Washington, DC (February 10, 2020) – The Trump Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 earlier today, which contains a 22% decrease in the international affairs budget, including a 34% cut to global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State. Cuts were also proposed for…

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Washington, DC (June 19, 2019) – Today, over 100 representatives from non-governmental organizations, academia, faith-based organizations, private institutions, media, and government joined Global Health Council (GHC) and Global Water 2020 at meeting in Washington, DC to make commitments to improve universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities. During the gathering, organizations…

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This blog post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy, and Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate at Global Health Council. Appropriations Update Congress is in recess until after the midterm elections in November. During the lame duck session, Congress will continue work on the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations bills, including State and Foreign…

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This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate, and Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy. Appropriations Update Determined to get the appropriations process back on track this year, Congress passed and the President signed five of the 12 appropriations bills before the end of the Fiscal Year (FY) on September 30. On September…

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New York, NY (September 27, 2018) – Global Health Council (GHC) and the Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Roundtable, welcomes today’s High-Level Meeting (HLM) on NCDs and commends governments for reaffirming their commitments to reducing the burdens of NCDs, including the long overdue commitment to address mental health, and the recognition that depression is the leading cause…

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This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy, and Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate. OMB Rescinds Prospective Rescissions Package After considerable push-back, the administration did not send a newly proposed rescissions package to Congress. The package was expected to target appropriated but unobligated funding from the International Affairs budget. Although global health programs…

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This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy, and Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Reauthorization Bill On August 3, Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), with Ed Royce (R-CA), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Karen Bass (D-CA) as additional cosponsors, introduced the…

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WASHINGTON, DC (August 9, 2018) – This week, Global Health Council welcomed the introduction of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Extension Act of 2018 on Friday, August 3 by the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation, sponsored by Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Karen Bass (D-CA), Ed…

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This post was written by the GHC Advocacy Team. Senate and House Appropriations Committees Release LHHS Bills Both the Senate and House Appropriations committees marked up their respective Labor, Health and Human Services and Education bills (LHHS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which includes funding for global health programs at the Centers for Disease Control…

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This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. FY 2019 Bills Marked Up, Senate Rejects Rescissions, Green Testifies, and Reorganization  It was busy on Capitol Hill last week with the release of the State and Foreign Operations bills in both the House and the Senate, a…

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