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 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, civil society…

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The LGBTQI+ COVID-19 Experience

By 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 from the…

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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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Advocacy Updates ~ October 12, 2021

Administration News President’s Malaria Initiative launches new strategy On October 6, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) launched its strategy for 2021-2026 “End Malaria Faster.” The strategy will contribute to the global goals of saving more than four million lives and preventing over one billion cases of malaria by 2025 by focusing on five areas:…

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Advocacy Updates ~ September 27, 2021

Administration News White House releases American Pandemic Preparedness Plan On September 3, President Joe Biden released the American Pandemic Preparedness Plan. The plan focuses on strengthening global health security and pandemic preparedness, and lays out the administration’s thinking regarding a multilateral financing mechanism around these issues. The administration commits to lean forward and catalyze the…

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Member Spotlight: EMPHNET

By Mohannad Al Nsour, MD, MSc, PhD, Executive Director, EMPHNET   The Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) aims to equip communities in the EMR, regardless of their economic growth and development level, with the necessary tools and knowledge to build robust health systems. EMPHNET believes that change and transformation are key elements for progressing towards…

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Reflection and Vision for the Future

Dear GHC Community, As I come to the end of my first two weeks as President and CEO of Global Health Council, I wanted to send a brief note of introduction and, more importantly, thanks.  I would be remiss if I didn’t start this note with a warm and big thank you to the entire…

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Galvanizing Global Coordination for the COVID-19 Response

Dear Global Health Advocates, I am Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, President and CEO of Global Health Council. My first week and a half at GHC has been busy! I couldn’t be prouder to represent GHC and our network of advocates at today’s virtual Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better, hosted by President Biden.…

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