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Advocacy Update ~ May 21, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. The following advocacy update was written May 21. A few additional highlights: 1.) The rescission package has stalled in the House. There do not seem to be enough votes to pass the legislation in its current form. The…

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GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup – 05/07/2018

Gavi Prepares for Upcoming Mid-Term Review Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s Mid-Term Review (MTR) is set for December 10 – 11, 2018 in the United Arab Emirates. This high-level conference aims to analyze Gavi’s performance halfway through its current five-year strategic period (2016-2020). Global health partners can promote the importance of global immunization in the months leading up to…

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GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup – 04/23/2018

The Global Health Community Gets #ReadyToBeatMalaria Ahead of World Malaria Day (April 25), the global health community has renewed its commitment to ending malaria, a preventable, treatable, and curable disease, which manages to endure despite significant global progress. During the 2018 World Malaria Summit last week, world leaders, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.K.…

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GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup – 04/09/2018

NCD Child Encourages Young Minds to Participate in Global Art Contest On April 3, ahead of World Health Day (April 7), NCD Child launched a global art and video contest for adolescents to visually highlight the importance of non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control for young people and their communities. Based on the theme, Health For Youth =…

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GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup – 03/26/2018

New Reports and Factsheets on World Water Day and World Tuberculosis (TB) Day Highlight Challenges and Opportunities That Lie Ahead Last week, the world recognized World Water Day on March 22 and World TB Day on March 24. WaterAid’s Water Gap: The State of the World’s Water 2018 Report highlighted an alarming rise in the number of people struggling to access…

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Global Health Council Rejects Proposed Cuts to Global Health Programs and U.S. Foreign Assistance

Washington, DC (February  12, 2018) — Today the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 that contains a 30 percent decrease in the foreign affairs budget, including global health programs, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State. In addition, cuts were recommended for programs at the Department of Health…

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Advocacy Update ~ February 12, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. 6 More Weeks of FY18 Appropriations Discussions On Friday morning, President Trump signed into law a budget deal that includes a six-week stopgap spending bill, the fifth Continuing Resolution (CR) for this fiscal year (FY). This CR will keep the…

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Global Health Council Statement on the Release of the Six-Month Review of Mexico City Policy

Washington, DC (February 8, 2018) —  Today Global Health Council responds to the Department of State’s recently released 6-month review of the expansion of the Mexico City Policy (renamed to the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance). The State Department proposed the review to gauge the policy’s impact on U.S. global health programs. Specifically, this review…

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