Letter from Loyce: Putting Civil Society Front and Center

  Within the global health community, there are persistent themes that we hear again and again. One that resonates deeply with Global Health Council (GHC) is ensuring that civil society has a seat at the table as policy, program and funding decisions are made. Actually, make that tables (plural) –  these seats must be available…

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Letter from Loyce: Time to Pass the Mic

For the past four years (officially; but, technically, many more before that), Global Health Council has hosted an annual convening of key stakeholders to wrestle with the most pressing issues facing our community. At this year’s Global Health Landscape Symposium, held on December 6, there was an increased sense of urgency as we pursue new…

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Turning the Tables Against the Status Quo at UNGA

  Policy is often created in a vacuum, by lawmakers who are far removed from the people affected by the issues on the ground. When it comes to the design and implementation of universal health coverage (UHC), it is essential that patients have a say in the policies and programs that will greatly affect them.…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Jyotsna Roy

During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Jyotsna Roy…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Dr. Maria José Pires Machai

During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Dr. Maria…

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Member Spotlight: PATH

Advocates reflect on why R&D is essential for achieving universal health coverage As health advocates, it has been tremendous to see the growing momentum for actionable efforts to move society toward the goal of universal health coverage (UHC). This momentum is largely due to galvanizing support from Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World…

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Patient Champion Spotlight: Bruno Carrattini

During the 2019 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Global Health Council provided several patient champions with the opportunity to share their stories, and contribute to discussions around universal health coverage (UHC). Following the Assembly, we sat down with each patient champion to get their thoughts on WHA. Hear from our patient champion Bruno Carrattini…

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NCD Prevention at the World Health Assembly: Are We Speaking the Same Language?

  How should countries address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)? As the burden grows – with 85% of premature NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries – the question continues to receive much-needed attention from governments and the broader public health community. Despite making only a small appearance on the official agenda…

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Member Spotlight: American Heart Association

Our healthcare systems are ailing. Here’s how to make them better Growing life expectancy, while something to be celebrated, also means that a rising number of people are living with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Access to optimal medical treatments often depends on a person’s financial resources, and with healthcare costs skyrocketing and…

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