Member Spotlight: World Obesity Federation

By Hannah Brinsden, Director of Policy, World Obesity Federation   Obesity: A global health challenge Obesity represents one of the most urgent global health challenges we face today, affecting over 800 million people globally. Once seen as only an issue affecting people in high-income countries, the greatest impact is now felt in low- and middle-income…

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The Pandemic of Accessibility

By Eliana Monteforte, Director of Special Projects, Global Health Council In a time of sustained crisis, governments struggled to leave no one behind. People living with disabilities felt largely invisible during the COVID-19 pandemic as they faced barrier after barrier to information, testing, and treatment services. Like in many other marginalized population groups, civil society…

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The LGBTQI+ COVID-19 Experience

By Eliana Monteforte, Director of Special Projects, Global Health Council Left out of much of the initial research and conversations surrounding pandemic response, the LGBTQI+ community banded together to address the social, economic, and health gaps left by their governments. While these civil society-led efforts were able to address many challenges that emerged from the…

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Member Spotlight: EMPHNET

By Mohannad Al Nsour, MD, MSc, PhD, Executive Director, EMPHNET   The Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) aims to equip communities in the EMR, regardless of their economic growth and development level, with the necessary tools and knowledge to build robust health systems. EMPHNET believes that change and transformation are key elements for progressing towards…

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Reflection and Vision for the Future

Dear GHC Community, As I come to the end of my first two weeks as President and CEO of Global Health Council, I wanted to send a brief note of introduction and, more importantly, thanks.  I would be remiss if I didn’t start this note with a warm and big thank you to the entire…

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Galvanizing Global Coordination for the COVID-19 Response

Dear Global Health Advocates, I am Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, President and CEO of Global Health Council. My first week and a half at GHC has been busy! I couldn’t be prouder to represent GHC and our network of advocates at today’s virtual Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better, hosted by President Biden.…

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A Dual Pandemic: COVID-19 and Sexism

Women have long been relied upon to serve as caretakers, but who is taking care of them? In a period of sustained crisis, women have also shouldered the burdens of child/elder care, widespread employment discrimination, and gender based violence (GBV). As we continue to respond to the pandemic, women cannot be left behind. They need…

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Climate Change and its Effect on WASH

By Anderson Alleyne, Communications Consultant, Global Health Council World Water Week 2021 was August 23-27 and brought together experts from across multiple sectors to discuss and create concrete solutions to a wide range of water-related issues. The theme of this year’s annual event was Building Resilience Faster and it focused on addressing one of the…

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