RACIAL JUSTICE IN GLOBAL HEALTH

Racism is a Global Health Issue

On June 2, Global Health Council released a statement on violence against Black Americans. Read the full statement.

Black Voices in Global Health

Introducing Black Voices in Global Health, a series of conversations led by our President & Executive Director Loyce Pace. This series features black leaders in the field discussing their thoughts and experiences on racial equity ahead of our summit on November 19-20 focused on pandemics, politics, and privilege. View our YouTube Playlist here.

Global Health Council Summit 2020

Pandemics, Politics, and Privilege: The Good, Bad, & Ugly U.S. Legacy in Global Health

On November 19-20, Global Health Council hosted a virtual summit with a focus on Pandemics, Politics, and Privilege: The Good, Bad, & Ugly U.S. Legacy in Global Health. We wanted to walk away from this time together with a deeper commitment to shifting the power dynamics and structural barriers not only to respective goals but also our ideal method of reaching those, such as shared plans and resources or local leadership and decision-making.

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Webinars

Taking Action: Racial Justice in Global Health

 

The panel hosted by Martha Rebour, Executive Director of the Shot@Life Campaign, covered the intersections of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and why racial justice matters when advocating for global health. The discussion featured experts from UNA-USA, Better World Campaign, and our President and Executive Director, Loyce Pace.

 

United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA)

UNA-NCA held its Annual Membership Meeting which focused on the state of the organization, featured a panel discussion on racial injustice at the local and global levels, welcomed newly elected Board Members, and thanked outgoing leaders. Our President and Executive Director, Loyce Pace, moderated a discussion about the state of human rights, locally and globally focusing on racial injustice.

Re-imagining Technical Assistance for MNCH & Strengthening National Health Systems

Global Health Council in partnership with the Global Child Health Task Force, John Snow Inc., discussed principles of re-imagined technical assistance (TA) for maternal, newborn, and child health services. Speakers discussed the reasons behind why re-imagining TA using human-centered design (HCD) approaches is critical, the proposed critical shifts and principles of effective TA lessons learned along with the impact COVID-19 on the future of global health and TA.

Pandemics and the Black Diaspora: HIV and COVID-19

AIDS United and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria hosted an interactive virtual session during the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference. The webinar discussed the impacts of the history of racism and racial health disparities, examples of current programming that seeks to advance health equity and increase participation by communities of color in health programming as well as further actions needed to address racial justice in healthcare and the impacts of racial inequities in the response to HIV and COVID-19 in the U.S. and globally.

African Solutions to Vaccine Inequality

The Africa Center hosted a panel discussion on global vaccine inequality under its Afro-Century Initiative, founded in partnership with the Africa Finance Corporation. The speakers provided a tour de force of Africa’s COVID-19 situation and outlook, highlighting above all else the value of pan-African efforts and public-private partnerships. Remarkable progress has been made in the face of a historic challenge, but pan-African solutions and innovation will ultimately determine Africa’s COVID-19 future.