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Advocacy Update ~ October 22, 2018

This blog post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy, and Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate at Global Health Council. Appropriations Update Congress is in recess until after the midterm elections in November. During the lame duck session, Congress will continue work on the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations bills, including State and Foreign…

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Global Health Roundup~10/10/2018

Lookout for GHC members at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR 2018)!  Between October 8 and 12, several GHC members, including Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Management Sciences for Health, IntraHealth International, IMA World Health, Medtronic Foundation, and John Snow Inc., will host booths and side events at the largest research conference in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Our members are getting…

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Advocacy Update ~ October 9, 2018

This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate, and Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy. Appropriations Update Determined to get the appropriations process back on track this year, Congress passed and the President signed five of the 12 appropriations bills before the end of the Fiscal Year (FY) on September 30. On September…

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#UNGA73: Making the UN Relevant to all People

This post was written by Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate at Global Health Council. This year marked the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). UNGA73 focused on making the UN relevant to all people through shared responsibilities for peaceful and equitable global leadership. In conjunction, the third high-level meeting (HLM) on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)…

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Investing in TB Research: World Leaders Urged to Commit to End TB

This blog post was written by the Communications Team at the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance). TB Alliance is dedicated to the discovery, development and delivery of better, faster-acting and affordable tuberculosis drugs that are available to those who need them. They are a 2018 Global Health Council Member. A Lingering Epidemic Tuberculosis…

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Global Health Roundup~09/10/2018

Poor Quality Health Services Are Claiming More Lives Than Ever Before The Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Health Systems launched a report showing that increased access to care is not enough to save lives, especially if that health care is of poor quality. The Commission goes on to share that efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage…

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Advocacy Update ~ September 10, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy, and Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate. OMB Rescinds Prospective Rescissions Package After considerable push-back, the administration did not send a newly proposed rescissions package to Congress. The package was expected to target appropriated but unobligated funding from the International Affairs budget. Although global health programs…

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2018 World Population Data

Population Reference Bureau (PRB)’s World Population Data Sheet (WPDS) has been produced annually since 1962 to provide the latest data on key population, health, and environment indicators for the world, major regions, and more than 200 countries and territories. WPDS is a widely-used reference tool for educators, policymakers, advocates, journalists, and others worldwide. The WPDS features…

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Global Health Roundup~08/20/2018

AIDS 2018: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges In Amsterdam this July, the 22nd International AIDS Conference brought together thousands of voices from the program, policy, governance, research, communication and activist realms that were all united in the fight to end AIDS. GHC members and partners drove many of the conversations from Management Sciences for Health’s conversation with Mark Dybul on how…

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Advocacy Update ~ August 20, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy, and Victoria Rodriguez, Advocacy Associate. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Reauthorization Bill On August 3, Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), with Ed Royce (R-CA), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Karen Bass (D-CA) as additional cosponsors, introduced the…

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