Highlights from the CSO Summit: Elevating Civil Society and Community Voices in Global Health

By Eliana Monteforte, GHC Director for Special Projects, and Alexa Wilder, GHC Intern On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Global Health Council (GHC), in partnership with the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) of UHC2030, launched a two-day Civil Society Organization (CSO) Summit: Elevating Civil Society and Community Voices in Global Health. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CSOs…

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GHC Statement on President Biden’s Supplemental Funding Request

GHC urges Congress to pass emergency supplemental funding for COVID-19 and other global crises   WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2022) – Yesterday, President Biden requested $33 billion in emergency supplemental funding for aid to Ukraine, and urged Congress to expedite critical funding needed to address compounding global crises — the COVID-19 pandemic, food security, and multiple…

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Four Pillars Part 1: Global Health Security

Dear GHC Community, Last month, I laid out Global Health Council’s (GHC) four priorities for the next year. In the coming weeks, I will be taking a deeper look at each individual pillar beginning with global health security. At our most recent Global Health Landscape Symposium, GHC called for a new definition for global health…

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Member Spotlight: What to Expect Project

By Annie G. Toro, JD, MPH, President and Executive Director of the What to Expect Project No matter where in the world they live, every expectant mom wants what’s best for their baby: a healthy beginning to a healthy, bright future. Established in 1997 by its founder, Heidi Murkoff – author of What to Expect…

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Advocacy Updates ~ April 25, 2022

Administration News President Biden releases FY23 proposed budget On April 28, President Biden released his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget. The proposed budget includes nearly $10.6 billion to support critical global health programs at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) but does not go nearly far enough to address the…

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Global Health Council INB Public Hearing Statement For New International Instrument on Pandemic Preparedness

During the INB Public Hearing, held on April 12-13, 2022, Global Health Council provided input on the necessary substantive elements of a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response.  Thank you for the opportunity to provide input on the substantive elements of a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response.  Global Health Council…

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Biden Administration’s Proposed Budget Fails to Meet Critical Global Health Needs

Yesterday, ​​the Biden-Harris Administration released the President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, which includes nearly $10.6 billion to support critical global health programs at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development. This request, following a disappointing level of funding in the FY22 budget and still uncertain emergency supplemental funding for the…

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Advocacy Updates ~ March 28, 2022

Administration News White House warns of consequences if Congress does not provide more COVID-19 funding As the administration runs low on funding for its domestic and global response to COVID-19, it released a fact sheet outlining the consequences if more funding is not appropriated by Congress. The fact sheet warns that, without more funding, the…

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Member Spotlight: FHI Solutions

By Nadra Franklin, Managing Director of FHI Solutions  Today, a child dies of malnutrition every 11 seconds. Technology and solutions to end malnutrition exist, yet, unlike tech industries in Silicon Valley, we are not investing enough in accelerating solutions to one of the world’s most fundamental challenges.  FHI Solutions is a member of the FHI…

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GHC Priorities for 2022

Dear GHC Community, A lot can happen in six months, which is how long I have been at the helm of Global Health Council. As you might imagine, joining a global health organization in the midst of a worldwide pandemic is the definition of “hitting the ground running.” For example, in my first week, I…

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