Global Health Roundup~10/10/2018

Lookout for GHC members at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR 2018)!  Between October 8 and 12, several GHC members, including Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Management Sciences for Health, IntraHealth International, IMA World Health, Medtronic Foundation, and John Snow Inc., will host booths and side events at the largest research conference in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Our members are getting…

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Advocacy Update ~ October 9, 2018

This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate, and Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy. Appropriations Update Determined to get the appropriations process back on track this year, Congress passed and the President signed five of the 12 appropriations bills before the end of the Fiscal Year (FY) on September 30. On September…

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#UNGA73: Making the UN Relevant to all People

This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate at Global Health Council. This year marked the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). UNGA73 focused on making the UN relevant to all people through shared responsibilities for peaceful and equitable global leadership. In conjunction, the third high-level meeting (HLM) on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)…

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American Heart Association – A relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

This blog post was written by John Meiners, Chief of Mission Aligned Businesses and Healthcare Solutions at the American Heart Association. From humble beginnings, the AHA has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. AHA is a 2018 Global Health Council member as part of our Member Spotlight series. Cardiovascular…

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Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Around the World

This blog post was written by Chris Hansen, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). ACS CAN is the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, and the nation’s leading advocacy organization helping to defeat cancer by educating the public, elected officials and candidates about cancer’s toll on public health. ACS CAN…

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ACTION Media Training on Immunization: Call for Applications

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION GUIDE The ACTION global health advocacy partnership will host a 4-day public speaking and media skills training for child survival advocates in December 10–14, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The training will develop a group of champions that can effectively advocate on the importance of Gavi and GPEI transition and engage at key moments…

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Washington, DC Advocacy Groups Commend National Governments for Committing to Reduce the Noncommunicable Disease Burden Worldwide

New York, NY (September 27, 2018) – Global Health Council (GHC) and the Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Roundtable, welcomes today’s High-Level Meeting (HLM) on NCDs and commends governments for reaffirming their commitments to reducing the burdens of NCDs, including the long overdue commitment to address mental health, and the recognition that depression is the leading cause…

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Ten Asks: Doing Things Differently in Gender Equality and Global Health

This guest post was written by Dr. Roopa Dhatt, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Women in Global Health and Kelly Thompson, Gender and Programming Director, Mehr Manzoor, Research Director, and Ann Keeling, Senior Fellow, Women in Global Health. The post was originally published on their website. Reflections for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly and UN High-Level Meetings.…

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Advocacy Update ~ September 24, 2018

This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate, and Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy. Appropriations Update FY 2019 and the end of the fiscal year In the last few days of the fiscal year (FY), which ends on September 30, Congress is working to pass remaining FY 2019 spending bills packaged as “minibuses”…

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Investing in TB Research: World Leaders Urged to Commit to End TB

This blog post was written by the Communications Team at the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance). TB Alliance is dedicated to the discovery, development and delivery of better, faster-acting and affordable tuberculosis drugs that are available to those who need them. They are a 2018 Global Health Council Member. A Lingering Epidemic Tuberculosis…

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