Working Groups

Working Groups

Global Health Council’s Member-only Advocacy Working Groups connect people and organizations passionate about global health with resources and opportunities to take action and make a difference.  

Global Health Council’s President & CEO, Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, explains how the eight Working Groups operate.

Budget & Appropriations

Align requests, messaging, and activities related to the United States budget and appropriations process for global health funding.

Multilateral Engagement

A collective group of members active in policy and engagement with global-health-related multilateral institutions (e.g. World Health Organization, G7, G20, World Bank, and others). This roundtable focuses on information sharing and identifying potential opportunities for joint advocacy.

Global Health Security

Coordinates information sharing and works to ensure that members optimize opportunities to be part of the dialogue around U.S. bilateral global health security funding, programming, and multilateral efforts, such as the Global Health Security Agenda.

Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

The most influential organizations in MNCH come together to raise awareness and increase U.S. commitments to global efforts that improve the survival and health of mothers and children under five years old.

Health System Strengthening

A community of organizations dedicated to addressing gaps in health system strengthening within U.S. policy, multilateral policies, and among key donors by providing a forum for discussion, coordination, learning, best practices, and strategizing.

Non-Communicable Diseases

Our diverse membership comes together here to advocate for strong global health policy, commitments, and accountability around non-communicable diseases. Here, roundtable members can share information and coordinate advocacy efforts related to NCDs.

Health Equity

Comprised entirely of organizations from low- and middle-income countries, this Working Group helps to ensure that the health challenges of the most vulnerable are prioritized as global, national, and regional health decisions are made.


All GHC Working Group co-chairs convene to share information, align strategy, messaging, and activities and rapidly respond, as needed, to emerging policy and/or funding issues.

Non-Communicable Diseases

Our diverse membership comes together here to advocate for strong global health policy, commitments, and accountability around non-communicable diseases. Here, roundtable members can share information and coordinate advocacy efforts related to NCDs.

If you are a GHC member and would like to be added to a Working Group, please complete this form. Contact us at for more information.

Other Community Working Groups

In addition to the working groups we convene, GHC also participates in 11 other community working groups:

1,000 Days Working Group: Aims to collectively build greater political will in the U.S. in support of global leadership on nutrition through better policy, programs, and increased investment in maternal, infant, and young child nutrition by holding monthly meetings. The working group is meant to serve as a mechanism to generate dialogue and collaboration on our collective nutrition advocacy strategies and how nutrition outcomes are achieved through direct and indirect interventions. This group coordinates U.S. Administration and Congressional engagement on nutrition issues and policies. Contact: Solianna Meaza –

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: FHWC is a coalition of U.S.-based organizations working together to urge greater and more strategic U.S. investments in frontline health workers in developing countries as a cost-effective way to save lives and foster a healthier, safer, and more prosperous world. More information: Contact: David Bryden –

Global Health Technologies Coalition: GHTC is a coalition of over 25 non-profit organizations working to increase awareness of the urgent need for technologies that save lives in the developing world. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and housed at PATH, GHTC does not advocate for specific diseases, drugs, or devices. Rather, it supports policies and funding that advance the goals of global health research and development in many areas. Contact: Jamie Nishi –

Global AIDS Policy Partnership: GAPP is a coalition of more than 70 civil society, implementing, and faith-based organizations dedicated to achieving an AIDS-free generation. GAPP advocates for better policy, legislation, and funding for the global AIDS response and strengthens the global AIDS community by sharing information, best practices, and research. Participation is limited to organizations working in and/or contributing to the field of HIV/AIDS, and membership is subject to approval by a vote of current GAPP members. Contact: Katie Coester –, Suraj Madoori –, Shannon Kelleman –

The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Working Group: The WASh Working Group, housed at InterAction, seeks to improve U.S. government policies related to WASH issues to increase sustainable access to these basic services in the developing world, improve the integration of WASH across development sectors, and prioritize service access to communities most in need. Contact: Chris Askew-Merwin –

International Family Planning Coalition: IFPC is an ad hoc coalition of organizations that share a common interest in U.S. international family planning and reproductive health funding and policies. Population Action International serves as the unofficial secretariat of IFPC and helps to coordinate the flow of information and hosts the coalition’s monthly meeting. Contact: Rebecca Dennis –, Caitlin Horrigan –

Malaria Roundtable: A roundtable for sharing issues, demonstrating needs, and advocating on trends in malaria’s worldwide disease imprint. This is an open group, though membership must be approved by the co-chairs. Contact: Jodie Curtis –, Jess Pavel –

Neglected Tropical Diseases Roundtable: The NTD Roundtable advances the agenda on the eradication or control of neglected tropical diseases. The roundtable is open to the public via the neglected tropical diseases Google group. Contact Jodie Curtis –, James Hunter –

Tuberculosis Roundtable: A roundtable dedicated to sharing the latest in TB research, education, and advocacy both domestically and globally. Contact: Lizzy Lovinger –, Kate O’Brien –

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