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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GHC Statement on the Introduction of the International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response Act

Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2021) – Global Health Council (GHC) welcomes the introduction of S. 2297, the International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response Act as an important piece of legislation designed to accelerate and enhance the U.S. international response to pandemics, both present, and future, and to effectively operationalize lessons learned. The bill includes three…

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GHC Statement on Immunization Agenda 2030 at the 148th Session of the WHO Executive Board

The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition and the Infectious Diseases Society of America was submitted to the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 12: Immunization Agenda 2030. The Global Health Council, Global Health Technologies Coalition, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America commend the…

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Advocacy Updates ~ September 28, 2020

Administration News Administration proposes rule to extend Mexico City Policy to global health contracts On September 14, the Trump administration published a new proposed rule to extend the Mexico City Policy, also known as the global gag rule, to global health contracts. This is the first time the policy would ever apply to contracts, as…

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Advocacy Updates ~ September 14, 2020

Administration News Trump Administration continues WHO withdrawal with reprogramming of funds The Trump Administration announced it would reprogram the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and 2020 assessed contributions to the World Health Organization (WHO). The decision to reprogram $80 million in assessed contributions will impede the WHO’s ability to respond to COVID-19 and other long-term…

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Member Spotlight: White Ribbon Alliance’s Brave Voices, Bold Actions Podcast

Telling the story of respectful maternity care through the Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast By Diana Copeland, Executive Producer and Host of Brave Voices, Bold Actions: Women’s Health, Rights & You, and Senior Communications Officer at White Ribbon Alliance Women and girls are clear: they want respectful, dignified reproductive and maternal healthcare. It was the…

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Advocacy Updates ~ August 24, 2020

Administration News State Department updates U.S. global response to COVID-19 On July 29, the State Department provided an update on the U.S. funding commitments  for the global response to COVID-19. The update highlights and breaks down the allocated $20.5 billion that has gone towards the international response. Secretary Azar: Any vaccine would be shared once…

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Advocacy Update ~ June 22, 2020

WHO Advocacy Community Statement of Support Global Health Council, in coordination with Action for Global Health, CSEM of UHC2030, RESULTS, and WACI Heath, shared a sign-on statement expressing continued support for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the role it plays as an international convener and effective resource. Roughly 200 organizations and 175 individuals signed…

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Member Spotlight: Sabin Vaccine Institute

Overcoming COVID-19 will require understanding vaccination hesitancy By Kaitlin Christenson, VP, Vaccine Acceptance and Demand at Sabin Vaccine Institute The scale of the COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed a significant effort to develop a vaccine against the disease: today, there are 10 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in clinical trials. As we get closer to the reality of…

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