Global Health Council congratulates the Biden-Harris administration on Inauguration Day and expresses support for their planned re-engagement with the World Health Organization. “The United States has to have a seat at the table to implement meaningful reform and effective responses to global health emergencies like the current pandemic,” says Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director. The World Health Organization plays a critical role in collecting public health intelligence around the world and helping to inform the greatest scientists, policymakers, and community health workers to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.
Additionally, the administration recently released information about their COVID-19 emergency legislative proposal, which includes $11 billion for international response efforts. We are encouraged by this support for global health. “This proposal, if enacted, will help to address the effects of the pandemic and restore U.S. leadership alongside an active partnership with the WHO,” said Pace.
Global Health Council is pleased to see the early appointment and nomination of key global health positions across government and is ready to continue working closely with agency leaders or others working in the administration to achieve global health milestones.
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Ansley Kahn, Senior Associate, External Affairs
Global Health Council