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: Moderator: Loyce Pace, MPH, President & Executive Director of…

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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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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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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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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 April 3, 2020. U.S. Response President Trump declared a national emergency. The Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force is meeting daily and communicating regularly. Ambassador Debbi…

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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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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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This blog post was written by Gabrielle Fitzgerald, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Panorama. Panorama’s mission is working to solve global problems through audacious thinking and bold action. They are a 2018 Global Health Council Member. I launched Panorama in early 2017 with a new vision for how to solve complicated problems. We call ourselves…

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This blog is a collaborative effort between Global Health Council, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)|bio, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and PATH. The U.S. government has been a leader and financier of international action to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats both prior to and following the 2014 launch of the Global Health Security…

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This post originally appeared on the Better World Campaign website, and was written by Kelli Meyer. The Better World Campaign (BWC) works to foster a strong, effective relationship between the United States and the United Nations to promote core American interests and build a more secure, prosperous, and healthy world. They are a 2018 Global Health…

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