World Health Assembly GHC and our delegation submitted a statement to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the World Health Assembly (WHA73), which took place on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19, 2020 using video conference technology. The assembly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as items essential for governance business continuity. The…

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World Health Assembly The Executive Board agreed recently through a written procedure that WHA73 will open on Monday, May 18, 2020 and take place virtually, using video conference technology. EB147 is due to open on Friday, May 22, 2020 and will also take place virtually. The assembly will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and items…

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Congressional Update: House & Senate passes $484 billion coronavirus deal after stalemate After about two weeks of gridlock, the Senate approved $484 billion in aid last Tuesday, and the House passed the package on Thursday. The agreement provides $380 billion for small businesses, $75 billion for hospitals, and $25 billion for disease testing. Discussions are…

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Congressional Update: Both chambers of Congress are out of session, but work for the fourth COVID-19 emergency supplemental is well under way. Congressional leadership seems to be moving towards an aid package that is similar to the $2.3 trillion CARES Act that was signed into law late last month.  GHC has been busy coordinating with…

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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: Our first discussion focused on how organizations are adjusting…

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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 June 19, 2020. U.S. Response The Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force is meeting daily and communicating regularly. Ambassador Debbi Birx is coordinating the day-to-day efforts.…

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