WHO Advocacy Community Statement of Support Global Health Council, in coordination with Action for Global Health, CSEM of UHC2030, RESULTS, and WACI Heath, shared a sign-on statement expressing continued support for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the role it plays as an international convener and effective resource. Roughly 200 organizations and 175 individuals signed…

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Racism is a Global Health Issue  Last week, GHC and other organizations across our network issued calls to action for our community, in light of recent violence. As public health professionals, we must use our voice to call out the disparities we see in the U.S. and around the world. Further, we must motivate ourselves…

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Global Health Council (GHC) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of its intention to terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). Washington, D.C. (May 29, 2020) – WHO plays a vital role not only in the current COVID-19 pandemic, but in helping countries around the world prevent, treat,…

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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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