GHC-led virtual town halls provide a space for community dialogue on our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members and partners discuss how to approach global health advocacy at such a critical moment and the short- and long-term challenges or opportunities. March 31, 2020 Town Hall: Moderator: Loyce Pace, MPH, President & Executive Director of…

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Last week, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act into law. This massive bill includes many domestic provisions as well as: $4.3 billion for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; $500 million for Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response work; $300 million for the Infectious…

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Access GHC’s COVID-19 information page here. There you will find information on the U.S. and global response, links to advice for individuals and employers, guidance for implementing organizations, and news and updates from CDC and WHO. Congressional Updates House Introduces W-GDP Act to Empower Women A bipartisan coalition in the House introduced H.R. 6117, the…

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Legislative Update Gavi Resolution Introduced in the House of Representatives & Senate! Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Susan Brooks (R-IN) introduced H.Res. 861, on February 21, a resolution supporting GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance. The resolution affirms continued support in Congress, and calls for multi-year pledges in order to maximize the program’s work around the world.…

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Global Health Council has compiled detailed information about what the US government, other governments, and WHO are doing to address the spread of COVID-19. This post was last updated on April 3, 2020. U.S. Response President Trump declared a national emergency. The Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force is meeting daily and communicating regularly. Ambassador Debbi…

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US Updates Senators Call on Trump Administration to Immediately Fill Global Health Security Position A group of 27 Senators sent a letter to Robert O’Brien, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs requesting they appoint a qualified, dedicated, senior global health security expert to the White House’s National Security Council to address and coordinate…

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US Updates President Trump Releases Proposed FY2021 Budget Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Here is the link to the full budget appendix, as well as the State Department’s Congressional Budget Justification. GHC’s statement can be found here. Our fully updated budget table is available here. Meeting to be…

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Washington, DC (February 10, 2020) – The Trump Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 earlier today, which contains a 22% decrease in the international affairs budget, including a 34% cut to global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State. Cuts were also proposed for…

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Senate Passes Resolution on Nutrition On January 15, the Senate passed S. Res. 260, a resolution recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting the commitment of the United States Agency for International Development to reducing global malnutrition through the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy. HFAC…

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GHC Updated FY20 Appropriations Chart Be sure to check out GHC’s  appropriations breakdown to learn more about the funding levels for specific global health accounts. Our U.S. Appropriations Funding Chart, broken down by budget line can be found here.  NTDs Legislation Passes as Part of FY20 Appropriations H.R. 3460: The End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act,…

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