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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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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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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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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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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TORONTO, Canada — It’s been a raucous three days here at the overlapping G8 and G20 Canadian summits. Those of us who work in global health were all hoping and expecting a major announcement on maternal and child health and we got it, but it happened in ways that may influence how global health fares in the future, particularly at…

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TORONTO, Canada — As world leaders arrive in Canada for the twin G8 and G20 summits, NGOs who advocate for global health have decidedly mixed feelings about the annual gatherings of world leaders. On the one hand, we are excited that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pushing for a $1 billion Canadian initiative on maternal,…

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PITTSBURGH — Tonight marked the end of a whirlwind week for leaders and advocates. Between events at the UN in New York and the G20 in Pittsburgh, much ground has been covered. Unfortunately, global health was not a focal point of the leaders’  discussions, particularly at the G20 Summit here. Economic security is inextricably linked…

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PITTSBURGH — This city was atwitter this week as civil society descended upon it to highlight global health, the environment and poverty eradication in the lead-up to the G20. But along with the press conferences and briefings were a number of interesting events crafted to create media buzz around the issues. The ONE Campaign, for instance,…

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PITTSBURGH — One BILLION people struggle with chronic hunger each year, according to Save the Children. Yet food security is likely to play second fiddle to the more sensational issues of the economy and climate change at the G20. People who are hungry are less productive, and more susceptible to illness. How do we expect…

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