Responding to the Urban Challenge – World Water Day 2011

The observance of World Water Day this year with its spotlight on urban emergencies – such has the one in Haiti The observance of World Water Day this year with its spotlight on urban emergencies, comes at a time when many humanitarian aid and relief organizations are contemplating – in some cases, studying in-depth –…

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Vanderbilt Health Forum Puts Nashville on Global Health Map

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Last week, Nashville joined Washington, New York and Seattle as an American capital of global health, at least for a day, when the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) held the third Tennessee Global Health Forum. VIGH is a member of the Global Health Council, and three of us from GHC were here…

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The Challenge of Scaling up Human Resources for Health

This is guest blog by Aarthi Rao, a program associate at Results for Development, the co-host of a briefing at the Global Health Council yesterday. Will the renewed attention on Human Resources for Health (HRH) gaps spur the global health policy community to meet this need? It’s a tough question that a panel of policy…

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IMA World Health's First 50 years

WASHINGTON, DC — When the earthquake hit Haiti Jan. 12, Rick Santos, president and CEO of IMA World Health, and two IMA colleagues were trapped under the rubble of the Hotel Montana in the hills overlooking Port-au-Prince for two days. They weren’t sure they would make it out. You can hear Mr. Santos describe the experience in this…

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And the Winner is … GHESKIO

This is a guest blog by John Donnelly of Burness Communications from the World Assembly in Geneva. GENEVA, Switzerland – Global Health President and CEO Jeffrey L. Sturchio announced Monday night that the Haitian health organization GHESKIO was the tenth winner of the Gates Award for Global Health. Standing on a stage in a Geneva ballroom,…

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Gates Award Winner is Call to Action for Other NGOs

This is a guest blog from Andrew E. Barrer, executive director of the U.S. Coalition for Child Survival and a member of the Global Health Council delegation to the 2010 World Health Assembly. This afternoon at the World Health Assembly, the Global Health Council held an event that included the announcement of the 2010 Gates…

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2009 Candlelight Memorial

CAP HAITIEN, Haiti – Mere rain could not extinguish the flame of the opening ceremony of the 2009 AIDS Candlelight Memorial last Saturday night in Milot, Haiti at the site of the Sans Souci Palace, World Heritage site and former home of King Henri Christophe, who helped lead Haitians to independence from France in 1804.…

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