Civil Society Engagement

Member Spotlight: The Access Challenge

Not Your Typical Health Conference What happens when a Mayor, a Sustainable Energy Specialist, the Country Director of a Pharmaceutical Company, a WHO Director, a Second Lady, and an International Investment Director step into a panel room? The second annual One by One: Target 2030 Conference is on September 23 following the United Nations High-Level…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Jyotsna Roy

During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Jyotsna Roy…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Dr. Maria José Pires Machai

During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Dr. Maria…

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Member Spotlight: PATH

Advocates reflect on why R&D is essential for achieving universal health coverage As health advocates, it has been tremendous to see the growing momentum for actionable efforts to move society toward the goal of universal health coverage (UHC). This momentum is largely due to galvanizing support from Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World…

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Member Spotlight: The Global Health Advocacy Incubator

Saving lives with car seats in the Philippines As an advocate and Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) country coordinator in the Philippines, I work to bring people together around complex challenges, but it’s not every day that a civil society coalition succeeds in passing a new law to save the lives of our kids on…

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Help Shape the Future of Collaboration of Civil Society with WHO

This post was written by Kate Dodson,  Vice President, Global Health, United Nations Foundation. On May 22, Global Health Council, United Nations Foundation and several partners hosted an official side event on the sidelines of the 71st World Health Assembly intended to foster dialogue and build consensus among Member State delegates, WHO officials, and civil society representatives around…

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Civil Society alignment and support for advocacy around universal health coverage, in collaboration with WHO

In December 2015, a group of international development agencies, partnerships, and global and local civil society organizations, in collaboration with WHO, met to discuss the better harmonization and alignment of advocacy around health and community systems strengthening for universal health coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development health targets at the country levels. They agreed to…

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