Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions. Although development aid is at record levels and countries are allocating significant domestic funds, a new approach to health financing is needed if...Read More »
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This week, October 21 – 27, 2018, is International Lead Poisoning Awareness Week. Lead poisoning is preventable, yet the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has
The ACTION global health advocacy partnership will host a 4-day public speaking and media skills training for child survival advocates in December 10–14, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The training will develop...Read More »
This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate, and Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy.
FY 2019 and the end of the fiscal year
In the last few days of the fiscal year (FY), which ends on September 30, Congress is working to pass remaining...Read More »
Population Reference Bureau (PRB)’s World Population Data Sheet (WPDS) has been produced annually since 1962 to provide the latest data on key population, health, and environment indicators for the world, major regions, and more than 200 countries and territories. WPDS is a widely-used reference tool for...Read More »
The U.S. State Department benefits the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting their economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming the country’s exceptional role in the world.
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...Read More »
Global Health Council and leading organizations of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Roundtable organized an educational program and reception that highlighted USAID’s forthcoming progress report on maternal and child survival – known as the 2018 Acting on the Call Report. The event featured distinguished...Read More »
The #ScaleForSuccess campaign is to recognize the importance of expanding proven interventions in order to prevent child and maternal deaths and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). When we find a new health practice or know something existing (but underutilized) works...Read More »
On May 1, Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) launched a new analysis and online tool examining the benefits of global health research and development (R&D) to each state. As Congressional policymakers work on the FY2019...Read More »
Download this informative toolkit that tells you how to support the GFF, its history, what the GFF does and how it works, and examples of progress in GFF countries.
Although countries have made significant progress over the last 15 years,...Read More »
Provided by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network and funded by the Bill...Read More »
Achieving country commitments to universal health coverage requires maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the health workforce. The Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project supported country governments to optimize...Read More »
Buy Quality Oxytocin, Keep It Cold - An Advocacy Messaging Framework For Maternal and Child Health Advocates
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)—or excessive bleeding after childbirth—is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide, and oxytocin is the first-line drug of choice for prevention and treatment. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends oxytocin for PPH prevention and...Read More »
On March 6, GHC member Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) released a new video aimed at protecting America’s commitment to global health security.
The United States has been a leader in global health security–and U.S. investments have protected national and international peace, security,...Read More »
By Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate, Global Health Council
As global health organizations in Washington, DC are preparing to hit quarter one goals, they are juggling advocacy around both the Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019 U.S. budgets as well as advocating for global health legislation and policy. This robust agenda...Read More »
GHC member Friends of the Global Fight...Read More »
This joint report from Devex and Johnson & Johnson shares the interrelationship between health and well being. Health should not merely be considered as an absence of illness or the basic delivery of health services but...Read More »
On December 4, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a new report that highlights that a significant number of foreign NGOs may be subject to the Read More »
In March 2017, Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi and Founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation, launched her paper, “From Day One: An Agenda for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa” as the...Read More »
In support of the Health Affairs study (see below), Michael R. Bloomberg, the World Health...Read More »
PATH Center for Malaria Control and Elimination (CMCE) launches "A Conceptual Framework for Malaria Elimination"
GHC member GHTC released a new four-part introductory fact sheet series about the importance of global health research and development (R&D). The series explores why global health R&D is vital to achieving a healthier world, the historical gains achieved, and the health, security, and economic returns from investing in global health...Read More »
Healthier World, Safer America: A US government Roadmap for International Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic
On October 24, 2017, GHC member PATH released its new analysis on global health security: “Healthier World, Safer America: A US government Roadmap for International Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic.” To protect the health of Americans and people abroad, US leadership to drive global health security is more important...Read More »
How are the linkages between health and security perceived; how are health-related threats evolving; what are global health organizations and programs contributing to global stability; and what is needed to advance global health security solutions? In this
Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young Married Women and First-time Parents Toolkit
In many countries and regions of...Read More »
Innovating Foreign Assistance: Harnessing the Power of the Private Sector to Achieve US Global Health and Development Goals
In the ever-changing dynamics of United States foreign assistance, the global health community must ensure that the US government has the best suite of policy, financing, and programmatic tools that can help pave the way for more empowered multi-sector partnerships, which in turn can help accelerate improved health and economic...Read More »
GHC member PAI’s unofficial guide, “What You Need to Know About the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Restrictions on U.S. Global Health Assistance” is a document meant to clarify the services that are made permissible under the expanded Mexico City Policy, or Global Gag...Read More »
It is well-known that the costs of treatment for diarrhea can push families into poverty, but there aren’t many studies that look at the hard numbers. A study from British Medical Journals (BMJ) entitled, “The economic impact of childhood acute gastroenteritis on Malawian families...Read More »
Global Health and the Future Role of the United States is a spring 2017 report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that includes fourteen actionable recommendations aimed at improving global health. New digital resources have now been released that help viewers better understand why and how the...Read More »
GHC Member Population Reference Bureau (PRB) has developed a video-based toolkit entitled, “Communicating Research through Data Visualization“. PRB is a core partner on the Population Council’s Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive. This project is a...Read More »
In 2016, the World Health Organization adopted the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool to measure country-specific progress to prevent, detect and respond to health threats, in accordance with the 2007 International Health Regulations (IHR). With support from Talus Analytics, Georgetown...Read More »
One of global health’s biggest challenges—and opportunities—lies in strengthening the markets that make health products and services available to those that need them most. However, these markets can’t function properly without supportive policies, and policies require support...Read More »
Over the past two years, the GFF has created a new model with countries in the driver’s...Read More »
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As organizations that work around the world to ensure healthier, safer lives for all people, we join together to support sustained and strengthened U.S. commitment to global health.
Health is the backbone of strong and stable communities, which makes global health...Read More »
Global Health Council (GHC) member PRB has released the its 2017 World Population Data Sheet package at www.worldpopdata.org featuring key health and population indicators and population projections for the world, regions, and 200-plus countries. This year’s theme is the world’s youth population (ages 15-24) focusing on whether...Read More »
Despite representing a miniscule fraction of overall discretionary spending by the federal government—six one-hundredths of one percent (0.06%) in FY 2017—U.S. international FP/RH assistance has generated disproportionate political opposition from anti-contraception activists both inside and outside the U.S. government. At the same time, the program has delivered innumerable health, social,...Read More »
Accelerating US Progress in Combating Malaria Worldwide: Recommendations for Maximizing Investments Toward a World Free From Malaria
For more than a decade, the US government has made smart, strategic investments to combat malaria worldwide. These investments, alongside those of our partners, have yielded remarkable results in reducing the burden of the disease and promoting economic growth in malaria-endemic countries. Now we have reached a critical juncture, and...Read More »
This new fact sheet from GHC-member NCD Child provides key information and figures in relation to the growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases in children, youth, and young adults. It is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French and Arabic. Access Read More »
This new issue brief from the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, IntraHealth International, and Medtronic Foundation provides information and key statistics on the role of frontline health workers in addressing the growing burden of non-communicable diseases. The tool is a contraction of the more detailed
This infographic from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conveys key figures and statistics about the global impact of noncommunicable diseases. Access infographic....Read More »
This new briefing book from GHC member Better World Campaign highlights what the 115th Congress should know about the important work of the United Nations (UN). From the UN’s efforts to advance peace and security around the world through peace-keeping; to countering violent extremism and...Read More »
Invest in Nutrition, is a new tool launched by Results for Development (R4D), in partnership with the World Bank and 1,000 Days, to help global leaders, policymakers, and donors visualize the gap in global nutrition funding and advocate for greater investment. Visitors to the site...Read More »
Community health workers (CHW) play a critical role in delivering evidence-based, cost-effective interventions that can improve nutrition outcomes in the communities they serve. In collaboration with the USAID-funded Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project, SPRING has gathered data around key nutrition responsibilities...Read More »
Eight of America’s top ten export markets are former aid recipients, and all are now close U.S. allies. Not only does support for global development advance U.S. economic, diplomatic, political, and security interests, but it is also an expression of America’s core values in ensuring that every individual has a fair chance...Read More »
Global Health Council Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Budget
Washington, DC (March 16, 2017) — Today President Donald 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...Read More »
This infographic from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the Global Cancer Burden and provides vital statistics on cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality in low- and middle-income countries. It also captures the scarcity of cancer data by region. Access this tool....Read More »
This resource guide from Results for Development has been designed to facilitate advocates, policymakers, and program managers in their roles. It offers a collection of 26 brief documents on topics related to the cost and financing of national immunization programs in low- and middle-income countries. Some...Read More »
This tool from GHC member Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is designed to help policy makers and the public understand the dynamic ways Global Fund and global health investments benefit the United States and the international community. Access Read More »
This Policy Communication Toolkit from Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is a resource to bridge the gap that often lies between research and policy. It consolidates tools, materials, and approaches PRB has developed and refined over 30 years of training researchers to communicate to policy audiences. It aims to facilitate researchers...Read More »
Domestic violence is a widely recognized and prevalent health and social problem: more than 1 in 3 women globally experience domestic violence (DV) in their lifetime. What is often less discussed, however, is the extent of the connection between DV and short- and long-term physical and mental health and substance...Read More »
Obesity is one of the leading contributors/risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide. This advocacy toolkit from World Obesity aims to provide the necessary background information, resources and key messages to move us forward in the fight against obesity. It is designed to help support advocacy work, taking into account the...Read More »
This revised, updated and expanded advocacy toolkit from International Treatment Preparedness Coalition is designed to support communities to demand optimal HIV treatment. Topics covered in the Toolkit include: the science of HIV, the relationship between human rights and HIV treatment, and financing for health. It also highlights opportunities and barriers...Read More »
Notes from the webinar briefing webinar held October 24, 2016
On Monday, October 24, GHC and PMNCH hosted a one-hour webinar briefing on the upcoming Global...Read More »
The Guttmacher Institute and The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have introduced the Demystifying Data Workshop Toolkit. This toolkit has been designed to improve advocates’ ability to understand and...Read More »
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE GLOBAL FINANCING FACILITY
CIVIL SOCIETY INVESTORS GROUP REPRESENTATIVES
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) has been tasked with facilitating the selection process for the Global Financing Facility Civil Society Investors Group Representatives.
The...Read More »
REPORT: All Women, All Rights, Sex Workers Included: U.S. Foreign Assistance and the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Female Sex Workers
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) recently released a brand new report, “All Women, All Rights, Sex Workers Included: U.S. Foreign Assistance and the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Female Sex Workers.” The report was launched last week before the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South...Read More »
The Global Financing Facility (GFF) June Investors Group (IG) Meeting Debrief Webinar, co-sponsored by GHC and PMNCH took place on July 19.
If interested, you may review and share the links below with your colleagues below:
On June 14, GHC and PMNCH co-hosted a series of briefings in advance of the June Global Financing Facility (GFF) Investors Group (IG) Meeting. We encourage you to review and share the webinar recordings and PowerPoint presentations below with your colleagues.
With limited time remaining before Congress recesses for the summer, activity on the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) appropriations bills is in full swing. Both the House and Senate Appropriations committees are expected to mark up the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs bills next week.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the...Read More »
The world is currently not on track to achieve any of the six global nutrition targets that were agreed to by WHO in 2012. The World Bank, Results for Development, and 1,000 Days, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, did an...Read More »
Webinar Follow-up: Civil Society (CS) Engagement in the Global Financing Facility (GFF) - Country-level Perspectives
A webinar hosted by GHC and RESULTS, Civil Society (CS) Engagement in the Global Financing Facility (GFF): Country-level Perspectives, took place on April 22. Please reference these important materials from that webinar, including: detailed session notes, the session’s full PowerPoint presentation, and a GFF portfolio update....Read More »
This WaSH Policy Research Digest, published by The Water Institute at UNC, provides a review of a 2015 WHO and UNICEF report on the status of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities in low and middle income countries. In addition, The Water Institute...Read More »
GHC member RESULTS has created a comprehensive webpage dedicated to the Reach Every Mother and Child Act. This legislation proposes reforms that will hold USAID accountable for a smarter, more effective approach to ending preventable maternal and child deaths.
GHC created the infographic Mapping the Road to Better Health to illustrate the relationship between the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to demonstrate the breadth of the SDGs in promoting good health. If you chose to print the graphic, we recommend...Read More »
The White House released the President’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) in early February. Global health programs at USAID and the State Department would be funded at $8,577 million, which is $73 million above the FY16 enacted levels. The maternal and child health (MCH), malaria and family planning...Read More »
On Thursday, Feb. 11, GHC and the Partnership for Maternal, Child & Newborn Health (PMNCH) hosted a civil society discussion on the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Investors Group Meeting. A recording of the webinar can be found on GHC’s Webinar page. In addition, please find the following documents for your information:
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InterAction invites organizations to sign on to their FY17 funding recommendations letter that will be sent to Congress. The letter will accompany “Choose to Invest,” which highlights the impact of U.S.-funded international development and humanitarian assistance programs. The letter is open to non-InterAction members who...Read More »
The President’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) is expected to be released on February 9. Following its released, GHC will provide an update on global health and related accounts. Review the recommended funding levels GHC, in coordination with the global health advocacy community, sent to the...Read More »
In December, President Obama announced the National Action Plan for Combating Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a set of interventions that address global challenges posed by MDR-TB and extensively drug-resistant TB. In early January, USAID hosted a launch event featuring speakers from USAID, CDC, NIH, and the interagency working group...Read More »
Civil Society alignment and support for advocacy around universal health coverage, in collaboration with WHO
In December 2015, a group of international development agencies, partnerships, and global and local civil society organizations, in collaboration with WHO, met to discuss the better harmonization and alignment of advocacy around health and community systems strengthening for universal health coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development health targets at the...Read More »
On Tuesday, December 15, GHC hosted a webinar debriefing session on the most recent Global Financing Facility Learning Event and Civil Society (CS) pre-meeting around Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), which occurred in November 14-16 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The speakers were Monique Vledder from the
Early Wednesday morning, Congress released the text for the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Omnibus bill, which includes funding for global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Total known funding for global health programs...Read More »
The First Meeting of the Investors Group (IG) of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) took place on September 28, 2015 in New York. Read the the full meeting minutes....Read More »
A civil society pre-meeting to the Global Financing Facility Learning Meeting took place on November 14 in Nairobi, Kenya. A short meeting report which outlines the key findings of the meeting was produced. In addition to summarizing civil society experiences in engaging with the GFF in front runner countries,...Read More »
At a learning session on the Global Financing Facility (GFF), civil society organizations engaged in the GFF process proposed minimum standards for GFF country platforms to ensure participation, transparency and accountability. These minimum standards expand on existing GFF principles of inclusiveness and transparency, and adding principles of independence and accountability....Read More »
From International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC)
From Hesperian Health Guides, a nonprofit health information and health education source that supports individuals and communities in their struggles to realize the right to health
From Hesperian Health Guides, a nonprofit health information and health education source that supports individuals and communities in their struggles to realize the right to health.