Advocacy Updates: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

A note about the situation in Afghanistan: GHC is coordinating with our members and with InterAction to gather information and resources as swiftly as we can to help those in need of assistance. Please email advocacy@globalhealth.org if you would like more information. Administration News U.S. intelligence community releases inconclusive report on coronavirus origins The U.S.…

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A Dual Pandemic: COVID-19 and Sexism

Women have long been relied upon to serve as caretakers, but who is taking care of them? In a period of sustained crisis, women have also shouldered the burdens of child/elder care, widespread employment discrimination, and gender based violence (GBV). As we continue to respond to the pandemic, women cannot be left behind. They need…

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Climate Change and its Effect on WASH

By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council World Water Week 2021 was August 23-27 and brought together experts from across multiple sectors to discuss and create concrete solutions to a wide range of water-related issues. The theme of this year’s annual event was Building Resilience Faster and it focused on addressing one of the…

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GHC Welcomes New President and CEO

To my fellow members of the Global Health Council community: As Chair of the Global Health Council Board of Directors, I’m so pleased to share details about a new chapter for the Global Health Council, to be led by our new President and Chief Executive Officer, Elisha Dunn-Georgiou. Elisha embodies GHC’s mission: she is a…

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Advocacy Updates ~ August 10, 2021

Administration News U.S. has donated and shipped more than 100 million COVID-19 vaccines On August 3, President Biden announced that the U.S. has now donated and shipped upwards of 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 60 countries in its efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of August, the U.S. will…

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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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