Advocacy Update ~ October 15, 2019

FY 2020 Appropriations Congress returns from a two week recess today and is expected to ramp up work on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bills in hopes of finalizing them before the Continuing Resolution (CR) expires on November 21. GHC Co-Hosts Congressional Staff at CDC GHC, along with GHC members American Society for Tropical…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Abdi Hussien

  During the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the week’s events, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on UNGA. Hear from…

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Turning the Tables Against the Status Quo at UNGA

  Policy is often created in a vacuum, by lawmakers who are far removed from the people affected by the issues on the ground. When it comes to the design and implementation of universal health coverage (UHC), it is essential that patients have a say in the policies and programs that will greatly affect them.…

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Advocacy Update ~ September 30, 2019

United Nations Held High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage On September 23, the United Nations hosted a high-level meeting (HLM) focused on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The HLM was an opportunity to accelerate countries’ actions towards achieving UHC, which is seen as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. After months of negotiations over the…

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Global Health Council and the Multilateral Engagement Roundtable Statement on the High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

  Wednesday, September 24, 2019 Global Health Council and the members of the Multilateral Engagement Roundtable welcome yesterday’s High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and commend governments for reaffirming their commitments to ensuring that everyone has access to essential and quality health services. UHC means a strong health system that provides equitable access to…

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Member Spotlight: Living Goods

Not Slowing Down: Community Health Worker Harriet Mutaawe At age 59, Harriet Mutaawe isn’t slowing down.  For most of her life, Harriet has fought for her village to receive better health services. In 2008, Harriet earned her community health worker (CHW) certificate after completing training at Rubaga Hospital in Uganda. Shortly after, her neighbors in Nakitokolo…

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Advocacy Update ~ September 16, 2019

Senate Starts Work on FY 2020 Spending Bills Congress returned to Capitol Hill last week with an eye towards finishing up Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Appropriations. With the House having passed most of the spending bills earlier this year, attention was focused on the Senate. On last week’s schedule was a markup of the Labor,…

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The Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: The Global Fund Replenishment Update

  Coordinating closely with U.S. bilateral programs–the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the US Agency for International Development’s TB Program, and the President’s Malaria Initiative–the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and partners have saved 27 million lives worldwide since 2002. Every three years, the Global Fund runs a Replenishment campaign…

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Member Spotlight: The Access Challenge

Not Your Typical Health Conference What happens when a Mayor, a Sustainable Energy Specialist, the Country Director of a Pharmaceutical Company, a WHO Director, a Second Lady, and an International Investment Director step into a panel room? The second annual One by One: Target 2030 Conference is on September 23 following the United Nations High-Level…

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Advocacy Update ~ September 3, 2019

Rescission: The 2019 Version In early August, reports emerged that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had sent a letter to USAID and the State Department asking for a review of unobligated (unspent) funding for Fiscal Years (FY) 2018 and 2019 for a number of programs, including global health and development assistance, in the…

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