By Kate Dodson, Global Health Council Board Chair To my fellow members of the Global Health Council community: As Chair of the Global Health Council Board of Directors, I am writing to you today with bittersweet news: after more than four years at the helm of Global Health Council, Loyce Pace has announced her resignation. Loyce…

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By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council Throughout the years, Global Health Council has been lifting up Black voices in global health— most recently through the Black Voices YouTube Series, the 2020 virtual summit, and the Racial Justice in Global Health page—and will continue to do so. In honor of Black History Month, GHC…

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By John Ariale, Principal, Husch Blackwell Strategies and Global Health Council Board Member Recently, Global Health Council’s President and Executive Director, Loyce Pace, shared her thoughts on the new 2021 Global Health Briefing Book (GHBB). Today, I want to share my own experience as someone who has benefited from this material in the past—and continues…

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Destined to Collaborate By Melissa West, Director, Advocacy & Communications, VillageReach I was finally able to trace our organization’s DNA when Mrs. Graça Machel came to Seattle to reconnect with her VillageReach “family.” Ma Machel was a VillageReach founding advisor and the inspiration to deliver lasting changes to health care for the under-reached. A force…

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Administration News Executive Order on Ensuring Access to USG COVID-19 Vaccines On December 8, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) that ensures Americans have priority access to COVID-19 vaccines developed in the United States or procured by the United States government. The EO does not go into detail about the U.S. government’s vaccine distribution…

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COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of investing in and building strong, equitable, and resilient health systems worldwide. Global Health Council has consistently advocated for holistic responses to deadly disease outbreaks of all kinds and has maintained the call for a global response to the pandemic throughout COVID-19 relief package negotiations. Responsible international investments will protect…

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A few months ago, I talked about a global health marathon. Now, with several additional mile markers behind us, the 2020 race is nearly in our rear view mirror. Before we cross the finish line, finally getting this year behind us, I want to highlight what we’ve done in the last quarter to further global…

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Celebrating the partnerships and policymakers driving global health innovation By Marissa Chmiola, Senior Communications Lead, GHTC COVID-19 has upended our world like no disease in living memory—and underscored with devastating clarity how important smart policymaking, strong partnerships, and access to technologies are to confronting global health challenges. It’s a message that’s been central to GHTC’s…

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