GHC Statement on President Biden’s Supplemental Funding Request

GHC urges Congress to pass emergency supplemental funding for COVID-19 and other global crises   WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2022) – Yesterday, President Biden requested $33 billion in emergency supplemental funding for aid to Ukraine, and urged Congress to expedite critical funding needed to address compounding global crises — the COVID-19 pandemic, food security, and multiple…

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Global Health Council INB Public Hearing Statement For New International Instrument on Pandemic Preparedness

During the INB Public Hearing, held on April 12-13, 2022, Global Health Council provided input on the necessary substantive elements of a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response.  Thank you for the opportunity to provide input on the substantive elements of a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response.  Global Health Council…

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Biden Administration’s Proposed Budget Fails to Meet Critical Global Health Needs

Yesterday, ​​the Biden-Harris Administration released the President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, which includes nearly $10.6 billion to support critical global health programs at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development. This request, following a disappointing level of funding in the FY22 budget and still uncertain emergency supplemental funding for the…

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GHC Statement on Disappointing FY22 Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (March 10, 2022) — Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives passed an omnibus funding bill for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), which includes only minor increases for global health and falls far short of meeting pressing needs. Critical COVID-19 supplemental relief funds, which were set to pass with the annual spending package, were…

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GHC Statement on CEPI Replenishment

GHC welcomes U.S. commitment to CEPI at Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit, urges policymakers more is needed Washington, DC (March 9, 2022) – Global Health Council welcomes the announcement from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) of a new commitment to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) of $150 million over the next three…

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New Global Health Council Report Calls for Redefining Global Health Security

Contact:  Amber McCracken 703-599-0134 amber@glassrothcreativestrategies.com Washington, DC:  A new report by the Global Health Council (GHC), the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide, warns of the risks of the traditional approaches to global health security that have dominated the policy landscape for decades. In its new…

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GHC Statement on Build Back Better Act

GHC welcomes global health and preparedness funds in the Build Back Better Act, urges policymakers more is needed Washington, D.C. (October 29, 2021) — Global Health Council welcomes $1.3 billion as part of President Biden’s landmark legislation, the Build Back Better Act, to support public health and preparedness research, development, and countermeasure capacity, including the…

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Galvanizing Global Coordination for the COVID-19 Response

Dear Global Health Advocates, I am Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, President and CEO of Global Health Council. My first week and a half at GHC has been busy! I couldn’t be prouder to represent GHC and our network of advocates at today’s virtual Global COVID-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better, hosted by President Biden.…

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GHC Statement on the Introduction of the International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response Act

Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2021) – Global Health Council (GHC) welcomes the introduction of S. 2297, the International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response Act as an important piece of legislation designed to accelerate and enhance the U.S. international response to pandemics, both present, and future, and to effectively operationalize lessons learned. The bill includes three…

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GHC Statement on the Release of President Biden’s FY2022 Budget

  Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2021) – The Biden Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget proposal today, which contains approximately $63.7 billion for the international affairs budget. Global Health Council has been working with lawmakers in anticipation of today’s release and, as expected, President Biden’s budget includes $10 billion for global health programs.  …

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