Posts Tagged ‘global health’

Young leaders of global health ask for a seat at the table if they are to be the ones to usher in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This blog was written by Caity Jackson, Co-Founder & Communications, Women in Global Health and Director of European Engagement, CFHI. It summarizes Panel 4 from the GHLS 2015 Symposium titled Young Global Leaders Reflect – How Will I Shape the SDGs? The 2015 Global Health Landscape Symposium’s final panel, ‘Young Global Leaders Reflect: How will I shape the…

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2015 Global Health Landscape Symposium Image Gallery

Global Health Council held its second annual Global Health Landscape Symposium on November 19, 2105 in Washington, DC titled: Achieving Universality in Global Health: An Imperative for Change. Deliberately crafted to follow the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda, the Symposium provided a high-level forum for exploration, debate and creative thinking on how we must…

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World Prematurity Day Tackles the Leading Cause of Child Deaths

This guest post was written by Janna Patterson, Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) team. Born in the United States after only 26 weeks of pregnancy, “Jimmy” could not breathe on his own and required a high-powered mechanical ventilator to do it for him. I was…

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Accountability in Global Health: What works, what doesn’t, and what we need to do about it

A side-event at the UN General Assembly, and two new reports, shine the light on accountability processes at the global, regional, national, and sub-national levels. Spoiler alert: civil society engagement in countries is critical. Christine Sow, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council Lola Dare, President and Chief Executive, CHESTRAD Nejla Liias, Founder and President,…

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Migrant Workers’ Right to Health: A Global Advocacy Agenda

This blog was cross-posted from the Institute for Human Rights and Business  Recent headlines describing the plight of thousands of migrants drowning at sea as they tried to make their way from Africa to Europe, are but the most recent reminders of the treacherous journey many encounter in their search for work. Yet, these and…

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The shifting sands of health

This guest blog was written by Jim Calverley, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Child Health) at RESULTS UK Kenya is one of many developing countries that has recently graduated from being a low income country (LIC) to a lower middle income country (LMIC). This should be a good thing – middle income countries are the engines of…

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Progress and Perseverance: Reflections on World Population Day

This blog was cross-posted from Chemonics and written by James Griffin, Director in Chemonics’ Health Practice. World Population Day (July 11) is a time for us as development professionals to celebrate and take stock of our accomplishments, of which there have been many. At the same time, it is important to recognize the challenges that lie ahead.…

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Improving Health Outcomes for Women and Girls

This blog was cross-posted from FSG and written by David Garfunkel. The cast at last week’s “No Ceilings: Not There Yet” event put on by the Clinton Foundation was impressive. Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Melinda Gates, and America Ferrera all spoke eloquently, highlighting advances in gender equality and areas for continued improvement. But it was…

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