GHC Statement on WHO Reform at the 148th Session of the WHO Executive Board

The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by The Hunger Project was submitted to the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 19.2: WHO reform: involvement of non-State actors in WHO’s governing bodies. We urge the WHO to not re-invent the wheel and to build on the decades of work by the…

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GHC Statement on Social Determinants of Health at the 148th WHO Executive Board

The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by The Hunger Project was submitted to the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 16: Social determinants of health. We urge WHO to take a strong, collaborative approach to address the social determinants of health.  Local government and school systems, traditional and religious leaders,…

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GHC Statement on Immunization Agenda 2030 at the 148th Session of the WHO Executive Board

The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition and the Infectious Diseases Society of America was submitted to the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 12: Immunization Agenda 2030. The Global Health Council, Global Health Technologies Coalition, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America commend the…

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Advocacy Updates ~ September 28, 2020

Administration News Administration proposes rule to extend Mexico City Policy to global health contracts On September 14, the Trump administration published a new proposed rule to extend the Mexico City Policy, also known as the global gag rule, to global health contracts. This is the first time the policy would ever apply to contracts, as…

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Advocacy Updates ~ September 14, 2020

Administration News Trump Administration continues WHO withdrawal with reprogramming of funds The Trump Administration announced it would reprogram the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and 2020 assessed contributions to the World Health Organization (WHO). The decision to reprogram $80 million in assessed contributions will impede the WHO’s ability to respond to COVID-19 and other long-term…

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Global Health Council Urges U.S. Global Health Leadership Through Continued Investment and Engagement in WHO

Global Health Council released the following statement in response to the recent news that the Trump Administration has begun the process to officially terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization. Washington, D.C. (July 7, 2020) – Global Health Council opposes the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO).…

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Advocacy Update ~ June 22, 2020

WHO Advocacy Community Statement of Support Global Health Council, in coordination with Action for Global Health, CSEM of UHC2030, RESULTS, and WACI Heath, shared a sign-on statement expressing continued support for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the role it plays as an international convener and effective resource. Roughly 200 organizations and 175 individuals signed…

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Advocacy Update ~ May 26, 2020

World Health Assembly GHC and our delegation submitted a statement to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the World Health Assembly (WHA73), which took place on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19, 2020 using video conference technology. The assembly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as items essential for governance business continuity. The…

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Member Spotlight: Population Services International

Self-care: A Critical Answer to COVID-19 By Sandy Garcon, Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications, PSI Global health experts from around the world are joining the first-ever virtual World Health Assembly (WHA) to discuss one topic – COVID-19. While the topic this year is limited to one virus it will touch on many aspects of the…

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