Member Spotlight: Conservation International

By Neil Vora, Pandemic Prevention Fellow, Conservation International Since 1987, Conservation International has worked to help people and nature thrive, together. In recent years, it has become clearer than ever that the destruction of nature has a profound and lasting impact on human health. Climate change, according to The Lancet, is the greatest threat to…

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Advocacy Updates ~ June 27, 2022

Administration News COVID-19 Global Action Plan Senior Officials meeting convenes On June 15, the U.S. Department of State convened the COVID-19 Global Action Plan Senior Officials Meeting to develop concrete solutions to end the COVID-19 pandemic and better prepare for future global health threats. The Senior Officials Meeting focused on six lines of effort: getting…

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Advocacy Updates ~ June 13, 2022

Administration News Dr. John Nkengasong sworn in as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator On June 13, Dr. John Nkengasong was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large, Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally. In this role, Dr. Nkengasong will manage and oversee the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a U.S.…

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Top Three Takeaways from WHA75

With so much to follow last week, including the re-election of WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros for a second five-year term and the election of new members to the WHO Executive Board, GHC has outlined our top three takeaways from the 75th World Health Assembly: 1. WHO’s Work In Health Emergencies WGPR report adopted, the group…

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Advocacy Updates ~ May 31, 2022

May 31, 2022 Administration News U.S. co-hosts second Global COVID Summit On May 12, the White House co-hosted the Second Global COVID-19 Summit alongside the governments of Belize, Germany, Senegal, and Indonesia. The summit garnered $3.2 billion in new financial commitments, including nearly $2.5 billion for COVID-19 and related response activities and $712 million in…

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Four Pillars Part 2: Multilateral Support

Dear GHC Community, The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light many of the cracks in the existing global health infrastructure. At the same time, it demonstrated the benefits of multilateral organizations — driving cross-country collaboration, leveraging technical leadership and expertise, and supporting under-resourced health systems. Without the coordinating power of the World Health Organization (WHO), there…

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Member Spotlight: Preventing Pandemics at The Source

Pandemic preparedness and response efforts alone will not prevent the next pandemic By Lina Dieudonné, Program Associate for Preventing Pandemics at the Source COVID-19 has devastated our global community. And do you know what the worst part is? It is likely to happen again, and soon. While the world is rightly focused on developing and…

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In Focus: American Academy of Pediatrics

By Elisabeth Piper, Global Child Health Policy Assistant, American Academy of Pediatrics   For over 92 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been striving to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.  The period of the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the Academy to…

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WHA75 Statement on Human Resources for Health

Global Health Council presented the following statement during the 75th World Health Assembly on Agenda Item 15: Human Resources for Health. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been heartened to see the increased attention to a range of issues affecting the health workforce, especially since the pandemic has taken such an enormous…

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