Press Releases

GHC continuously informs members of updates to ensure a common understanding of activities through press releases and statements. Most importantly, GHC seeks both input and active collaboration from its members regarding organizational changes that directly impact the membership. GHC leaders seeks transparency and inclusion for all stakeholders in effort to carry out the mission as effectively as possible.

Global Health Council and Global Health Fellows Program II Co-host Second Annual Future of Global Health 2015 Event

SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 16, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2015) — Global Health Council (GHC) and the Public Health Institute’s Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II are co-hosting The Future of Global Health 2015 (TFGH15) on April 16, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at The Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C....Read More »

Easier access to the most reliable and up-to-date stats on children through UNICEF’s revamped data websites

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS   Easier access to the most reliable and up-to-date stats on children through UNICEF’s revamped data websites NEW YORK, 23 March 2015 – UNICEF has made all its data on health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, child protection, and HIV/AIDS publicly available, in an easily searchable format which includes...Read More »

Landmark United Nations General Assembly Resolution Calls for the Protection of Health Workers from Violence

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 »

Leading Global Health Partnership Initiatives Recognized by the Business Action on Health Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DECEMBER 9, 2014 Media contact: Caitlin Holbrook, 716.225.0502, 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 »

Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Spread of Ebola

Global Health Council Statement Supporting Ebola Emergency Appropriations Request ...Read More »

Press Release: Ebola - New World Bank Group Report

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 »


For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 15, 2014 USAID Press Office Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: | 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 »

Development Partners Support the Creation of Global Financing Facility to Advance Women’s and Children’s Health

PRESS RELEASE 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 »

Press Release: Launch of Family Planning Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New report calls for dignity and rights in family planning programmes for women living with HIV in Cameroon, Nigeria and Zambia 18 September 2014, New York, USA – As world leaders gather for a special UN session[i] on 22 September to assess progress made to achieve universal access to...Read More »

Global Health Council (GHC) Commits to a Brighter Future for Children

Global Health Council (GHC) Commits to a Brighter Future for Children GHC Asks You to Change Your Facebook Photo and Tweet Using #5thBDay to Show Support Washington, D.C. (June 24, 2014) – Over the past 25 years, the United States has played a leading role in one of the world’s most remarkable...Read More »

Global to Local: Global Health Commitment Spans the United States

Dr. Christine Sow, Global Health Council’s Executive Director, devoted much of her time over the past three months to conducting a listening tour which involved visits to seven cities in the United States, as well as the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva. This listening tour allowed her to meet...Read More »

Groundbreaking Global Health Event Connects Global Health Professionals

Groundbreaking Global Health Event Connects Global Health Professionals The Future of Global Health 2014 Washington, D.C. (May 9, 2014) – The Future of Global Health 2014 (#TFGH14), the first event of its kind, brought global health students and professionals across the private and public sectors to the Hamilton Live in Washington...Read More »

Media Advisory: The Best and Brightest in Global Health Discuss, Drink and Dance for the Future

MEDIA ADVISORY The Best and Brightest in Global Health Discuss, Drink and Dance for the Future  For Immediate ReleaseContact:Ann CanelaGlobal Impactann.canela@charity.org703-717-5224 WHAT:  Global Health Council and the Global Health Fellows Program-II invite you to a unique event that will engage all levels of global health professionals in ways that will help change the...Read More »

Strong Global Health Leader Nominated as PEPFAR Coordinator

Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2014) – Global Health Council (GHC) would like to congratulate Dr. Deborah Birx on her nomination as  Ambassador at Large and Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally at the Department of State. GHC is commends President Obama for nominating a strong global health...Read More »

Global Health Council Taps a “Passionate Voice for the Voiceless” as Its New Executive Director

Dr. Christine Sow Is First Woman to Lead Influential Group  Alexandria, VA (October 28, 2013) – The Global Health Council, a network of leading organizations dedicated to saving lives and improving the health of the world’s poorest people, has named a veteran of UNICEF, USAID, and other global health organizations as its...Read More »


Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and U.N. General Assembly Call for Investment, Change September 23, 2013 (Alexandria, VA) — Global health will be a main focus this week for both the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the United Nations General Assembly. Global Impact, a leader in global philanthropy, will participate in...Read More »

New Reports Map Global Donor Efforts to Address Malaria and Tuberculosis

Today’s global health aid landscape has a proliferation of different donors providing aid to low- and middle-income countries. This crowded climate can create challenges for effectively negotiating, coordinating and delivering programs — challenges that are particularly important in light of the current emphasis on achieving cost-effectiveness and “value for money”...Read More »

July 25, 2013: Member Advisory

Global Health Council Announces Impressive Six months of Accomplishments Under New Operating Model July 25, 2013 – GHC today announced an impressive list of accomplishments six months into its new operating model. Since January, the new Board of Directors and other volunteers have worked tirelessly to re-establish the GHC’s presence to...Read More »

February 25, 2013: Letter from BoD Chair

Dear Global Health Council Members, The new GHC Board of Directors, whom were elected last December, met February 13 and 14 to take initial steps toward re-establishing GHC as a leading voice for global health. We are looking forward to working with you, the members, to reimage and revitalize the organization...Read More »

November 3, 2012: Extension of Board Nomination Period

Dear Global Health Council Members, Due to the disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy, we are extending the deadline for nomination submissions for the Board of Directors for the renewed Global Health Council to 11:59PM EST November 19, 2012. We would appreciate your assistance in identifying one or more outstanding individuals suitable...Read More »

October 17, 2012: New Announcement from the Board of Directors

Dear Global Health Council Members, We want to share some exciting and encouraging news regarding the future of the Global Health Council. As you are aware from previous GHC communications, a group of members (collectively called IMG, Interested Members of the Global Health Council) organized an open consultative process to explore...Read More »

December 22, 2012: New Board of Directors Elected

Certification of the 2012 Global Health Council Board of Directors Election For the election of Global Health Council’s Board of Directors: The published response deadline was December 19, 2012. At the close of the election, 137 ballots were received. Of these, 136 were electronic responses, 1 was received via email,...Read More »