WHA75: Agenda Items 16.2 and 16.4

Global Health Council presented the following statement at the 75th World Health Assembly to address agenda items 16.2: Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies and 16.4: Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005).   WHO’s integral role throughout the pandemic has proven no alternative organization exists that is as inclusive, transparent, and…

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WHA75: Agenda Item 13 – Sustainable Financing Report of the Working Group

Global Health Council presented the following statement at the 75th World Health Assembly for Agenda Item 13: Sustainable Financing: Report of the Working Group.   Global Health Council commends the efforts of Member States and the Working Group on Sustainable Financing to reach an agreement on recommendations to financially empower WHO. A stronger WHO is…

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Meet the AIM Grant Winners

At our recent summit, Civil Society Organization (CSO) Summit: Elevating Civil Society and Community Voices in Global Health, GHC facilitated workshops focused on turning advocacy into action. By participating in the workshop, organizations became eligible to submit a proposal for Global Health Council’s (GHC’s) first-ever Advocacy in Motion (AIM) Grants. These grants are intended to…

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Highlights from the CSO Summit: Elevating Civil Society and Community Voices in Global Health

By Eliana Monteforte, GHC Director for Special Projects, and Alexa Wilder, GHC Intern On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Global Health Council (GHC), in partnership with the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) of UHC2030, launched a two-day Civil Society Organization (CSO) Summit: Elevating Civil Society and Community Voices in Global Health. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CSOs…

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GHC Statement on President Biden’s Supplemental Funding Request

GHC urges Congress to pass emergency supplemental funding for COVID-19 and other global crises   WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2022) – Yesterday, President Biden requested $33 billion in emergency supplemental funding for aid to Ukraine, and urged Congress to expedite critical funding needed to address compounding global crises — the COVID-19 pandemic, food security, and multiple…

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Four Pillars Part 1: Global Health Security

Dear GHC Community, Last month, I laid out Global Health Council’s (GHC) four priorities for the next year. In the coming weeks, I will be taking a deeper look at each individual pillar beginning with global health security. At our most recent Global Health Landscape Symposium, GHC called for a new definition for global health…

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Member Spotlight: What to Expect Project

By Annie G. Toro, JD, MPH, President and Executive Director of the What to Expect Project No matter where in the world they live, every expectant mom wants what’s best for their baby: a healthy beginning to a healthy, bright future. Established in 1997 by its founder, Heidi Murkoff – author of What to Expect…

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Advocacy Updates ~ April 25, 2022

Administration News President Biden releases FY23 proposed budget On April 28, President Biden released his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget. The proposed budget includes nearly $10.6 billion to support critical global health programs at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) but does not go nearly far enough to address the…

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Global Health Council INB Public Hearing Statement For New International Instrument on Pandemic Preparedness

During the INB Public Hearing, held on April 12-13, 2022, Global Health Council provided input on the necessary substantive elements of a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response.  Thank you for the opportunity to provide input on the substantive elements of a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response.  Global Health Council…

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Biden Administration’s Proposed Budget Fails to Meet Critical Global Health Needs

Yesterday, ​​the Biden-Harris Administration released the President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, which includes nearly $10.6 billion to support critical global health programs at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development. This request, following a disappointing level of funding in the FY22 budget and still uncertain emergency supplemental funding for the…

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