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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Not Your Typical Health Conference What happens when a Mayor, a Sustainable Energy Specialist, the Country Director of a Pharmaceutical Company, a WHO Director, a Second Lady, and an International Investment Director step into a panel room? The second annual One by One: Target 2030 Conference is on September 23 following the United Nations High-Level…

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Advocates reflect on why R&D is essential for achieving universal health coverage As health advocates, it has been tremendous to see the growing momentum for actionable efforts to move society toward the goal of universal health coverage (UHC). This momentum is largely due to galvanizing support from Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World…

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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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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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  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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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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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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  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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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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