Member Spotlight

Patient Champion Spotlight: Phumlani Kango

During the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the week’s events, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on UNGA. Hear from our…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Abdi Hussien

  During the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the week’s events, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on UNGA. Hear from…

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Turning the Tables Against the Status Quo at UNGA

  Policy is often created in a vacuum, by lawmakers who are far removed from the people affected by the issues on the ground. When it comes to the design and implementation of universal health coverage (UHC), it is essential that patients have a say in the policies and programs that will greatly affect them.…

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Member Spotlight: The American Academy of Pediatrics

Reflections from the 72nd World Health Assembly The people of the world are looking at us to deliver results.  And the people of the world will hold us accountable for these results.  – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. Last month, alongside our Senior Vice President in Global Child Health & Life Support, Janna Patterson,…

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Member Spotlight: PAI

Holding the U.S. Accountable on Global Reproductive Health and Rights Since assuming control of the executive branch, the Trump-Pence administration has consistently worked to undercut the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, both at home and around the world. With the imposition of harmful policies such as Protecting Life in Global…

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Why We Support Global Health: Voices from GHPC19

  Last week, the Global Health Council (GHC) attended the CORE Group’s Global Health Practitioner Conference (GHPC19) in Bethesda, Maryland. We had a wonderful time connecting with attendees and sharing why it’s so important for us to amplify the voice of the global health community. Several of our members also sponsored the Expo as well,…

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Member Spotlight: The Global Health Advocacy Incubator

Saving lives with car seats in the Philippines As an advocate and Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) country coordinator in the Philippines, I work to bring people together around complex challenges, but it’s not every day that a civil society coalition succeeds in passing a new law to save the lives of our kids on…

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Member Spotlight: American Heart Association

Our healthcare systems are ailing. Here’s how to make them better Growing life expectancy, while something to be celebrated, also means that a rising number of people are living with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Access to optimal medical treatments often depends on a person’s financial resources, and with healthcare costs skyrocketing and…

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Scoring Shots for the Global Health Team

  March has been a time filled with much excitement! Yes, although it’s April, March Madness is still upon us. Many brackets were busted, but there are still a few games left to go! Similarly, these past few weeks have been an exciting time for global health. Our members and partners have been pounding the…

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Member Spotlight: WaterAid

Women in the WASH sector: Is Being Invited to the Party Enough? Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. To mark International Women’s Day, WaterAid Ethiopia Country Director Bethlehem Mengistu shares lessons…

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