Maternal & Child Health

The Reach Act: Investing in Maternal and Child Health

This post was written by Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate at Global Health Council. Over the past few decades great strides have been made in maternal and child health: since 1990, the deaths of mothers and children under age 5 worldwide have been cut by more than half. The decrease in maternal and child mortality rates…

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NCD Child’s Approach to Advocacy: Putting Children First

This guest post was written by, Jonathan D Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP, Executive Director, NCD Child, a a global multi-stakeholder coalition championing the rights and needs of children, adolescents, and young people living with or at risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCD Child is a member of the Global Health Council. NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder…

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Seeking Today’s Midwifery Pioneers for Johnson & Johnson's GenH Challenge 

This post was written by Alice Lin Fabiano, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact. A good idea can come from anyone, anywhere. Looking at the history of midwifery, we see that good ideas often come from people providing care every day in communities and clinics around the world. The ways in which midwives have pioneered…

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CDC Protects People from Disease Threats and Outbreaks in the U.S. and Around the World

This blog post was written by Carmen Villar, MPH, Deputy Director for Strategy, Policy and Communication, at the the Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [supsystic-gallery id=4 position=center] Opinion polls show that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the federal government’s most admired and trusted agencies. Since its founding in…

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Global Health Council Statement on Global Gag Rule – January 26, 2017

Statement made to the global health community by Global Health Council President & Executive Director Loyce Pace, MPH on January 26, 2017.  On Monday, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy (also known as the “Global Gag Rule”). The Global Gag Rule requires that, as a condition of receiving assistance from the U.S. government, foreign NGOs…

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Committed to serving the most vulnerable in South Sudan

This blog was written by GHC member IMA World Health (IMA). IMA’s work in South Sudan is funded by Global Fund/Population Services International, Global Fund/UNDP, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, UK’s Department for International Development/Mott MacDonald, UNFPA, and World Bank/South Sudan Ministry of Health. In the midst of ongoing violence in South Sudan, an estimated 2.3…

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Global Financing Facility (GFF) June Investors Group (IG) Meeting Debrief Webinar

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) June Investors Group (IG) Meeting Debrief Webinar, co-sponsored by GHC and PMNCH took place on July 19.  If interested, you may review and share the links below with your colleagues below:  Recording: https://youtu.be/LCBA9X15MMo Presentation: http://globalhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/GFFJuneIGMeetingDebriefWebinar7192016.pdf  On GHC’s GFF webpage you can find more details about the GFF, including supporting documents and updates.  Stay tuned to our…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 16.4 – Addressing the global shortages of medicines, and the safety and accessibility of children’s medication

GHC, in collaboration with AAP, EGPAF, and PATH, would like to address agenda item 16.4. We share WHO Secretariat’s concerns about shortages of essential medicines for children. Children have distinct pharmacotherapy needs related to drug administration, medicine-related toxicity, and taste preferences, and require medicine formulas that are tailored to their ages, sizes, physiologic conditions, and…

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