Hindsight is 2020

A few months ago, I talked about a global health marathon. Now, with several additional mile markers behind us, the 2020 race is nearly in our rear view mirror. Before we cross the finish line, finally getting this year behind us, I want to highlight what we’ve done in the last quarter to further global…

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Letter from Loyce: Elections, Optimism & Opportunity

Friends, We are just beginning to emerge from likely one of the most intense election cycles in modern U.S. history. While that has been exhausting, it’s important to remember the next presidential administration and 117th Congress represent an opportunity to advance global health. Global Health Council is eager to hit the ground running. The most…

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Letter from Loyce: Great Expectations: Thoughts on Our Upcoming Summit

As Global Health Council’s virtual summit, Pandemics, Politics and Privilege, draws near, we have been thinking a lot about what our audience is hoping to get out of the discussions and what you are most looking forward to during our time together. With the pandemic and the U.S. election as the backdrop, the types of…

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Letter from Loyce: Solutions from the Source

I’ll let you in on a secret. Sometimes, my family and friends will place bets on how quickly people forget the last injustice caught on camera. It’s always so tragic and graphic that everyone feels guilty looking away. But we eventually do, moving on to the next breaking news story. It’s the same cycle time…

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Letter from Loyce: A 2020 Definition of Progress

If you are anything like me, you alternately feel like time stopped in March (“How is it summertime? Didn’t we just celebrate New Year’s?”) or that you have aged a decade in the span of six months (“Is it really still 2020?”). It seems like we’ve lived a lifetime in a matter of weeks and…

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Letter from Loyce: Real Talk on Racism in the Global Health Sector

Like many of you, I’ve been thinking a lot about power and privilege lately. Only that hasn’t taken the shape you might expect. You see, I don’t have as much interest in or energy for rehashing all the ways I’ve been passed up and pushed aside by others better positioned or perceived than me. I’ve…

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Letter from Loyce: It’s Time to be Audacious

I generally come across two kinds of advocates. The first is pragmatic, committed to a cause but careful about how it is championed and mindful of navigating the politics involved. This advocate is more likely to aim for the most winnable goal, all but assured of a positive outcome even before their work begins. And…

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