Letter from Loyce: Politics in a Pandemic

On April 14, President Trump announced that the U.S. would freeze funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). This decision is politics at its most dangerous. As we face the worst public health disaster in the last 100 years, suspending funding to WHO is like cutting the water supply to a firefighter in a burning…

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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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Letter from Loyce: Putting Civil Society Front and Center

  Within the global health community, there are persistent themes that we hear again and again. One that resonates deeply with Global Health Council (GHC) is ensuring that civil society has a seat at the table as policy, program and funding decisions are made. Actually, make that tables (plural) –  these seats must be available…

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Letter from Loyce: The Evolution of Global Health Council

  Allow me to introduce you to Global Health Council circa 2020. Global health is evolving quickly, responding to shifts in funding, leadership and overall disease burden. Global Health Council (GHC) is evolving, too. Heading into a new decade, innovation is required for progress and, as cliché as it sounds, business as usual just won’t…

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