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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 CR, Congress will allow the incoming Trump administration to…

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GHC NEWS FLASH: GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP 12/19/16

United Nations Swears in New Secretary General António Guterres took oath of office as the ninth Secretary General to the United Nations on December 12. The former Portuguese politician and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (2005-2015) pledged to reposition development at the center of the organization’s work and ensure that the UN can change to effectively…

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Health For All: What’s Next for a Movement Hitting its Stride?

This blog was written by Michael Myers, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation and originally appeared on the organization’s website. If the events of 2016 have taught us anything, it’s that we cannot know for sure what tomorrow will bring. But change has a way of illuminating those things about which we are certain. As a new year…

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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 context and resources in different…

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Stopping HIV, One School at a Time

This Q&A was prepared by GHC Member, Education Development Center and originally appeared on the EDC website. In this Q&A, EDC’s Viwe Mtshontshi says she is optimistic that this educational approach can both prevent the further spread of HIV and change prevalent attitudes about people living with the virus. Q: Why is it so effective…

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FY17 Appropriations Update

In mid-November, the House Republicans considered the idea of passing a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government until March 31, allowing the incoming Trump administration an opportunity to weigh in on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget. However, the House is now discussing a plan to pass a CR that would last until the end…

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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 to scaling up treatment, as well as…

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