By Angela Nguku, Founder and Executive Director, White Ribbon Alliance Kenya The Covid-19 pandemic is still here with us, wreaking havoc among populations and amongst all sectors globally. The effects have been felt, are still being felt, and will be felt for generations to come. Indeed, the world at large has been confronted with the…

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Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2021) – The Biden Administration released a preview of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget proposal – the traditional first step in the budget process that will enable lawmakers to begin drafting their annual appropriations bills. The discretionary budget blueprint released today contains $63.5 billion for the international affairs budget. Global…

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Administration News Gayle Smith to lead COVID-19 and global health security at State Department On April 5, Secretary of State Antony Blinken named Gayle E. Smith as Coordinator for Global COVID Response & Health Security at the U.S. State Department. Gayle Smith, currently President and CEO of ONE Campaign, will be on temporary assignment to…

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Congressional News American Rescue Plan includes emergency global health funding On March 11, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan COVID-19 relief bill into law. The final bill includes significant funding for the U.S. global response to the pandemic. A few highlights include: $3.09 billion for USAID to prevent, detect and respond to…

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By Mariana Becerra and Amanda Van Duym, co-chairs of Global Health Council’s MNCH Roundtable Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, working as health care workers, caregivers, researchers, advocates and as some of the most exemplary national leaders in combating the pandemic. However, one year into the pandemic and in the midst of Women’s…

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In the Shadow of COVID-19, the Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria Continues By Berk Ehrmantraut, Senior Digital Communications Manager, Friends of the Global Fight Over the past year, COVID-19 has transformed the world. From our work routines and travel to our ability to see friends and family, no aspect of our lives has gone…

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By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the integral role health workers play in our health system. Being at the forefront of the global COVID-19 response, frontline health workers are caring for COVID-19 patients while also delivering essential health services. Women play an important part in the…

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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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