Transforming Global Health: Building Resilient and Equitable Health Systems
Resilient health systems and universal access to high-quality primary care will be the overarching objectives driving the next era of U.S. global health assistance as all countries begin to reassess their strengths and weaknesses in the wake of COVID-19.
What follows is a vision for U.S. policymakers, developed by the Global Health Council and its members, to guide that transformation, building on the successes of previous years. U.S. efforts will be designed to accelerate progress while aligning with seven key principles developed and shared by the U.S. global health community.
Speaking to Policy Makers
Global Health Council President & Executive Director, Loyce Pace, testifies to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs regarding fiscal year 2020 budget request for global health programs.
Letter from Loyce: It's Time to Be Audacious
As early as 2017, Global Health Council started asking, “What if the answer to growing tension or stagnant trends in global health funding and American leadership is to do it all differently?” So, we started conversations with the U.S. global health community and our partners abroad. At long last, the answers to this fundamental question have begun to take shape. Read Loyce's letter.
The End of Global Health Advocacy as We Know It
The COVID-19 pandemic is a health crisis of unprecedented proportions that has brought countries to their knees. It is a lived nightmare, during which we witness daily death tallies, individual financial ruin, and national economic collapse. Health advocates and practitioners are rightly focused immediately on doing everything in their power to mitigate the impact of the virus and save as many lives as possible. But in the few moments of pause we can find, we are also asking ourselves an important question: What is our responsibility to channel the current global attention on health toward building a brighter and healthier future? Read the full article in Devex.