The following statement—from Global Health Council, supported by the Global Health Technologies Coalition and the Infectious Diseases Society of America was submitted to the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board on Agenda Item 9: Antimicrobial resistance. The Global Health Council, Global Health Technologies Coalition, and Infectious Diseases Society of America thank the chair and…

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Administration News HHS released National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, 2020-2025 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, 2020-2025, based on the 2014 strategy and the first National Action Plan that was released in 2015. The latest plan was led by the Assistant Secretary…

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Organized by MedTech Europe, Global Diagnostics Alliance, Global Medical Technology Alliance, and AdVaMedDX May 22 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CEST Maison De La Paix Geneva, Switzerland RSVP Diagnostic tests are an essential tool in the fight against AMR: they can identify the organism causing the infection and can also provide insight into the host’s…

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GHC’s Collective Voice Converges in Geneva for WHA70  Last week the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70) concluded in Geneva, Switzerland. It was a whirlwind WHA with a WHO Director-General election, and several agenda items – from Health Systems to Communicable Diseases – addressed. Global Health Council (GHC) sent a robust delegation of 70 members to…

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This blog was written by Danielle Heiberg, Advocacy Manger, Global Health Council and Matt Robinson, MA, Advocacy and Policy Officer, Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) For only the fourth time, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) convened a high-level meeting focused on health, which was held during the recent 71st UNGA. Following on the footsteps…

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