Blog Posts

Global Health Council and The Medtronic Foundation Call for Patient Champions

Global Health Council (GHC), in partnership with The Medtronic Foundation, will provide support for up to six Patient Champions interested in speaking on behalf of themselves or their communities at key global health meetings (e.g., World Health Assembly). GHC strongly believes in the meaningful inclusion of underserved patients in global health policy discussions, recognizing that…

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Child Family Health International, Longtime Member of GHC, at the Forefront of Expanding Ethical Global Health Field Experiences for Students and Universities

Experiential Education, where students and faculty immerse themselves in Global Health realities at the community level, is so important to build the competency and perspective of Global Health trainees and professionals. Given the legacy of colonialism, poorly designed “parachute” interventions, and power/privilege dynamics, it is so important to engage with thoughtfulness and intentionality.  Child Family…

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Legislative Approaches to Immunization Across the European Region

In the last five years, Europe has experienced outbreaks and increased incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, notably measles, across the region. In the first six months of 2018, over 41,000 children and adults in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region were infected with measles, exceeding 12-month reports for the eight previous years. This is a…

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A year in review: The global health innovation stories that shaped 2018

Two thousand eighteen was a turbulent year in global health. Between reemerging crises, breakthrough scientific discoveries, and the continued looming threat of health research funding cuts, 2018 took us on a roller coaster ride of peril and promise. Now as the year comes to an end, GHTC is taking a moment to reflect on the…

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Call for Papers: What Works? Lessons Learned in Global Health Security Implementation

CDC Seeks to Establish Evidence Base for Global Health Security Efforts Submit proposals to CDC using this form; proposal submission instructions are below.   Final Deadline for Proposal Submissions:  January 31, 2019 To achieve compliance with the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations (IHR), all countries must have their own capacity to rapidly detect and control…

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A Tribute to Chris Thomas

On December 5, the global health community lost a dear friend, Chris Thomas. Chris worked for nearly two decades as a global health champion at USAID, serving as the lead communications officer for the Office of Infectious Disease, the President’s Malaria Initiative, the GH liaison within Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) as well as filling numerous other…

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Connecting the Dots of Courageous Conversations at GHLS18

By Adeola Akinremi The conversations in the room at this year’s Global Health Landscape Symposium (GHLS18) suggest one thing: there’s courage and commitment to push the agenda for the inclusion of health for all and financial protection, despite growing obstacles and challenges. On November 30, 2018, Global Health Council (GHC) brought together policy and program…

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IMA World Health Builds on Successes Against Burkitt’s Lymphoma in Tanzania

This blog post was written by Emily Esworthy, Communications Officer at IMA World Health, as part of GHC’s Member Spotlight Series. IMA’s mission is to build healthier communities by collaborating with key partners to serve vulnerable people. IMA World Health is a 2018 Global Health Council member. Selemani Hamij is a quiet and thoughtful 4-year-old boy who…

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Looking Toward the Future: Innovation for Global Health Impact

This blog post was written by Emily Kiser, Program Manager, Triangle Global Health Consortium. The Triangle Global Health Consortium is a non-profit member organization representing institutions and individuals from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, the international health development NGO community, the faith community, and academia.  The Consortium’s mission is to establish North Carolina as an international center…

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#UNGA73: Making the UN Relevant to all People

This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate at Global Health Council. This year marked the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). UNGA73 focused on making the UN relevant to all people through shared responsibilities for peaceful and equitable global leadership. In conjunction, the third high-level meeting (HLM) on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)…

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