GHC Welcomes Biden-Harris Administration Commitments to Global Health

Global Health Council congratulates the Biden-Harris administration on Inauguration Day and expresses support for their planned re-engagement with the World Health Organization. “The United States has to have a seat at the table to implement meaningful reform and effective responses to global health emergencies like the current pandemic,” says Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director.…

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Global Health Council Statement on Year End COVID-19 Supplemental Funding Agreement

COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of investing in and building strong, equitable, and resilient health systems worldwide. Global Health Council has consistently advocated for holistic responses to deadly disease outbreaks of all kinds and has maintained the call for a global response to the pandemic throughout COVID-19 relief package negotiations. Responsible international investments will protect…

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GHC statement on WHO reform at the 73rd World Health Assembly

Global Health Council was unable to submit statements on all (or some) official agenda items. Global Health Council, in collaboration with Global Health Technologies Coalition, Georgia Global Health Alliance, Nuclear Threat Initiative, and Women in Global Health applaud efforts underway to improve WHO’s capacity to address the world’s most pressing health threats. The COVID-19 crisis…

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GHC submits statement on matters considered by the Executive Board at the 73rd World Health Assembly

Global Health Council notes: COVID-19 demonstrates that Universal Health Coverage in every community must be the top priority. Increased investment in all seven Global Action Plan accelerators must focus on community health systems so that tests and vaccinations can succeed. Community resilience, sharing best practices, sustainable financing, easy accessible community health centers and health workers…

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GHC submits statement on WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel at the 73rd World Health Assembly

Global Health Council presents the following recommendations about the recent analysis of the  Relevance and Effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel: We recognize that more investment in the health workforce is needed. To deliver priority health and broader development goals, countries must invest in the health…

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GHC submits statement on data and innovation: draft global strategy on digital health at 73rd World Health Assembly

Global Health Council notes the following: Digital health is an integral part of the health system. The strategic use of digital health technologies is an essential enabling factor towards ensuring that 1 billion more people benefit from universal health coverage, are better protected from health emergencies, and enjoy better health and well-being. We applaud WHO’s…

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GHC statement on ending TB at the 73rd World Health Assembly

Global Health Council was unable to submit statements on all (or some) official agenda items. Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, commend WHO and Member States on accelerating efforts to meet global TB elimination goals. The world is not yet on track to end…

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GHC statement on the Global Vaccine Action Plan at the 73rd World Health Assembly

Global Health Council was unable to submit statements on all (or some) official agenda items. Global Health Council, in collaboration with partners, note the following: We commend the World Health Organization and Member States on progress made toward global immunization targets. Despite these efforts, coverage of essential vaccines only increased from 84 to 86 percent…

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GHC statement on follow-up to the high-level meetings at 73rd World Health Assembly

Global Health Council was unable to submit statements on all (or some) official agenda items. Global Health Council in collaboration with Living Goods, Women in Global Health, The Hunger Project, and Partners In Health note the following: We are pleased with the Board’s recognition of the report on universal health coverage (UHC) and its commitment…

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