Advocacy Updates ~ June 27, 2022

Administration News COVID-19 Global Action Plan Senior Officials meeting convenes On June 15, the U.S. Department of State convened the COVID-19 Global Action Plan Senior Officials Meeting to develop concrete solutions to end the COVID-19 pandemic and better prepare for future global health threats. The Senior Officials Meeting focused on six lines of effort: getting…

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Advocacy Updates ~ April 25, 2022

Administration News President Biden releases FY23 proposed budget On April 28, President Biden released his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget. The proposed budget includes nearly $10.6 billion to support critical global health programs at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) but does not go nearly far enough to address the…

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Advocacy Updates ~ February 28, 2022

Administration News Sec. Blinken hosts COVID-19 Global Action Meeting On February 14, Secretary of State Antony Blinken convened a virtual COVID-19 Global Action Meeting with leaders from regional and international organizations to launch a Global Action Plan to end the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for the future. Building on the goals outlined at President Biden’s…

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Advocacy Updates ~ November 29, 2021

Administration News Sec. Blinken hosts COVID-19 Foreign Ministerial On Wednesday, November 10, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted a meeting of foreign ministers to discuss the pandemic and follow-up from the U.S.-hosted COVID-19 Summit that took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting, Sec. Blinken launched the Global COVID-19…

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Advocacy Updates ~ October 25, 2021

Administration News USAID releases implementation plan for global COVID-19 response The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released its implementation plan detailing the agency’s role in advancing the goals of the U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework. USAID’s plan: 1) outlines the problems the agency will address as it implements the broader U.S. framework,…

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What Next? Looking Beyond the Covid-19 Summit

Organized by CSIS What Next? Looking Beyond the Covid-19 Summit October 12, 2021 RSVP Please join the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security on Tuesday, October 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT, for an important virtual event featuring Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to discuss how to…

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Advocacy Updates ~ September 27, 2021

Administration News White House releases American Pandemic Preparedness Plan On September 3, President Joe Biden released the American Pandemic Preparedness Plan. The plan focuses on strengthening global health security and pandemic preparedness, and lays out the administration’s thinking regarding a multilateral financing mechanism around these issues. The administration commits to lean forward and catalyze the…

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A Global Deal for Our Pandemic Age – Implications of the G20 HLIP Report

Organized by the National Academy of Medicine and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) A Global Deal for Our Pandemic Age – Implications of the G20 HLIP Report August 5, 2021 RSVP Join the National Academy of Medicine and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health on August 5, 2021 at 10am ET for a free 2-hour virtual roundtable discussing A…

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Advocacy Updates ~ December 21, 2020

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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Advocacy Updates ~ November 30, 2020

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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