By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council World Immunization Week (April 24-30) is an opportunity to raise awareness of vaccinations and the crucial role they play in maintaining a healthy world. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted life-saving vaccine campaigns. As mentioned in our 2021 Global Health Briefing Book, more than…

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Why COVID-19 in Africa matters to the rest of the world By Yacine Djibo, Founder and Executive Director of Speak Up Africa The first COVID-19 vaccines landed on the African continent in February. Since then, almost all countries in Africa have signed up to the COVAX program and over 16 million doses have been delivered. …

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By Angela Nguku, Founder and Executive Director, White Ribbon Alliance Kenya The Covid-19 pandemic is still here with us, wreaking havoc among populations and amongst all sectors globally. The effects have been felt, are still being felt, and will be felt for generations to come. Indeed, the world at large has been confronted with the…

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Administration News Gayle Smith to lead COVID-19 and global health security at State Department On April 5, Secretary of State Antony Blinken named Gayle E. Smith as Coordinator for Global COVID Response & Health Security at the U.S. State Department. Gayle Smith, currently President and CEO of ONE Campaign, will be on temporary assignment to…

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By Mariana Becerra and Amanda Van Duym, co-chairs of Global Health Council’s MNCH Roundtable Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, working as health care workers, caregivers, researchers, advocates and as some of the most exemplary national leaders in combating the pandemic. However, one year into the pandemic and in the midst of Women’s…

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In the Shadow of COVID-19, the Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria Continues By Berk Ehrmantraut, Senior Digital Communications Manager, Friends of the Global Fight Over the past year, COVID-19 has transformed the world. From our work routines and travel to our ability to see friends and family, no aspect of our lives has gone…

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By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the integral role health workers play in our health system. Being at the forefront of the global COVID-19 response, frontline health workers are caring for COVID-19 patients while also delivering essential health services. Women play an important part in the…

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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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