GHC Statement on Antimicrobial Resistance at the 148th Session of WHO Executive Board Meeting

The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition and the Infectious Diseases Society of America was submitted to the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 9: Antimicrobial resistance. The Global Health Council, Global Health Technologies Coalition, and Infectious Diseases Society of America thank the chair and…

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GHC Statement on GSPOA at the 148th WHO Executive Board Meeting

The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition—was delivered at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 8: Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property. The Global Health Council and Global Health Technologies Coalition thank the chair and distinguished delegates…

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GHC Statement on the COVID-19 Response at the 148th Session of the WHO Executive Board

The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition—was delivered at the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 14.1: COVID-19 response. We commend WHO on COVID-19 responses, including providing scientific and technical guidance, facilitating surveillance and data sharing, supporting R&D of new tools and procuring PPE, diagnostics,…

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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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