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Clade X: A Global Health Security Pandemic Simulation Highlights Need to Support Global Health Security Initiatives

This blog is a collaborative effort between Global Health Council, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)|bio, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and PATH. The U.S. government has been a leader and financier of international action to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats both prior to and following the 2014 launch of...Read More »

Pushing Boundaries in Global Health Storytelling: A Webinar with Creative Activist Lisa Russell

View the full PowerPoint presentation and YouTube recording. Image courtesy: Lisa Russell As an advocacy organization, Global Health Council (GHC) can attest to how much impact we can create through our stories. Stories have the ability to compel people to act and support our asks, which include sustained global health funding...Read More »

NCD Advocacy Resources for Youth by Youth

As a follow-up to the Call to Action: Youth, NCDs, & 2018, NCD Child is sharing 2 new resources developed by youth advocates to help promote the inclusion of young people in policy-making and policy targets.  Over the past 6 months, young advocates have continued to be vocal about the need for policy makers, civil society,...Read More »

Advancing Synergy: Laying the Foundation for Impactful Partnerships

This blog post was written by Dr Arti Patel Varanasi, Founder, President and CEO, and Dr Mychelle Farmer, Chief Medical Officer at Advancing Synergy. Advancing Synergy’s mission is to develop innovations that empower individuals and impact communities to achieve better health. They are a 2018 Global Health Council Member and actively engaged...Read More »

World Health Organization: Building a Healthier Future for Tomorrow

This post originally appeared on the Better World Campaign website, and was written by Kelli Meyer. The Better World Campaign (BWC) works to foster a strong, effective relationship between the United States and the United Nations to promote core American interests and build a more secure, prosperous, and healthy world. They...Read More »

President's Update to Member CEOs

Last month marked yet another annual World Health Assembly (WHA), a convening of government representatives, civil society advocates, and other stakeholders around the global health agenda. As always, Global Health Council was there in full force, hosting nearly 100 delegates from 18 countries for critical meetings and engaging side events with policymakers....Read More »

The End of Cervical Cancer

This guest post was written by Vivien Tsu, an Associate Director in the Reproductive Health Program at PATH. It was originally posted on PATH’s website on May 21. For 40 years, PATH has been a pioneer in translating bold ideas into breakthrough health solutions, with a focus on child survival, maternal and reproductive...Read More »

30 Years Later, and Still Fighting HIV/AIDS in Children

This article originally appeared on the Hill on June 12 and was co-written by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FLA.), Co-Chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, and Charles Lyons, President & CEO of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. EGPAF is on a mission to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through groundbreaking research, advocacy, and prevention...Read More »

The Blended Financing Road to UHC Must Go Through the Community

This blog post was written by Katey Linskey of Last Mile Health, co-written by Living Goods. Living Goods empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. They are a 2018 Global Health Council member. The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) was Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus’ first as the Director General...Read More »

5 Reminders for the G7 Towards a Secure and Sustainable World

This blog was originally posted on Global Health NOW. This guest post is written by Sulzhan Bali (@sulzhan), an independent international development consultant specializing in global health, Roopa Dhatt (@RoopaDhatt), the co-founder of Women in Global Health, and Ann Keeling (@annvkeeling), a Senior Fellow at Women in Global Health, and the founder of NCD...Read More »

#CivilSocietySpeaks Up at WHA71

This blog post was written by Elizabeth Kohlway, Senior Manager, External Affairs & Operations, Global Health Council CALL TO ACTION “I urge you to go with a renewed determination to work every day for the health of your people. Don’t accept the status quo. Don’t believe that some problems can never be...Read More »

Global Health Security: Take Action to 'Close the Gaps'

This event summary on GHC’s WHA71 side event, Getting Local with Global Health Security: A Path Toward Sustainable Action, was written by GHC member and WHA delegate Jo Anne Bennett.  Speakers at this opening-day session characterized the key to health security in terms of addressing health systems’ endemic problems: absent or insufficient frontline...Read More »

Universal Health Coverage: 'More Than Just An Aspiration'

This event summary on GHC’s WHA71 side event, Diverse Pathways and Partnerships to Universal Health Coverage, was written by GHC member and WHA delegate Jo Anne Bennett.  GHC delegate and NCD patient advocate Kwanele Asante shares her unique perspective on pathways to UHC. “More than just an aspiration” was the opening and consistent theme...Read More »

The GPW: Making the Impossible Work of the World Health Organization Possible

This post was written by Elizabeth Montgomery Collins, MD, MPH, DTM, Global Health Council individual member and delegate to the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.  In 2000 the United Nations (UN) marked a new era in global development policy by adopting eight highly ambitious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved...Read More »

Kwanele Asante: “It's Our Lives That Are At Stake”

This post is originally published on Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Global Health NOW and is written by Brian W. Simpson.  South African lawyer and bioethicist Kwanele Asante is a non-communicable diseases advocate at #WHA71. (Image: Brian W. Simpson) Kwanele Asante speaks her mind. And what’s on her mind at this...Read More »

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