Posts Tagged ‘advocacy’

Advocacy, Action and Accountability: Implementing the Global Strategy

NEW DELHI, India — The theme of the 2010 Partners’ Forum on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health held here last week was the three As — Advocacy (advocating for more resources and policy changes), Action (implementing the United Nations Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health) and Accountability (ensuring that pledges and commitments have been met). The Partners’ Forum was the first gathering…

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Understanding the Burden of Cancer in Developing Countries

In June, the Global Health Council published the Executive Summary of the upcoming report, Understanding the Burden of Cancer in Developing Countries. The report is part of the Council’s Cancer Advocacy and Learning Initiative, a project to raise awareness about the burden of cancer in developing countries and to develop policy, advocacy and research agendas to…

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Global Fund is One of Many Topics at ICAAP

GHC Legislative and Outreach Coordinator Duncan Rollason will be blogging all week from the (ICAAP) in Bali, Indonesia. Here is his second report: BALI, Indonesia — The first day of sessions at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific has come to a close.  It was quite a hectic day with more…

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Mood of NGOs at L'Aquila Not Optimistic

L’AQUILA, Italy – Heads of state arrived here yesterday for the G8 Summit in the mountains northeast of Rome but the non-governmental organizations are mainly frustrated, angry or both over the likely outcomes, with a few notable exceptions. On Wednesday,  I talked to civil society experts in most of their areas of concern — global health, water…

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African First Ladies Bring Global Health Message to Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Back home in the United States capital, I woke up early this morning to attend perhaps the first advocacy event since the African First Ladies Health Summit earlier this week – that being a news conference for U.S. lawmakers, implementers and media rounding up the Summit’s activities and looking forward to actions…

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6th Annual Unite For Sight Conference

[by Rachel Hampton and Michelle Moglia] On April 17, 2009, we headed to Yale for the two-day, 6th Annual Unite For Sight Conference. It was a breath of fresh air to be out of DC and surrounded by students and student-friendly professors and programmers. Students presented several innovative projects, ranging from applications of SODIS for drinking…

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African First Ladies Summit

The African First Ladies Summit is being held in Los Angeles to address health-care and girls’ education. First Ladies from 15 nations – Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, the Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia will be attending the event. The agenda includes the…

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