Why We’re Still Fighting One of the World’s Most Ancient Diseases

  Tuberculosis (TB) may be an ancient disease, but it is still the leading cause of infectious death worldwide, affecting more than 10 million people and killing 1.6 million in 2017 alone. Last year, the UN held the first High-Level Meeting on TB. As part of that meeting’s final political declaration, member states committed to…

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Accelerating the Development of a Pathbreaking Universal Drug Regimen for TB

“Hi! My name is mycobacterium tuberculosis (MT for short). I traveled here from Washington, D.C. to attend the World Health Assembly. I’m a global killer that knows no boundaries. However, with better drugs, the Center for Global Development (CGD) wants to make me a rare collectible.” Last year’s high-level political declaration on the fight against…

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72nd World Health Assembly Social Media Toolkit

WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT #WHA72 | #CivilSocietySpeaks Download the Toolkit GHC WHA72 Delegation Infographic   Nearly 100 civil society representatives from Global Health Council (GHC) will attend the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva between May 19 – 28 to advocate for global health issues. During this time, GHC invites you to be…

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WHA Resolution on WASH in Health Care Facilities

One of the agenda items that Member States will take up at WHA is to address the lack of adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries. In the first-ever global estimates for WASH in health care facilities released by the WHO-UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme In April, showed…

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Why We Support Global Health: Voices from GHPC19

Last week, the Global Health Council (GHC) attended the CORE Group’s Global Health Practitioner Conference (GHPC19) in Bethesda, Maryland. We had a wonderful time connecting with attendees and sharing why it’s so important for us to amplify the voice of the global health community. Several of our members also sponsored the Expo as well, including…

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Advocacy Update ~ May 13, 2019

FY 2020 Appropriations It has been a busy two weeks on Capitol Hill as the House began work on Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bills, including State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPs) and Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Programs (LHHS), and released the 302(b) allocations, which set the spending levels for individual…

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Advocacy Update ~ April 29, 2019

Congress Returns to Capitol Hill Members of Congress return to Capitol Hill today after a two-week recess. Prior to heading home, the House of Representatives passed a deeming resolution setting the topline discretionary spending amount at $1.3 trillion and allowing work on the appropriations bills to begin. House appropriators will begin marking up appropriations bills…

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Member Spotlight: The Global Health Advocacy Incubator

Saving lives with car seats in the Philippines As an advocate and Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) country coordinator in the Philippines, I work to bring people together around complex challenges, but it’s not every day that a civil society coalition succeeds in passing a new law to save the lives of our kids on…

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Preparing for the Upcoming United Nations High-Level Meeting on UHC

Moving Together to Build a Healthier World Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has become the flagship theme for the global health community in 2019. Although the forthcoming UN high-level meeting on UHC will not take place until September 23, 2019, the President of the UN General Assembly, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UHC2030, will…

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