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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C20 Summit

Organized by C20 C2o Summit October 6-10, 2020 RSVP This year has demonstrated the need to listen to all voices without discrimination or proxy. We are determined to host the biggest virtual gathering of Civil Society Organizations in the history of the G20, to make sure that no voice is being left behind at this…

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Looking for Health in the French G8 and G20 Summit Agendas

PARIS, France — France, which is hosting both the G8 and G20 in 2011, made clear last week that the G20 is ascendant, and the G8 is not, the relic of a bygone era. The signs were everywhere. President Nicholas Sarkozy gave the third press conference of his four years in power on Monday to…

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Where is Global Health at the Seoul G20 Summit?

Next week, the very first G20 Summit in a non-G8 country takes place in Seoul, South Korea. Up until now, the G20 has not been a champion of international development or of global health. So will these two issues come out any better at the Seoul Summit when it is held Nov. 11-12? On development, things are…

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