Advocacy Updates ~ June 27, 2022

Administration News COVID-19 Global Action Plan Senior Officials meeting convenes On June 15, the U.S. Department of State convened the COVID-19 Global Action Plan Senior Officials Meeting to develop concrete solutions to end the COVID-19 pandemic and better prepare for future global health threats. The Senior Officials Meeting focused on six lines of effort: getting…

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Top Three Takeaways from WHA75

With so much to follow last week, including the re-election of WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros for a second five-year term and the election of new members to the WHO Executive Board, GHC has outlined our top three takeaways from the 75th World Health Assembly: 1. WHO’s Work In Health Emergencies WGPR report adopted, the group…

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Advocacy Updates ~ May 31, 2022

May 31, 2022 Administration News U.S. co-hosts second Global COVID Summit On May 12, the White House co-hosted the Second Global COVID-19 Summit alongside the governments of Belize, Germany, Senegal, and Indonesia. The summit garnered $3.2 billion in new financial commitments, including nearly $2.5 billion for COVID-19 and related response activities and $712 million in…

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WHA75 Statement on Human Resources for Health

Global Health Council presented the following statement during the 75th World Health Assembly on Agenda Item 15: Human Resources for Health. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been heartened to see the increased attention to a range of issues affecting the health workforce, especially since the pandemic has taken such an enormous…

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WHA75: Agenda Items 16.2 and 16.4

Global Health Council presented the following statement at the 75th World Health Assembly to address agenda items 16.2: Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies and 16.4: Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005).   WHO’s integral role throughout the pandemic has proven no alternative organization exists that is as inclusive, transparent, and…

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WHA75: Agenda Item 13 – Sustainable Financing Report of the Working Group

Global Health Council presented the following statement at the 75th World Health Assembly for Agenda Item 13: Sustainable Financing: Report of the Working Group.   Global Health Council commends the efforts of Member States and the Working Group on Sustainable Financing to reach an agreement on recommendations to financially empower WHO. A stronger WHO is…

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Symposium Blog Series: Zipporah Iregi

  In the second blog in our series highlighting some of the diverse organizations and individuals who will be attending the Global Health Landscape Symposium, we are speaking with Zipporah Iregi a Registered Nurse in Kenya. We were moved by Zipporah’s remarks at the White House Global COVID Summit and are excited to share her…

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GHC Welcomes New President and CEO

To my fellow members of the Global Health Council community: As Chair of the Global Health Council Board of Directors, I’m so pleased to share details about a new chapter for the Global Health Council, to be led by our new President and Chief Executive Officer, Elisha Dunn-Georgiou. Elisha embodies GHC’s mission: she is a…

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Member Spotlight: ACTION and Save the Children

  Gavi at 20 years – Delivering on the promise of immunisation: How far have we come? Celebrate Progress Today is the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum and the 20th anniversary of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. There’s lots to celebrate! Gavi was born in 2000 at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in…

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Global Health Council and the Multilateral Engagement Roundtable Statement on the High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

  Wednesday, September 24, 2019 Global Health Council and the members of the Multilateral Engagement Roundtable welcome yesterday’s High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and commend governments for reaffirming their commitments to ensuring that everyone has access to essential and quality health services. UHC means a strong health system that provides equitable access to…

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