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U.S. State Department: Making the global local

The U.S. State Department benefits the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting their economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming the country’s exceptional role in the world. This resource from the U.S. State Department represents just some of the direct impacts State Department programs have in American communities, bringing their global impact closer to…

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Global Health Council (GHC) Welcomes Legislation Extending PEPFAR

WASHINGTON, DC (August 9, 2018) – This week, Global Health Council welcomed the introduction of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Extension Act of 2018 on Friday, August 3 by the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation, sponsored by Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Karen Bass (D-CA), Ed…

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Global Health Roundup~07/16/2018

PMNCH Searching for Civil Society or Youth Representatives for the GFF Investors Group The Global Financing Facility (GFF) Investors Group regularly brings together key investors in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) and nutrition to strengthen partnerships and optimize country-level health financing. Investors include governments, civil society organizations, the private sector, UN agencies,…

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Advocacy Update ~ July 16, 2018

This post was written by the GHC Advocacy Team. Senate and House Appropriations Committees Release LHHS Bills Both the Senate and House Appropriations committees marked up their respective Labor, Health and Human Services and Education bills (LHHS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which includes funding for global health programs at the Centers for Disease Control…

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NCD Advocacy Resources for Youth by Youth

As a follow-up to the Call to Action: Youth, NCDs, & 2018, NCD Child is sharing 2 new resources developed by youth advocates to help promote the inclusion of young people in policy-making and policy targets.  Over the past 6 months, young advocates have continued to be vocal about the need for policy makers, civil society, and others to walk the…

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Global Health Roundup ~ 06/25/2018

Slow and Steady: Report Shows Countries are Catching up on Malaria Elimination A recent update on the E-2020 Initiative of 21 Malaria-Eliminating Countries shows steady progress is being made to eliminate one of the biggest public health threats of all time – malaria. In 2017, the world snapped into attention when WHO reported that malaria progress had…

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Advocacy Update ~ June 25, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. FY 2019 Bills Marked Up, Senate Rejects Rescissions, Green Testifies, and Reorganization  It was busy on Capitol Hill last week with the release of the State and Foreign Operations bills in both the House and the Senate, a…

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Global Health Roundup ~ 06/11/2018

Heads Up! Upcoming Conferences in DC & Beyond Summer is fast approaching and instead of taking a vacation, the global health and development communities are ramping up the heat as they host and participate in several landmark conferences. On the development front, this week the InterAction Forum (June 12-14) will host breakout sessions that address…

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Advocacy Update ~ June 11, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. White House Withdraws Ebola Rescission Early last week, the White House made a number of modifications to its proposed rescission package, including a removal of the rescission of $252 million in remaining unobligated Ebola response funding. The modifications…

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