By Kate Dodson, Global Health Council Board Chair To my fellow members of the Global Health Council community: As Chair of the Global Health Council Board of Directors, I am writing to you today with bittersweet news: after more than four years at the helm of Global Health Council, Loyce Pace has announced her resignation. Loyce…

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Congressional News COVID-19 emergency funds progressing through budget reconciliation After passing a budget resolution for fiscal year (FY) 2021, Congress has continued to progress toward passing President Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief proposal. Authorizing committees in the House have been marking up their individual bills. The House Committee on the Budget plans to mark up the…

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By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council Throughout the years, Global Health Council has been lifting up Black voices in global health— most recently through the Black Voices YouTube Series, the 2020 virtual summit, and the Racial Justice in Global Health page—and will continue to do so. In honor of Black History Month, GHC…

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By John Ariale, Principal, Husch Blackwell Strategies and Global Health Council Board Member Recently, Global Health Council’s President and Executive Director, Loyce Pace, shared her thoughts on the new 2021 Global Health Briefing Book (GHBB). Today, I want to share my own experience as someone who has benefited from this material in the past—and continues…

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Destined to Collaborate By Melissa West, Director, Advocacy & Communications, VillageReach I was finally able to trace our organization’s DNA when Mrs. Graça Machel came to Seattle to reconnect with her VillageReach “family.” Ma Machel was a VillageReach founding advisor and the inspiration to deliver lasting changes to health care for the under-reached. A force…

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Congressional News The Honorable Barbara Lee to serve as House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee Chair for State and Foreign Operations Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) was announced as House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee Chair for State and Foreign Operations. Chairwoman Lee has a long history of engaging on global health issues, particularly HIV/AIDS, promoting the Sustainable Development Goals,…

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The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by The Hunger Project was submitted to the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 19.2: WHO reform: involvement of non-State actors in WHO’s governing bodies. We urge the WHO to not re-invent the wheel and to build on the decades of work by the…

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