Reproductive Health

Where is HER voice in the Global Fund’s next Executive Director?

This post originally appeared on the Women in Global Health website. This guest post was written by Kelly Thompson, Ann Keeling, Roopa Dhatt, and Caity Jackson from Women in Global Health. Established in 2015, Women in Global Health (WGH) was founded with the values of being a movement. WGH works with other global health organizations to encourage stakeholders…

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U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESNTATIVES INTRODUCES LEGISLATION AIMED TO SAVE LIVES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD

Washington, DC (October 13, 2017) – On October 10, Global Health Council (GHC) applauded U.S. Representatives David Reichert (R-WA), Betty McCollum (D-MN),Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Daniel Donovan (R-NY), who reintroduced the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (H.R. 4022) in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation aims to accelerate the reduction of preventable child,…

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Microbicides: Innovative Solutions to Help Women Stay HIV-Free

This guest post was written by GHC Member International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM). IPM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing new HIV prevention technologies for women and making them available in developing countries where the epidemic has hit hardest. IPM collaborates with a global network of public, private, philanthropic, academic and civil society partners…

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The Reach Act: Investing in Maternal and Child Health

This post was written by Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate at Global Health Council. Over the past few decades great strides have been made in maternal and child health: since 1990, the deaths of mothers and children under age 5 worldwide have been cut by more than half. The decrease in maternal and child mortality rates…

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Seeking Today’s Midwifery Pioneers for Johnson & Johnson's GenH Challenge 

This post was written by Alice Lin Fabiano, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact. A good idea can come from anyone, anywhere. Looking at the history of midwifery, we see that good ideas often come from people providing care every day in communities and clinics around the world. The ways in which midwives have pioneered…

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Advocacy Update ~ May 1, 2017

This post was written by Global Health Council Senior Advocacy Manager Danielle Heiberg. Congress Passes Short-Term CR to Keep Government Open Despite being six months into Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, Congress needs another week to finish the spending package for the year. On Friday (April 28), Congress passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep…

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Promoting Women’s Leadership in Resource-Poor Settings

This guest post was written by Dr. Adnan A. Hyder of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and originally appeared on the university website. Dr. Adnan A. Hyder was one of the keynote speakers at the 7th International Womens Leaders Summit presented by New World Concepts in Karachi, Pakistan. He is Professor and Associate Chair, Department…

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Cervical Cancer vs. Womankind: Game, Set, Match

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-altering experience that can be summed up in one word — fear. Irrespective of an individual’s geographic location, socioeconomic status, gender, education, religion, or ethnicity, cancer provokes this universal response. Today cancer remains one of the most frightening diagnoses for a patient. This is primarily because even with all…

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Global Health Council Statement on Global Gag Rule – January 26, 2017

Statement made to the global health community by Global Health Council President & Executive Director Loyce Pace, MPH on January 26, 2017.  On Monday, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy (also known as the “Global Gag Rule”). The Global Gag Rule requires that, as a condition of receiving assistance from the U.S. government, foreign NGOs…

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