Collective Voice: The Coalition Against Typhoid

Gearing up for Local Impact – Coalition against Typhoid Director’s Recap from the 11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses We’ve recently returned from the 11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses, the gathering hosted by the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) every two years. CaT was thrilled to host more than…

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Member Spotlight: American Heart Association

Our healthcare systems are ailing. Here’s how to make them better Growing life expectancy, while something to be celebrated, also means that a rising number of people are living with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Access to optimal medical treatments often depends on a person’s financial resources, and with healthcare costs skyrocketing and…

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Advocacy Update ~ April 15, 2019

House Votes on Resolution Setting Top Line Spending Amount Spending caps, also known as budget caps, were established in the Budget Control Act of 2011 to limit federal spending and avoid debt. Since then, Congress has voted to lift these spending caps to avoid sequestration, or mandatory cuts to accounts if appropriated funding exceeds the…

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Global Health Security Act Reintroduced in Congress

Washington, DC (April 10, 2019) – Global Health Council welcomes the reintroduction of the Global Health Security Act of 2019 (bill number pending) by U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH). This bipartisan legislation supports the U.S. commitment to elevating global health security and the Global Health Security Agenda, an international partnership that works…

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Advocacy Update Webinar ~ March 29, 2019

Webinar Resources View full recording above Review PowerPoint Presentation View full FY2020 funding chart Access our Global Health Briefing Book Use GHC’s talking points Follow GHC on Twitter: @GlobalHealthOrg  

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Scoring Shots for the Global Health Team

  March has been a time filled with much excitement! Yes, although it’s April, March Madness is still upon us. Many brackets were busted, but there are still a few games left to go! Similarly, these past few weeks have been an exciting time for global health. Our members and partners have been pounding the…

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Advocacy Update ~ April 1, 2019

Advocacy Update Webinar On Friday, March 29, the GHC advocacy team hosted its first quarterly Advocacy Update webinar. The purpose of this webinar series is to bring these written updates to life – allowing for more dialogue about current events along with a deeper dive into topics such as the U.S. appropriations process. You can…

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Member Spotlight: WaterAid

Women in the WASH sector: Is Being Invited to the Party Enough? Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. To mark International Women’s Day, WaterAid Ethiopia Country Director Bethlehem Mengistu shares lessons…

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Advocacy Update ~ March 18, 2019

Trump Administration Releases Proposed Budget for FY 2020 On March 11, the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, and for the third consecutive year, the International Affairs Budget was cut. The budget requests $42.7 billion for the account, a 24% reduction from the $56.1 billion appropriated for FY 2019. The…

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Global Health Council and The Medtronic Foundation Call for Patient Champions

Global Health Council (GHC), in partnership with The Medtronic Foundation, will provide support for up to six Patient Champions interested in speaking on behalf of themselves or their communities at key global health meetings (e.g., World Health Assembly). GHC strongly believes in the meaningful inclusion of underserved patients in global health policy discussions, recognizing that…

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