PROPOSED WHITE HOUSE BUDGET CUTS RISK STALLING GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRESS

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.
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GHC at the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA)

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 events calendar online, and organize side events throughout the week. View the GHC WHA70 web page for more details regarding GHC at WHA, and how to get involved. You can access GHC’s Special Events calendar to view WHA side-events. Please note that you must be a GHC member in good standing (paid dues for 2017) to apply for GHC’s WHA delegation. 

GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP

GHC at CUGH and GlobeMed
Early this month, GHC President and Executive Director Loyce Pace participated in two key events that engaged university-based stakeholders. At the GlobeMed Summit in Chicago, Loyce led a workshop on the power of storytelling for advocacy. Read more.

Upcoming GHC Webinars
Global Financing Facility (GFF) Spring Webinar Series On April 21, GHC and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) will co-host a briefing in preparation for the GFF Investors Group April Meeting. Read more.

New Global Initiative Aims to Reduce Medication Errors
Unsafe medication practices and errors are a leading cause of injury and healthcare-associated harm around the world. WHO estimates the global cost associated with medication errors at $42 billion annually – almost 1% of total global health expenditure.  Read more.

Call for Participation in Annual HIV/AIDS Resource Tracking Project
Funders Concerned about AIDS (FCAA) requests your participation in the annual HIV/AIDS resource tracking project. FCAA is currently compiling data on HIV/AIDS-related grants disbursed in calendar year 2016. The FCAA resource tracking project consists of three main tools. Read more.

Integrating Cervical Cancer Prevention with HIV Programs
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria and GHC member Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon recently signed an agreement to collaborate on programming to prevent cervical cancer. This new alliance aims to increase access to cost-effective cervical cancer prevention and treatment services for HIV-positive women. Read more.

Exploring Sound Integration of People-Centered Health Services
Last month, GHC member RTI International held a panel discussion exploring areas of action and measurement on integrated health service delivery. The discussion focused on how to further build the evidence base for the integration of health services and touched on topics, including people-centered approaches, governance, public-private collaboration, health information, and financing. Read more.

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