Global Health Council has compiled detailed information about what the US government, other governments, and WHO are doing to address the spread of COVID-19. This post was last updated on April 3, 2020. U.S. Response President Trump declared a national emergency. The Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force is meeting daily and communicating regularly. Ambassador Debbi…

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  This year’s World Health Assembly highlighted a key issue long overlooked by the global health community – the lack of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCF). Data from a recent WHO/UNICEF report found that 2 billion people visit healthcare facilities without basic water service, while 1.5 billion people visit facilities with…

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Washington, DC (June 19, 2019) – Today, over 100 representatives from non-governmental organizations, academia, faith-based organizations, private institutions, media, and government joined Global Health Council (GHC) and Global Water 2020 at meeting in Washington, DC to make commitments to improve universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities. During the gathering, organizations…

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  A healthcare facility without water, sanitation, and hygiene is not a healthcare facility.” – Dr. Maria Neira, World Health Organization Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Assembly Chamber Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Global Water 2020 and Global Health Council invite you to join an historic gathering that will significantly advance healthcare for millions of the world’s…

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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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Women in the WASH sector: Is Being Invited to the Party Enough? Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. To mark International Women’s Day, WaterAid Ethiopia Country Director Bethlehem Mengistu shares lessons…

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This blog was written by Danielle Zielinski, Sanitation Policy Project Officer at WaterAid as part of Global Health Council’s Member Spotlight Series. WaterAid is an international not-for-profit determined to reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, within a generation. WaterAid is a 2018 Global Health Council member. When you’re sick, you’re likely…

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This post was written by Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate, Global Health Council. The global health advocacy community is diverse and functions as a conglomerate of roundtables, working groups, and coalitions (hereafter referred to as Roundtables). Roundtables can work independently or collectively, bringing advocates and researchers across various sectors together to discuss global health policy issues and…

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By Bonnie Leko-Shapiro, Consultant, Global Health Council  World Toilet Day is tomorrow November 19. In the intersection of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and global health, this is a significant opportunity to highlight the critical need for better sanitation around the world. A new report, Overflowing Cities, The State of the World’s Toilets 2016, from…

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By Andrew Cooney, Global Health Council  In the wake of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), great strides were made in the area of improved access to clean water. However, this success did not, unfortunately, translate when it came to sanitation and hygiene.[i] As a result, last year when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were developed, a…

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