On March 16, President Trump released a proposed budget that contains close to a one-third reduction in federal funding for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). These cuts will have a significant impact on foreign assistance, which includes development and humanitarian assistance and funding to the UN, and will have a devastating effect on the world’s poor and have ripple effects for Americans. Read GHC’s response to the proposed budget.
GHC and many of its members and partners will attend the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70) in Geneva, Switzerland at the end of May. GHC will again send a delegation of its members to WHA, provide hotel room blocks, host a special calendar events online, and organize side-events throughout the week. View the GHC WHA70 webpage for more details regarding GHC at WHA, and how to get involved. Please note that you must be a GHC member in good standing (paid dues for 2017) to apply for GHC’s WHA delegation.
Global Financing Facility Webinar Series Starts March 21
GHC and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH) will host the first webinar in a three-part series on March 21 at 10:00 AM EDT to discuss feedback received on the draft Global Financing Facility (GFF) Civil Society Engagement Strategy. Read more.
The Lucky Specials: A Movie Demystifying TB
The Lucky Specials, a film which seeks to educate viewers about the risk, prevention, and treatment of tuberculosis (TB), commemorates World TB Day 2017 on March 24. The movie tells the story of an aspiring cover band from a small South African mining town. Read more.
Health Care Crisis in Syria Continues as Conflict Enters Its 7th Year
Last week marked six years of war and turmoil in the Syrian Arab Republic. Since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011, civil unrest and armed conflict in the country have resulted in a rapidly increasing number of people being displaced both within and outside of Syria. Read more.
Workshop on Best Practices for Global Health Experiential Learning
NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy at Harvard University, GHC member Child Family Health International, and GlobalSL will host a workshop at the CUGH conference on competencies, assessments, and other pedagogies of global health fieldwork on April 6 in Washington, DC. Read more.
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World Health Assembly Policy Scrum
April 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm EDT
Global Health Career Fair
April 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Global Financing Facility (GFF) Spring Webinar Series
March 21 – May 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am EDT