Advocacy Updates ~ July 13, 2021

Administration News Biden administration releases global COVID-19 response and recovery framework  On July 1, the White House released its U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework, which outlines five objectives to achieve its overarching goals of ending the pandemic and strengthening global recovery and readiness for future pandemic threats. These objectives include: 1) accelerating equitable…

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GHC Statement on the Introduction of the International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response Act

Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2021) – Global Health Council (GHC) welcomes the introduction of S. 2297, the International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response Act as an important piece of legislation designed to accelerate and enhance the U.S. international response to pandemics, both present, and future, and to effectively operationalize lessons learned. The bill includes three…

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Advocacy Updates ~ June 28, 2021

Administration News Leaders commit to equitable COVID-19 tools access, WHO reform and announce manufacturing and supply chain task force at U.S.-E.U. Summit U.S. and European leaders met on June 15 to renew their Transatlantic partnership, set an agenda for the post-pandemic era, and commit to regular dialogues to review progress. Their statement included many global…

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In Focus: Global Health and Multilateral Diplomacy

By Mike Beard and Philip Kenol, co-chairs of Global Health Council’s Multilateral Roundtable  Coming out of a very busy World Health Assembly (WHA), which closed with fewer bold and concrete actions than observers had hoped for, many looked to the G7 and G20 as fora for further opportunities to begin delivering on the specific commitments…

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Member Spotlight: NCD Alliance

COVID-19 and NCDs: Looking back, looking forward, acting now By Katie Dain, CEO,  NCD Alliance Two decades ago, the World Health Assembly recognised that the “long-term needs of people living with NCDs are rarely dealt with”. And indeed, in spite of many political commitments made since then, we are now paying the price for years…

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Global Health Breakthroughs That You Might Have Missed Over the Past Year

By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council Over the past year, COVID-19 coverage has dominated the news cycle. However, amid a pandemic, there have been many groundbreaking advancements in global health. Here are a few:  Malaria vaccine shows promise  Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal mosquito-borne disease that resulted in approximately 229 million…

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Advocacy Updates ~ June 15, 2021

Administration News President Biden nominates new ambassadorships with more announcements expected soon ? President Biden has nominated Paloma Adams-Allen, former president and executive director of the Inter-American Foundation, for Deputy Administrator for Management and Resources, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He also nominated Isobel Coleman for Deputy Administrator for Policy and Programming at…

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GHC Statement on the Release of President Biden’s FY2022 Budget

  Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2021) – The Biden Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget proposal today, which contains approximately $63.7 billion for the international affairs budget. Global Health Council has been working with lawmakers in anticipation of today’s release and, as expected, President Biden’s budget includes $10 billion for global health programs.  …

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In Focus: All Eyes on the World Health Assembly

A brief recap of WHA74’s first few days By Kiki Kalkstein & Ansley Kahn, GHC The 74th World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s decision-making body, began on Monday, May 24, 2021 and will run through Tuesday, June 1, 2021. It is the second assembly to be held virtually for nearly all participating Member…

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Member Spotlight: Frontline Health Workers Coalition

Advocating For and With Frontline Health Workers By Carol Bales, Advocacy and Policy Communications Manager, IntraHealth International “During the pandemic, health workers in my facility have faced a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE)—like masks, sanitizer, and gloves—and disinfectants,” says Margaret Odera, a community health worker and mentor mother in Kenya.  Margaret is an HIV-positive…

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