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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  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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Dear friends and allies of Global Health Council, As we approach 50 years since Global Health Council was established (formerly the National Council of International Health), we have an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come, but also, the work that remains to be done. The global health landscape has shifted remarkably during…

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One of the agenda items that Member States will take up at WHA is to address the lack of adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries. In the first-ever global estimates for WASH in health care facilities released by the WHO-UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme In April, showed…

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DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION GUIDE The ACTION global health advocacy partnership will host a 4-day public speaking and media skills training for child survival advocates in December 10–14, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The training will develop a group of champions that can effectively advocate on the importance of Gavi and GPEI transition and engage at key moments…

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Poor Quality Health Services Are Claiming More Lives Than Ever Before The Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Health Systems launched a report showing that increased access to care is not enough to save lives, especially if that health care is of poor quality. The Commission goes on to share that efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage…

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Global Health Council and leading organizations of the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Roundtable organized an educational program and reception that highlighted USAID’s forthcoming progress report on maternal and child survival – known as the 2018 Acting on the Call Report.  The event featured distinguished speakers from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and…

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Heads Up! Upcoming Conferences in DC & Beyond Summer is fast approaching and instead of taking a vacation, the global health and development communities are ramping up the heat as they host and participate in several landmark conferences. On the development front, this week the InterAction Forum (June 12-14) will host breakout sessions that address…

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#SCALEFORSUCCESS DIGITAL TOOLKIT The #ScaleForSuccess campaign is to recognize the importance of expanding proven interventions in order to prevent child and maternal deaths and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). When we find a new health practice or know something existing (but underutilized) works to improve health, it’s imperative that we work as a global community to…

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Gavi Prepares for Upcoming Mid-Term Review Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s Mid-Term Review (MTR) is set for December 10 – 11, 2018 in the United Arab Emirates. This high-level conference aims to analyze Gavi’s performance halfway through its current five-year strategic period (2016-2020). Global health partners can promote the importance of global immunization in the months leading up to…

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