Administration News President Biden nominates new ambassadorships with more announcements expected soon ? President Biden has nominated Paloma Adams-Allen, former president and executive director of the Inter-American Foundation, for Deputy Administrator for Management and Resources, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He also nominated Isobel Coleman for Deputy Administrator for Policy and Programming at…

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  Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2021) – The Biden Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget proposal today, which contains approximately $63.7 billion for the international affairs budget. Global Health Council has been working with lawmakers in anticipation of today’s release and, as expected, President Biden’s budget includes $10 billion for global health programs.  …

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A brief recap of WHA74’s first few days By Kiki Kalkstein & Ansley Kahn, GHC The 74th World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s decision-making body, began on Monday, May 24, 2021 and will run through Tuesday, June 1, 2021. It is the second assembly to be held virtually for nearly all participating Member…

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Advocating For and With Frontline Health Workers By Carol Bales, Advocacy and Policy Communications Manager, IntraHealth International “During the pandemic, health workers in my facility have faced a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE)—like masks, sanitizer, and gloves—and disinfectants,” says Margaret Odera, a community health worker and mentor mother in Kenya.  Margaret is an HIV-positive…

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How the Environment Affects Our Health By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year and is a time to promote worldwide awareness and action for the environment. The theme for this year is “Ecosystem Restoration” which calls for urgent measures to revive damaged ecosystems. Human…

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Administration News Biden Administration releases FY22 budget request Today, the Biden Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget proposal, which contains approximately $63.7 billion for the international affairs budget. Global Health Council has been working with lawmakers in anticipation of today’s release and, as expected, President Biden’s budget includes $10 billion for global health…

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Administration News U.S. backs proposal to waive COVID-19 vaccine patent rights U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the Biden-Harris Administration support of waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines, noting “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures.” Tai committed that the U.S. would engage…

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Administration News Biden administration releases preview of FY22 budget request On April 9, the Biden Administration released a preview of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 discretionary budget request–the traditional first step in the budget process that enables lawmakers to begin drafting their annual appropriations bills. The discretionary budget includes a historic increase of the International…

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By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council World Immunization Week (April 24-30) is an opportunity to raise awareness of vaccinations and the crucial role they play in maintaining a healthy world. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted life-saving vaccine campaigns. As mentioned in our 2021 Global Health Briefing Book, more than…

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Why COVID-19 in Africa matters to the rest of the world By Yacine Djibo, Founder and Executive Director of Speak Up Africa The first COVID-19 vaccines landed on the African continent in February. Since then, almost all countries in Africa have signed up to the COVAX program and over 16 million doses have been delivered. …

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