Member Spotlight: WaterAid

Women in the WASH sector: Is Being Invited to the Party Enough? Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. To mark International Women’s Day, WaterAid Ethiopia Country Director Bethlehem Mengistu shares lessons…

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Advocacy Update ~ March 18, 2019

Trump Administration Releases Proposed Budget for FY 2020 On March 11, the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, and for the third consecutive year, the International Affairs Budget was cut. The budget requests $42.7 billion for the account, a 24% reduction from the $56.1 billion appropriated for FY 2019. The…

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Global Health Council and The Medtronic Foundation Call for Patient Champions

Global Health Council (GHC), in partnership with The Medtronic Foundation, will provide support for up to six Patient Champions interested in speaking on behalf of themselves or their communities at key global health meetings (e.g., World Health Assembly). GHC strongly believes in the meaningful inclusion of underserved patients in global health policy discussions, recognizing that…

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Global Health Council Rejects President’s Budget, Calls for Continued U.S Investments in Global Health and Development Programs

Washington, DC (March 12, 2019) — Yesterday the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 that contains an over 20 percent decrease in the foreign affairs budget, including a 28 percent cut to global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State. Cuts were also…

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Global Health Council Executive Director Loyce Pace Delivers In-Person Testimony on Capitol Hill

In-person Testimony on Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request for Global Health Programs House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Submitted: March 5, 2019 Speaker: Loyce Pace, MPH, President & Executive Director, Global Health Council Date of Public Hearing:  Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:00 AM EST Location:  2008 Rayburn House Office…

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Advocacy Update ~ March 4, 2019

Launch of the 2019 Global Health Briefing Book On February 27, over 50 advocates met with 30 key congressional offices for the launch of Global Health Council’s 2019 Global Health Briefing Book, A Guide to U.S. Investments in Global Health: Transforming Communities Worldwide. Following a day of Hill meetings, the global health expo, a showcase of interactive…

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Child Family Health International, Longtime Member of GHC, at the Forefront of Expanding Ethical Global Health Field Experiences for Students and Universities

Experiential Education, where students and faculty immerse themselves in Global Health realities at the community level, is so important to build the competency and perspective of Global Health trainees and professionals. Given the legacy of colonialism, poorly designed “parachute” interventions, and power/privilege dynamics, it is so important to engage with thoughtfulness and intentionality.  Child Family…

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Advocacy Update ~ February 19, 2019

Appropriations Update FY 2019 Spending Package Passed On Thursday, a day before the latest Continuing Resolution was set to expire, Congress passed a spending package that includes the remaining seven appropriations bills and funds the government until September 30, 2019. This bipartisan compromise includes $56.1 billion for the International Affairs Budget, a slight increase of…

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Legislative Approaches to Immunization Across the European Region

In the last five years, Europe has experienced outbreaks and increased incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, notably measles, across the region. In the first six months of 2018, over 41,000 children and adults in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region were infected with measles, exceeding 12-month reports for the eight previous years. This is a…

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Advocacy Update ~ February 4, 2019

  Government Open Until February 15 After 35 days, the partial government shutdown ended and agencies will remain open until February 15. Within the next two weeks, Congress and the President will need to agree on border security measures to avoid another partial shutdown. Passage of the remaining appropriations bills, including State and Foreign Operations,…

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