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Make Aid Go Further: A Brief for Congress and the President

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 »

Proposed White House Budget Cuts Risk Stalling Global Health Progress

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 »

Global Cancer Burden Infographic

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.

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Immunization Financing

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 »

Policy Communication Toolkit

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 »

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Health

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 »

FY17 Appropriations Update

With just hours to go before a Continuing Resolution (CR) expired on December 9, the Senate passed another CR that will keep the government funded until April 28 at Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 levels with a .19% cut across most accounts. By passing such an extended...Read More »

Obesity Advocacy Toolkit 2016

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 »

Advocacy for Community Treatment Toolkit

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 »

Global Financing Facility November 2016 Investors Group Meeting

Notes from the webinar briefing webinar held October 24, 2016

(Please view the Presentation PowerPoint & webinar recording for concluding Q&A section as well as more details from presenters.)

On Monday, October 24, GHC and PMNCH hosted a one-hour webinar briefing on the upcoming Global...Read More »

Demystifying Data Workshop Toolkit

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 »





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 »

Global Financing Facility (GFF) June Investors Group (IG) Meeting Debrief Webinar

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: 

Global Financing Facility (GFF): Pre-Investors Group (IG) Meeting Briefing

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.

In English:

In French:

FY17 Appropriations Update

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 »

Investing in Nutrition: The Foundation for Development

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.

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WaSH Policy Research Digest

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 »

Reach Every Mother and Child Act

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.

Learn more about the Reach Every Mother and...Read More »

Mapping the Road to Better Health

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 »

President’s FY17 Budget Released

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 »

Civil Society Discussion on the GFF Investors Group Meeting

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's FY17 Funding Recommendations Letter

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 »

President's Proposed Budget for FY2017

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 »

National Action Plan for Combating Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

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 »

Takeaways from the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Learning Event Debrief Webinar

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 Read More »

Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations Update (as of December 16, 2015)

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.

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Report from Civil Society Pre-Meeting to the GFF Learning Meeting

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 »

Civil Society Organizations Propose GFF Minimum Standards

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 »

Financing Demystified

Figure 1 shows the how much money different
sources provided for SRHR in 2012. From Financing Demystified, IPPF, October 2015.

From International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC)

Financing Demystified is the last in a series of advocacy tools on financing for reproductive health supplies...Read More »

Health Actions for Women

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

Health Actions for Women is an innovative resource for women, girls, and their allies working to educate, advocate, and mobilize their communities for women’s health...Read More »

Workers' Guide to Health and Safety

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.

Workers’ Guide to Health and Safety provides essential tools to support employees, health promoters, and union organizers in their efforts to create safer and...Read More »

A human right to health: what about persons with disabilities?

Sanu (14) was born with club foot but it was never treated. At nine, her healthy foot got wounded and amputated. In 2013 a Handicap International community worker found her and brought her to kathmandu for surgery, she then had been fitted with a...Read More »