Friends, We are just beginning to emerge from likely one of the most intense election cycles in modern U.S. history. While that has been exhausting, it’s important to remember the next presidential administration and 117th Congress represent an opportunity to advance global health. Global Health Council is eager to hit the ground running. The most…

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Administration News HHS released National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, 2020-2025 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, 2020-2025, based on the 2014 strategy and the first National Action Plan that was released in 2015. The latest plan was led by the Assistant Secretary…

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As Global Health Council’s virtual summit, Pandemics, Politics and Privilege, draws near, we have been thinking a lot about what our audience is hoping to get out of the discussions and what you are most looking forward to during our time together. With the pandemic and the U.S. election as the backdrop, the types of…

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Unveiling the Invisible Who Serve the Frontline of Healthcare By Hayley Schram They are responsible for protecting my safety and yours, by ensuring a safe and clean environment for all of us — patients, visitors, and staff alike — at healthcare facilities worldwide. Yet they are poorly paid; often lack sufficient training, supplies, and personal protective…

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Administration News USG released Strengthening Health Security Across the Globe report On September 30, the United States government (USG) released its whole-of-government report demonstrating the determination of the U.S. to continue to advance health security at home and abroad. This annual report highlights the USG’s contributions to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and to…

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Global Health Council welcomes the nearly $10 billion to support the global response to COVID-19, including significant funds for Gavi, the Global Fund, PEPFAR, health systems, and more, included in the revised COVID-19 emergency bill released by House leadership last night. These funds are critical to respond to the evolving pandemic and maintain essential health…

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Administration News Administration proposes rule to extend Mexico City Policy to global health contracts On September 14, the Trump administration published a new proposed rule to extend the Mexico City Policy, also known as the global gag rule, to global health contracts. This is the first time the policy would ever apply to contracts, as…

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The Importance of Global Collaboration in Cancer Research By Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, Global Policy and Strategic Alliance Manager, NCCN September 24th marks World Cancer Research Day, a global campaign to raise public awareness around the importance of cancer research. Over the last several decades, global investments in cancer research have led to significant scientific discoveries and…

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Washington, DC (September 23, 2020) – Global Health Council applauds the passage of the Global Health Security Act of 2019 (H.R. 2166) by the House of Representatives. The Global Health Security Act, authored and introduced by Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) is bipartisan legislation that reaffirms the U.S. commitment to elevating global…

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