Symposium Blog Series: Zipporah Iregi

  In the second blog in our series highlighting some of the diverse organizations and individuals who will be attending the Global Health Landscape Symposium, we are speaking with Zipporah Iregi a Registered Nurse in Kenya. We were moved by Zipporah’s remarks at the White House Global COVID Summit and are excited to share her…

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New Global Health Council Report Calls for Redefining Global Health Security

Contact:  Amber McCracken 703-599-0134 amber@glassrothcreativestrategies.com Washington, DC:  A new report by the Global Health Council (GHC), the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide, warns of the risks of the traditional approaches to global health security that have dominated the policy landscape for decades. In its new…

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Perilous Medicine: A Spotlight into the War on Healthcare Workers

On November 18, 2021, Global Health Council, the United Nations Foundation, and the International Federation of Red Cross co-hosted an event to celebrate the launch of Len Rubenstein’s Perilous Medicine: The Struggle to Protect Healthcare from the Violence of War.  Len Rubenstein is a lawyer who has dedicated his career to fighting for health and…

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Advocacy Updates ~ November 29, 2021

Administration News Sec. Blinken hosts COVID-19 Foreign Ministerial On Wednesday, November 10, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted a meeting of foreign ministers to discuss the pandemic and follow-up from the U.S.-hosted COVID-19 Summit that took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting, Sec. Blinken launched the Global COVID-19…

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Symposium Blog Series: Dumiso Gatsha

  The Global Health Landscape Symposium is less than a month away! This year’s convening will focus on: Defining global health security; and Health equity in the context of global health security. We wanted to get a jump start on the conversation by talking to a few of the diverse organizations that will be joining us on…

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GHC Statement on Build Back Better Act

GHC welcomes global health and preparedness funds in the Build Back Better Act, urges policymakers more is needed Washington, D.C. (October 29, 2021) — Global Health Council welcomes $1.3 billion as part of President Biden’s landmark legislation, the Build Back Better Act, to support public health and preparedness research, development, and countermeasure capacity, including the…

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Member Spotlight: World Obesity Federation

By Hannah Brinsden, Director of Policy, World Obesity Federation   Obesity: A global health challenge Obesity represents one of the most urgent global health challenges we face today, affecting over 800 million people globally. Once seen as only an issue affecting people in high-income countries, the greatest impact is now felt in low- and middle-income…

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The Pandemic of Accessibility

By Alexa Wilder, Eliana Monteforte, Director of Special Projects, Global Health Council In a time of sustained crisis, governments struggled to leave no one behind. People living with disabilities felt largely invisible during the COVID-19 pandemic as they faced barrier after barrier to information, testing, and treatment services. Like in many other marginalized population groups,…

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The LGBTQI+ COVID-19 Experience

By Alexa Wilder, Eliana Monteforte, Director of Special Projects, Global Health Council Left out of much of the initial research and conversations surrounding pandemic response, the LGBTQI+ community banded together to address the social, economic, and health gaps left by their governments. While these civil society-led efforts were able to address many challenges that emerged…

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Advocacy Updates ~ October 25, 2021

Administration News USAID releases implementation plan for global COVID-19 response The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released its implementation plan detailing the agency’s role in advancing the goals of the U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework. USAID’s plan: 1) outlines the problems the agency will address as it implements the broader U.S. framework,…

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