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, 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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Thank you the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of GHC and AAP. The report on implementation appropriately highlights the importance of what are described as “new challenges”: early child development; adolescent health; the health of women, children and adolescents in humanitarian and fragile settings; and multi-sectoral responses to addressing the underlying determinants of…

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Chairperson, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, colleagues: Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of the Global Health Council and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We strongly support the recommendation to urge Member States to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence. Particular…

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Chairperson, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, colleagues: Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of the Global Health Council and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We applaud this report for adopting a life-course approach to ending obesity. Many countries now suffer from the “double burden” of malnutrition—growing numbers of people are overweight…

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The Global Health Council in collaboration with 1,000 Days urges the World Health Assembly to support the resolution to strongly endorse the WHO Guidance to End Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children. The Guidance puts forward evidence-based, common sense recommendations which will protect the wellbeing of mothers and children throughout the world.…

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The world is currently not on track to achieve any of the six global nutrition targets that were agreed to by WHO in 2012. The World Bank, Results for Development, and 1,000 Days, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, did an in-depth costing analysis and investment…

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Last week, the White House requested that unobligated Ebola funding be reprogrammed to combat the Zika virus. The President had previously requested $1.9 billion emergency funding, but the request had stalled as Republican appropriators pushed for the use of unobligated funds. It is unclear which accounts the funding will come from. It is expected that…

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Earlier this week 12 members of Congress signed on as cosponsors of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, bringing the total to 100 members of the House of Representatives supporting this bipartisan legislation. The Reach Act would coordinate a U.S. government strategy that can substantially reduce preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths, and help…

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