Advocacy Updates ~ July 26, 2021

Congressional News House passes Securing America from Epidemics Act On July 22, the House passed H.R. 2118, the Securing America from Epidemics (SAFE) Act, under suspension of the rules. This legislation authorizes U.S. participation in the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI), which is dedicated to vaccinations against future pandemics and is one of the…

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Malnutrition: The Hidden Pandemic

By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council More than 3 million children die each year because of malnutrition, making it the leading cause of death for children under five. Despite decades of progress, there has been a continual increase in global hunger in recent years. Among the factors driving this reversal are climate change,…

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Member Spotlight: Medicines Development for Global Health

By Ben Wills, Executive Director, Medicines Development for Global Health Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) is an independent biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of affordable medicines for the people who need them most. MDGH is a not-for-profit company that uses all funds in excess of running costs to develop medicines that address important…

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Advocacy Updates ~ July 13, 2021

Administration News Biden administration releases global COVID-19 response and recovery framework  On July 1, the White House released its U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework, which outlines five objectives to achieve its overarching goals of ending the pandemic and strengthening global recovery and readiness for future pandemic threats. These objectives include: 1) accelerating equitable…

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GHC Statement on the Introduction of the International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response Act

Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2021) – Global Health Council (GHC) welcomes the introduction of S. 2297, the International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response Act as an important piece of legislation designed to accelerate and enhance the U.S. international response to pandemics, both present, and future, and to effectively operationalize lessons learned. The bill includes three…

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Advocacy Updates ~ June 28, 2021

Administration News Leaders commit to equitable COVID-19 tools access, WHO reform and announce manufacturing and supply chain task force at U.S.-E.U. Summit U.S. and European leaders met on June 15 to renew their Transatlantic partnership, set an agenda for the post-pandemic era, and commit to regular dialogues to review progress. Their statement included many global…

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In Focus: Global Health and Multilateral Diplomacy

By Mike Beard and Philip Kenol, co-chairs of Global Health Council’s Multilateral Roundtable  Coming out of a very busy World Health Assembly (WHA), which closed with fewer bold and concrete actions than observers had hoped for, many looked to the G7 and G20 as fora for further opportunities to begin delivering on the specific commitments…

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Member Spotlight: NCD Alliance

COVID-19 and NCDs: Looking back, looking forward, acting now By Katie Dain, CEO,  NCD Alliance Two decades ago, the World Health Assembly recognised that the “long-term needs of people living with NCDs are rarely dealt with”. And indeed, in spite of many political commitments made since then, we are now paying the price for years…

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Global Health Breakthroughs That You Might Have Missed Over the Past Year

By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council Over the past year, COVID-19 coverage has dominated the news cycle. However, amid a pandemic, there have been many groundbreaking advancements in global health. Here are a few:  Malaria vaccine shows promise  Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal mosquito-borne disease that resulted in approximately 229 million…

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