Posts Tagged ‘advocacy’

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Releases 2017 World Population Data Sheet

Global Health Council (GHC) member PRB has released the its 2017 World Population Data Sheet package at www.worldpopdata.org featuring key health and population indicators and population projections for the world, regions, and 200-plus countries. This year’s theme is the world’s youth population (ages 15-24) focusing on whether this generation has what it needs to develop into productive adults and build better lives…

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Global Health Council Commends the Confirmation of Ambassador Mark Green to Lead USAID

Washington, DC (August 4, 2017) – Global Health Council (GHC) welcomes the confirmation of Ambassador Mark Green to serve as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Yesterday, the Senate unanimously approved Ambassador Green’s nomination. “Ambassador Green brings years of experience and a deep understanding of the critical role the United States…

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The Future of Health Financing

This blog was cross-posted from IntraHealth, and written by Pape Amadou Gaye If you had asked me back when I started my career what I found most exciting about the future of global health, I would have told you about my dream that primary health care would someday be available to all. But today, my…

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GHC Recommendations for Global Health Accounts for FY17

Although the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 appropriations process is still ongoing, it is time to begin thinking about the FY17 budget. With input from the global health advocacy community, GHC has provided its recommendations and justifications for key global health accounts to the Office of Management and Budget, the federal agency which helps the President…

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Six Reasons Ministries of Finance Should Invest in Health Workers

This blog was cross-posted from VITAL and written by Misrak Makonnen and Kate Tulenko Last week’s high-level talks about human resources for health in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, resulted in the Addis Ababa Call to Action on financing the health workforce, signed by the nine ministries of health that participated. The call to action is a powerful…

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Migrant Workers’ Right to Health: A Global Advocacy Agenda

This blog was cross-posted from the Institute for Human Rights and Business  Recent headlines describing the plight of thousands of migrants drowning at sea as they tried to make their way from Africa to Europe, are but the most recent reminders of the treacherous journey many encounter in their search for work. Yet, these and…

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GHC Participates in Polio Advocacy Day on the Hill

Last week, in collaboration with the other members of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary International carried out an advocacy day to promote continued investment in the final push to end polio worldwide. GHC participated in the well-attended briefings held in the Capitol Visitors Center where Dr Chris Elias of the Gates Foundation updated congressional staff and Rotarians about the…

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UNGA Roundup

With global health positioned as one of the major topics of discussion at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the global health community was well represented in New York city last week. Check out some of the highlights from GHC members: PATH highlighted global health innovations that can save 1.2 million women and children by 2015.…

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The Future of Global Health Journalism

Journalists are trained not to become part of the story but the journalism industry’s woes have been news for several years now. With budgets slashed and staff laid off mainstream media coverage has changed dramatically.  Fewer stories get covered at all and those that do tend to be shorter and less in-depth or focused on…

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Powerful Multimedia Tool Uses Video to Prompt Advocacy

What do you get if you combine the video-sharing power of YouTube, the depth of information of Wikipedia and the mission-driven focus of an advocacy website? Something called ViewChange.org, as I found out when it was launched last week at the headquarters of AED, a member of the Global Health Council. U.S. independent television broadcaster, Link…

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