Why COVID-19 in Africa matters to the rest of the world By Yacine Djibo, Founder and Executive Director of Speak Up Africa The first COVID-19 vaccines landed on the African continent in February. Since then, almost all countries in Africa have signed up to the COVAX program and over 16 million doses have been delivered. …

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In the Shadow of COVID-19, the Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria Continues By Berk Ehrmantraut, Senior Digital Communications Manager, Friends of the Global Fight Over the past year, COVID-19 has transformed the world. From our work routines and travel to our ability to see friends and family, no aspect of our lives has gone…

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Destined to Collaborate By Melissa West, Director, Advocacy & Communications, VillageReach I was finally able to trace our organization’s DNA when Mrs. Graça Machel came to Seattle to reconnect with her VillageReach “family.” Ma Machel was a VillageReach founding advisor and the inspiration to deliver lasting changes to health care for the under-reached. A force…

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Celebrating the partnerships and policymakers driving global health innovation By Marissa Chmiola, Senior Communications Lead, GHTC COVID-19 has upended our world like no disease in living memory—and underscored with devastating clarity how important smart policymaking, strong partnerships, and access to technologies are to confronting global health challenges. It’s a message that’s been central to GHTC’s…

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Making the case for UHC amid a pandemic By David Gold, CEO, Global Health Strategies In the early days of AIDS, at every ACT UP action I participated in, we would chant “HEALTHCARE IS A RIGHT, ACT UP, FIGHT BACK, FIGHT AIDS.” Fast forward to this year. In the early days of COVID-19, our company…

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Unveiling the Invisible Who Serve the Frontline of Healthcare By Hayley Schram They are responsible for protecting my safety and yours, by ensuring a safe and clean environment for all of us — patients, visitors, and staff alike — at healthcare facilities worldwide. Yet they are poorly paid; often lack sufficient training, supplies, and personal protective…

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The Importance of Global Collaboration in Cancer Research By Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, Global Policy and Strategic Alliance Manager, NCCN September 24th marks World Cancer Research Day, a global campaign to raise public awareness around the importance of cancer research. Over the last several decades, global investments in cancer research have led to significant scientific discoveries and…

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Telling the story of respectful maternity care through the Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast By Diana Copeland, Executive Producer and Host of Brave Voices, Bold Actions: Women’s Health, Rights & You, and Senior Communications Officer at White Ribbon Alliance Women and girls are clear: they want respectful, dignified reproductive and maternal healthcare. It was the…

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Community Health in the Time of COVID-19: Reducing Preventable Deaths By Jennifer Hyman, Director of Communications, Living Goods Figuring out how to continue delivering essential reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services in the face of COVID-19 is an urgent priority, given the dire potential for preventable deaths among these groups to well exceed…

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Overcoming COVID-19 will require understanding vaccination hesitancy By Kaitlin Christenson, VP, Vaccine Acceptance and Demand at Sabin Vaccine Institute The scale of the COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed a significant effort to develop a vaccine against the disease: today, there are 10 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in clinical trials. As we get closer to the reality of…

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