In my 43 years in international development, this was my first visit to the World Health Organization (WHO). I am a coordinator of the Movement for Community-led Development. Until recently, community-led development was not high on the WHO agenda, but now it is moving up.  As a newly minted GHC member, I attended the 2020…

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Integrating Experiential Education into the Classroom through Faculty Development How Child Family Health International is leading the way in rethinking global health education Students are seeking Global Health experiences more than ever. But how do faculty and administrators train the next generation of global health leaders to think ethically about this immersion? Those answers start…

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US Updates Senators Call on Trump Administration to Immediately Fill Global Health Security Position A group of 27 Senators sent a letter to Robert O’Brien, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs requesting they appoint a qualified, dedicated, senior global health security expert to the White House’s National Security Council to address and coordinate…

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  Within the global health community, there are persistent themes that we hear again and again. One that resonates deeply with Global Health Council (GHC) is ensuring that civil society has a seat at the table as policy, program and funding decisions are made. Actually, make that tables (plural) –  these seats must be available…

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US Updates President Trump Releases Proposed FY2021 Budget Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Here is the link to the full budget appendix, as well as the State Department’s Congressional Budget Justification. GHC’s statement can be found here. Our fully updated budget table is available here. Meeting to be…

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Washington, DC (February 10, 2020) – The Trump Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 earlier today, which contains a 22% decrease in the international affairs budget, including a 34% cut to global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State. Cuts were also proposed for…

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  Allow me to introduce you to Global Health Council circa 2020. Global health is evolving quickly, responding to shifts in funding, leadership and overall disease burden. Global Health Council (GHC) is evolving, too. Heading into a new decade, innovation is required for progress and, as cliché as it sounds, business as usual just won’t…

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Senate Passes Resolution on Nutrition On January 15, the Senate passed S. Res. 260, a resolution recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting the commitment of the United States Agency for International Development to reducing global malnutrition through the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy. HFAC…

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  Gavi at 20 years – Delivering on the promise of immunisation: How far have we come? Celebrate Progress Today is the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum and the 20th anniversary of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. There’s lots to celebrate! Gavi was born in 2000 at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in…

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  Here’s the stereotype of how global health programs are developed: Experts in wood-paneled rooms in Washington, DC or Geneva determine the priorities, the interventions and the money required. Then they tell countries what their problems are and how to fix them. Here’s the goal: Representatives from national governments and local and civil society organizations…

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