Administration News Executive Order on Ensuring Access to USG COVID-19 Vaccines On December 8, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) that ensures Americans have priority access to COVID-19 vaccines developed in the United States or procured by the United States government. The EO does not go into detail about the U.S. government’s vaccine distribution…

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COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of investing in and building strong, equitable, and resilient health systems worldwide. Global Health Council has consistently advocated for holistic responses to deadly disease outbreaks of all kinds and has maintained the call for a global response to the pandemic throughout COVID-19 relief package negotiations. Responsible international investments will protect…

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Congressional News Appropriations negotiations continue House and Senate appropriators have spent recent days negotiating topline spending levels for all twelve FY21 spending bills and will likely push for an omnibus to pass them as a larger package. COVID-19 emergency supplemental negotiations are also still crawling along, albeit barely. Recently Senator Portman said he is working…

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Friends, We are just beginning to emerge from likely one of the most intense election cycles in modern U.S. history. While that has been exhausting, it’s important to remember the next presidential administration and 117th Congress represent an opportunity to advance global health. Global Health Council is eager to hit the ground running. The most…

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Administration News USG released Strengthening Health Security Across the Globe report On September 30, the United States government (USG) released its whole-of-government report demonstrating the determination of the U.S. to continue to advance health security at home and abroad. This annual report highlights the USG’s contributions to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and to…

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Administration News Trump Administration continues WHO withdrawal with reprogramming of funds The Trump Administration announced it would reprogram the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and 2020 assessed contributions to the World Health Organization (WHO). The decision to reprogram $80 million in assessed contributions will impede the WHO’s ability to respond to COVID-19 and other long-term…

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Administration News Trump Administration reaffirms withdrawal plan from WHO In a statement released by the Department of State, the Trump Administration announced steps to complete the process of withdrawal from the World Health Organization. They announced the remaining portion of the 2020 assessment, upwards of $62 million USD, will be reprogrammed to the UN to…

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Administration News State Department updates U.S. global response to COVID-19 On July 29, the State Department provided an update on the U.S. funding commitments  for the global response to COVID-19. The update highlights and breaks down the allocated $20.5 billion that has gone towards the international response. Secretary Azar: Any vaccine would be shared once…

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By: Marissa Chmiola, Senior Communications Lead, Global Health Technologies Coalition With support from the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) global health Grand Challenges for Development program led by the Center for Innovation and Impact, innovators from across the globe have been designing and scaling up affordable solutions to the world’s most significant global health challenges,…

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