Member Spotlight: What to Expect Project

By Annie G. Toro, JD, MPH, President and Executive Director of the What to Expect Project No matter where in the world they live, every expectant mom wants what’s best for their baby: a healthy beginning to a healthy, bright future. Established in 1997 by its founder, Heidi Murkoff – author of What to Expect…

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Member Spotlight: FHI Solutions

By Nadra Franklin, Managing Director of FHI Solutions  Today, a child dies of malnutrition every 11 seconds. Technology and solutions to end malnutrition exist, yet, unlike tech industries in Silicon Valley, we are not investing enough in accelerating solutions to one of the world’s most fundamental challenges.  FHI Solutions is a member of the FHI…

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Member Spotlight: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

“Close the Care Gap” – Addressing Global Disparities in Cancer Care By Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, Manager, Global Policy and Strategic Alliances, NCCN On February 4th, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) joined organizations worldwide to unite in the fight against cancer for World Cancer Day. Led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the theme…

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Member Spotlight: PATH

Rallying behind collective action toward health system strengthening Cassie Kobrin, Policy Communications Officer, PATH   Over the past two years, COVID-19 has forced many health systems around the world to their breaking point. Health system weaknesses have not only disrupted routine health services but also jeopardized the rollout of emergency response efforts including scale-up of…

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Member Spotlight: Eleanor Crook Foundation

By Madeline Dickson, Partnerships & Campaigns Officer, Eleanor Crook Foundation The Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) is a U.S.-based private philanthropy exclusively focused on the fight against global malnutrition. The Foundation works to scale improved solutions to child malnutrition, with the ultimate goal of saving children’s lives and enabling them to excel in school, work, and…

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Member Spotlight: World Obesity Federation

By Hannah Brinsden, Director of Policy, World Obesity Federation   Obesity: A global health challenge Obesity represents one of the most urgent global health challenges we face today, affecting over 800 million people globally. Once seen as only an issue affecting people in high-income countries, the greatest impact is now felt in low- and middle-income…

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Member Spotlight: EMPHNET

By Mohannad Al Nsour, MD, MSc, PhD, Executive Director, EMPHNET The Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) aims to equip communities in the EMR, regardless of their economic growth and development level, with the necessary tools and knowledge to build robust health systems. EMPHNET believes that change and transformation are key elements for progressing towards the…

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Member Spotlight: Medicines Development for Global Health

By Ben Wills, Executive Director, Medicines Development for Global Health Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) is an independent biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of affordable medicines for the people who need them most. MDGH is a not-for-profit company that uses all funds in excess of running costs to develop medicines that address important…

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Member Spotlight: NCD Alliance

COVID-19 and NCDs: Looking back, looking forward, acting now By Katie Dain, CEO,  NCD Alliance Two decades ago, the World Health Assembly recognised that the “long-term needs of people living with NCDs are rarely dealt with”. And indeed, in spite of many political commitments made since then, we are now paying the price for years…

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Member Spotlight: Frontline Health Workers Coalition

Advocating For and With Frontline Health Workers By Carol Bales, Advocacy and Policy Communications Manager, IntraHealth International “During the pandemic, health workers in my facility have faced a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE)—like masks, sanitizer, and gloves—and disinfectants,” says Margaret Odera, a community health worker and mentor mother in Kenya.  Margaret is an HIV-positive…

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