Resolving A Fundamental Challenge In Global Health

  A healthcare facility without water, sanitation, and hygiene is not a healthcare facility.” – Dr. Maria Neira, World Health Organization Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Assembly Chamber Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Global Water 2020 and Global Health Council invite you to join an historic gathering that will significantly advance healthcare for millions of the world’s…

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NCD Prevention at the World Health Assembly: Are We Speaking the Same Language?

  How should countries address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)? As the burden grows – with 85% of premature NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries – the question continues to receive much-needed attention from governments and the broader public health community. Despite making only a small appearance on the official agenda…

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GHC Returns from a Whirlwind WHA72

“We all have a duty to make sure the decisions we make this week take root in our countries and communities. This week, I ask you to remember the people, from your family and your country, and from every family and every country, who will be affected by the resolutions you pass and the decisions…

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Advocacy Update ~ June 3, 2019

U.S. Appropriations Update House Appropriations Committee Marks Up SFOPs bill In mid-May, the House Appropriations Committee marked up the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs (SFOPs) bill, moving it a step closer to a vote on the House floor. The bill provides $54.6 billion for SFOPs with a breakdown of $48.4 billion in base funding…

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Member Spotlight: PAI

Holding the U.S. Accountable on Global Reproductive Health and Rights Since assuming control of the executive branch, the Trump-Pence administration has consistently worked to undercut the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, both at home and around the world. With the imposition of harmful policies such as Protecting Life in Global…

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How the World Health Organization and the World Can Promote the Health of Vulnerable Refugees and Migrants: Part III – Recommendations

  Recommendations to consider during the revision of the Global Action Plan (Promoting the health of refugees and migrants draft global action plan, 2019-2023) at the Seventy-second World Health Assembly (WHA72) May 20-28, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland: Emphasize promoting health, providing healthcare, and protecting healthcare rights in refugees and migrants in partnership with Member States.…

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How the World Health Organization and the World Can Promote the Health of Vulnerable Refugees and Migrants: Part II – The Global Action Plan

“Promote Health.  Keep the world safe.  Serve the vulnerable.”—that is how the World Health Organization (WHO) articulated its mission in its Global Programme of Work for 2019-2023 — a mission that seems particularly relevant to the healthcare crisis emerging among refugee and migrant populations around the globe.  Indeed, because refugees and migrants are uniquely vulnerable…

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How the World Health Organization and the World Can Promote the Health of Vulnerable Refugees and Migrants: Part I – History of Actions Taken

In 2017, concerns over immigrant health moved World Health Organization (WHO) Member States to request that the WHO Director-General develop a framework for Member States, in consultation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Member States themselves, to meet the healthcare needs of refugees and migrants…

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