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 16: Social determinants of health. We urge WHO to take a strong, collaborative approach to address the social determinants of health.  Local government and school systems, traditional and religious leaders,…

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The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition and the Infectious Diseases Society of America was submitted to the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 12: Immunization Agenda 2030. The Global Health Council, Global Health Technologies Coalition, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America commend the…

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The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition and the Infectious Diseases Society of America was submitted to the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 9: Antimicrobial resistance. The Global Health Council, Global Health Technologies Coalition, and Infectious Diseases Society of America thank the chair and…

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The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition—was delivered at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 8: Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property. The Global Health Council and Global Health Technologies Coalition thank the chair and distinguished delegates…

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The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition—was delivered at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 14.1: COVID-19 response. We commend WHO on COVID-19 responses, including providing scientific and technical guidance, facilitating surveillance and data sharing, supporting R&D of new tools and procuring PPE, diagnostics,…

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Global Health Council congratulates the Biden-Harris administration on Inauguration Day and expresses support for their planned re-engagement with the World Health Organization. “The United States has to have a seat at the table to implement meaningful reform and effective responses to global health emergencies like the current pandemic,” says Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director.…

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Administration News Executive Order on Ensuring Access to USG COVID-19 Vaccines On December 8, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) that ensures Americans have priority access to COVID-19 vaccines developed in the United States or procured by the United States government. The EO does not go into detail about the U.S. government’s vaccine distribution…

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COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of investing in and building strong, equitable, and resilient health systems worldwide. Global Health Council has consistently advocated for holistic responses to deadly disease outbreaks of all kinds and has maintained the call for a global response to the pandemic throughout COVID-19 relief package negotiations. Responsible international investments will protect…

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A few months ago, I talked about a global health marathon. Now, with several additional mile markers behind us, the 2020 race is nearly in our rear view mirror. Before we cross the finish line, finally getting this year behind us, I want to highlight what we’ve done in the last quarter to further global…

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Celebrating the partnerships and policymakers driving global health innovation By Marissa Chmiola, Senior Communications Lead, GHTC COVID-19 has upended our world like no disease in living memory—and underscored with devastating clarity how important smart policymaking, strong partnerships, and access to technologies are to confronting global health challenges. It’s a message that’s been central to GHTC’s…

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