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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Global Health Council Applauds House Passage of Global Health Security Act

Washington, DC (September 23, 2020) – Global Health Council applauds the passage of the Global Health Security Act of 2019 (H.R. 2166) by the House of Representatives. The Global Health Security Act, authored and introduced by Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) is bipartisan legislation that reaffirms the U.S. commitment to elevating global…

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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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COVID Conversations

GHC-led virtual town halls provide a space for community dialogue on our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members and partners discuss how to approach global health advocacy at such a critical moment and the short- and long-term challenges or opportunities. March 31, 2020 Town Hall: Our first discussion focused on how organizations are adjusting…

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Member Spotlight: Engender Health

Remaining Vigilant about SRHR during the COVID-19 Pandemic As I write this, governments, health systems, healthcare professionals, communities, institutions, and individuals are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Such crises often exacerbate systemic challenges, such as gender inequality and the lack of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Throughout the COVID-19 response and recovery,…

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Letter from Loyce: COVID-19: Is the Global Health Megaphone on Mute?

No one can say that we didn’t see this coming. The global health community has been banging the drum about pandemic preparedness for many years. I would venture to say this is the very nightmare we have long feared. So why was the world caught flat footed in terms of COVID-19? Why has our message…

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COVID-19: Yet Another Lesson – and Word of Caution – for Global Health

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, many of us in the global health community are signaling that this is still the beginning of what could be a long road in the coming months. What we do know is the current circumstances warrant swift action from countries and nongovernmental partners worldwide. WHO has led the…

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U.S. and Global Response to COVID-19

Global Health Council has compiled detailed information about what the US government, other governments, and WHO are doing to address the spread of COVID-19. This post was last updated on March 15, 2021. U.S. Response The Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Response Team is meeting daily and communicating regularly. Legislation: H.R.1319: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was…

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Global Health Security Act Reintroduced in Congress

Washington, DC (April 10, 2019) – Global Health Council welcomes the reintroduction of the Global Health Security Act of 2019 (bill number pending) by U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH). This bipartisan legislation supports the U.S. commitment to elevating global health security and the Global Health Security Agenda, an international partnership that works…

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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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