Malnutrition: The Hidden Pandemic

By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council More than 3 million children die each year because of malnutrition, making it the leading cause of death for children under five. Despite decades of progress, there has been a continual increase in global hunger in recent years. Among the factors driving this reversal are climate change,…

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Member Spotlight: Medicines Development for Global Health

By Ben Wills, Executive Director, Medicines Development for Global Health Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) is an independent biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of affordable medicines for the people who need them most. MDGH is a not-for-profit company that uses all funds in excess of running costs to develop medicines that address important…

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In Focus: Global Health and Multilateral Diplomacy

By Mike Beard and Philip Kenol, co-chairs of Global Health Council’s Multilateral Roundtable  Coming out of a very busy World Health Assembly (WHA), which closed with fewer bold and concrete actions than observers had hoped for, many looked to the G7 and G20 as fora for further opportunities to begin delivering on the specific commitments…

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Member Spotlight: NCD Alliance

COVID-19 and NCDs: Looking back, looking forward, acting now By Katie Dain, CEO,  NCD Alliance Two decades ago, the World Health Assembly recognised that the “long-term needs of people living with NCDs are rarely dealt with”. And indeed, in spite of many political commitments made since then, we are now paying the price for years…

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Global Health Breakthroughs That You Might Have Missed Over the Past Year

By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council Over the past year, COVID-19 coverage has dominated the news cycle. However, amid a pandemic, there have been many groundbreaking advancements in global health. Here are a few:  Malaria vaccine shows promise  Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal mosquito-borne disease that resulted in approximately 229 million…

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GHC Statement on the Release of President Biden’s FY2022 Budget

  Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2021) – The Biden Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget proposal today, which contains approximately $63.7 billion for the international affairs budget. Global Health Council has been working with lawmakers in anticipation of today’s release and, as expected, President Biden’s budget includes $10 billion for global health programs.  …

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In Focus: All Eyes on the World Health Assembly

A brief recap of WHA74’s first few days By Kiki Kalkstein & Ansley Kahn, GHC The 74th World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s decision-making body, began on Monday, May 24, 2021 and will run through Tuesday, June 1, 2021. It is the second assembly to be held virtually for nearly all participating Member…

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Member Spotlight: Frontline Health Workers Coalition

Advocating For and With Frontline Health Workers By Carol Bales, Advocacy and Policy Communications Manager, IntraHealth International “During the pandemic, health workers in my facility have faced a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE)—like masks, sanitizer, and gloves—and disinfectants,” says Margaret Odera, a community health worker and mentor mother in Kenya.  Margaret is an HIV-positive…

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How the Environment Affects Our Health

By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year and is a time to promote worldwide awareness and action for the environment. The theme for this year is “Ecosystem Restoration” which calls for urgent measures to revive damaged ecosystems. Human consumption and rapid population growth have…

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