa (with a few isolated cases in the United States and Europe), this ongoing crisis has been deemed a “public health emergency of...Read More »
Announcement: PATH reintroduces it’s Vaccine Resource Library
PATH’s Vaccine Resource Library (VRL) features an extensive online database of high-quality, scientifically accurate materials on specific diseases, vaccines, and topics in immunization addressed by PATH’s work. This user-friendly, database-driven site grew out of PATH’s seminal Children’s Vaccine Program (which started in 1998), and evolved...Read More »
The Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS) is now accepting letters of inquiry for a new round of grants as part of its Preventing Preterm Birth initiative (PPB).
GAPPS seeks projects that discover and characterize longitudinal changes associated with normal and abnormal pregnancy and develop biomarkers to identify at-risk pregnancies...Read More »
This post was was originally found on Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Washington, D.C., 3 October 2014 (PAHO/WHO) – The 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) ended today, following a week of discussions and decisions about major public health issues in the Region of the Americas.
PAHO Director...Read More »
Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero wins Roux Prize for using data to address violence as a public health crisis in Cali, Colombia
Physician twice elected mayor of one of Colombia’s largest cities will receive US$100,000, the largest award for evidence-based public health achievement
SEATTLE—Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero, a Harvard-trained epidemiologist and mayor of Cali, Colombia, is...Read More »
This post was originally found on Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation by Josh Michaud and Jennifer Kates
More than six months have passed since Ebola was first identified in West Africa, and the scale of the crisis continues to grow. Over the last few weeks cases and deaths have increased significantly in the two...Read More »
This post was originally found on Action for Global Health by Emilie Peeters, EU Policy Advisor at Stop AIDS Alliance, a partner of Action for Global Health.
In a week where New York has been bombarded with thousands of civil society representatives eager to participate in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, where...Read More »
GHC Board Nominations
Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. The organization is the collaborative voice of the global health community on global health issues; it convenes stakeholders around key global health priorities and actively engages key...Read More »
September 25, 2014
New facility sets course to accelerate completion of the Millennium Development Goals and end preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030
NEW YORK, September 25, 2014–The World Bank Group and Governments of Canada, Norway, and the United States announced today that they will jumpstart the creation of an...Read More »
The Global Health Technologies Coalition, the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), and PATH released a new paper making the case for why research and development (R&D) for new and improved health technologies targeting the needs of low- and middle-income countries should be...Read More »
Announcement from Ambassador John Lange, UNF:
The Institute of Medicine has just released a report, Investing in Global Health Systems: Sustaining Gains, Transforming Lives, recommending that more health assistance be directed to building health systems in response to the social, economic, and epidemiological changes taking place in developing countries. Such assistance...Read More »
New White House Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Today, the White House announced a new Executive Order and National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (National Strategy) to address recommendations identified by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. As a leader in monitoring and preventing the spread of resistant...Read More »
Report contains new data on child and newborn survival
In 2000, the world made a promise to children: to reduce by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015, the rate of under-five mortality. In 2012, world leaders renewed the promise. Since the global launch of Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed in...Read More »
Letter sent on behalf of Dr. Tom Kenyon, Director, Center for Global Health, CDC:
It is my pleasure to welcome back Dr. Shannon Hader to CDC. Starting October 6th, Dr. Hader will serve as the new Director of the Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA) in the Center for Global Health....Read More »
This afternoon, Dr. Frieden and CDC leadership published an article entitled, “Ebola 2014: New Challenges, New Opportunities,” in the New England Journal of Medicine. The article summarizes CDC’s approach to stopping the West Africa outbreak and the opportunity to strengthen global health security.
3 Things to Know
• Ebola virus disease is...Read More »
Recently, the WHO’s Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) Working Group released a draft paper which is designed to help set consensus and strategies for maternal and neonatal health in the post-2015 agenda. The draft paper “Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality” is now online and open for discussion through the World Health...Read More »
Message from Dr. Francesco Branca, Director, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at WHO:
We are pleased to confirm that another informal consultation on ICN2 with Non-State Actors will be held on August 25, 2014:
1. Meeting with organizations representing the private sector with an interest in ICN2 outcomes (9:30-12:30...Read More »
NOTE: This article originally appeared on gavialliance.org
Key event to be held in Berlin on 27 January 2015
Berlin, 24 July 2014 – The German Government today announced that it will convene the GAVI Alliance replenishment pledging meeting under the patronage of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on 27th January 2015.
The event will...Read More »
JUNE 30, 2014
Africa: Landmark Global Action Plan Outlines Strategy to Prevent 2.9 Million Newborn Deaths, 2.6 Million Stillbirths Annually
Johannesburg, South Africa — To meet 2035 newborn survival goals, more than 90 countries must accelerate progress; Of those, 29 countries must more than double current rates of progress
New financial, policy and private...Read More »
In reference to item 14.2 Newborn health: draft action plan
The Global Health Council and Family Care International fully support the Every Newborn Action Plan. As the documents recognize, newborn mortality is declining at a much slower pace than either maternal or child mortality, globally and nationally. This gap demonstrates that...Read More »
Commitments to the Millennium Development Goals have made a major contribution to the success of global health efforts over the past decade, helping to sustain focus on some of the greatest global health challenges. The post-2015 development agenda must build on these achievements, to ensure that Healthy lives and access...Read More »
Chairperson, Director General, honorable delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Thank you for the opportunity to address the 67th World Health Assembly. I speak on behalf of the Global Health Council .
Two years after the adoption of the Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal nutrition, infant and young child nutrition”, the first report of...Read More »
The Global Health Council and it’s new Executive Director Christine Sow are featured in the most recent edition of the International Innovation Magazine. Click here to see the full magazine, or read below for an excerpt of Dr.Sow’s interview, found here.
What is GHC’s mission and why is GHC such...Read More »
UPDATE: Deadline Nears for Business Action on Health Award Entries
Don’t miss out: the April 15 deadline for entries to the 2014 Business Action on Health Award is only a few days away. We urge companies and non-profits working with company partners to enter their award-worthy global health programs by 11:59pm...Read More »
Check out GHC’s impressive list of accomplishments from 2013.
We’ve had a very busy year and are looking forward to an even more exciting 2014. Keep an eye on the website for updates, events, and more!
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Big news today, as this week both the Senate and House have passed the PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Stewardship and Oversight Act. The Act extends the program for another five years – through 2018, supporting international aid efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Since it’s establishment...Read More »
In her first week on the job, new GHC Executive Director Dr. Christine Sow has been hard at work. Check out the following articles and see what others have to say about her new role!
Chronicle of Philanthropy
As well as pickups from the following media outlets:
The Borgen Project, Blog, World...Read More »
Photo: 2013 Reuters/Erin De Castro
The devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan is estimated to affect more than 4.2 million people, primarily in the Philippines. The storm, which according to some estimates was three and a half times the size of Hurricane Katrina, is creating a humanitarian and health crisis throughout the...Read More »
This post originally appeared in InterAction’s Newsletter
We are thrilled to report that the Supreme Court today ruled 6-2 in InterAction’s favor in the case of USAID v. AOSI. This ruling has significant implications for the work that we do.
The Court, in its decision today, affirmed a lower court’s decision...Read More »
“In June 2012, the United States joined UNICEF and the governments of Ethiopia and India in a bold pledge to catalyze action toward ending preventable child deaths within a generation. What emerged from the Call to Action was a rejuvenated, global movement for child survival under the banner of “Committing...Read More »
“Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, has developed the Stars in Global Health program to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact from the best and brightest talent, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada, to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address some...Read More »
Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership
The RBM Partnership was launched in 1998 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank. It brings together malaria-endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based...Read More »
“The House recently unveiled budget allocations with deep and disproportionate cuts to foreign assistance. This toolkit, created by InterAction, will help you understand what these cuts are, how they affect foreign assistance and give you some ways to speak out against them.
We are deeply troubled by the House’s proposed allocations...Read More »
This post originally appeared on Child Health Now.
Earlier today representatives from countries across the world gathered at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland to pass the resolution on implementing the recommendations from the UN Commission on life-saving commodities for women and children.
These recommendations represent an important step forward in...Read More »
Watch the archived video, “Subcommittee Hearing: Meeting the Challenge of Drug-Resistant Diseases in Developing Countries”
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“The past decade has seen unprecedented progress in malaria control efforts in most sub-Saharan African countries…”
Read the entire report here.
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