GHC-led virtual town halls provide a space for community dialogue on our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members and partners discuss how to approach global health advocacy at such a critical moment and the short- and long-term challenges or opportunities. March 31, 2020 Town Hall: Moderator: Loyce Pace, MPH, President & Executive Director of…

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Remaining Vigilant about SRHR during the COVID-19 Pandemic As I write this, governments, health systems, healthcare professionals, communities, institutions, and individuals are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Such crises often exacerbate systemic challenges, such as gender inequality and the lack of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Throughout the COVID-19 response and recovery,…

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It’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve left my house amid the coronavirus-induced quarantine. And in this strange new virtual world, as the U.S. teeters on the brink of a nationwide shutdown, I can’t help thinking to myself: Didn’t we see this coming? Of course, for those of us in the global health community, this…

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Last week, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act into law. This massive bill includes many domestic provisions as well as: $4.3 billion for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; $500 million for Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response work; $300 million for the Infectious…

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Access GHC’s COVID-19 information page here. There you will find information on the U.S. and global response, links to advice for individuals and employers, guidance for implementing organizations, and news and updates from CDC and WHO. Congressional Updates House Introduces W-GDP Act to Empower Women A bipartisan coalition in the House introduced H.R. 6117, the…

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No one can say that we didn’t see this coming. The global health community has been banging the drum about pandemic preparedness for many years. I would venture to say this is the very nightmare we have long feared. So why was the world caught flat footed in terms of COVID-19? Why has our message…

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Legislative Update Gavi Resolution Introduced in the House of Representatives & Senate! Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Susan Brooks (R-IN) introduced H.Res. 861, on February 21, a resolution supporting GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance. The resolution affirms continued support in Congress, and calls for multi-year pledges in order to maximize the program’s work around the world.…

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As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, many of us in the global health community are signaling that this is still the beginning of what could be a long road in the coming months. What we do know is the current circumstances warrant swift action from countries and nongovernmental partners worldwide. WHO has led the…

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Global Health Council has compiled detailed information about what the US government, other governments, and WHO are doing to address the spread of COVID-19. This post was last updated on April 3, 2020. U.S. Response President Trump declared a national emergency. The Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force is meeting daily and communicating regularly. Ambassador Debbi…

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