Advocacy Updates ~ August 10, 2021

Administration News U.S. has donated and shipped more than 100 million COVID-19 vaccines On August 3, President Biden announced that the U.S. has now donated and shipped upwards of 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 60 countries in its efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of August, the U.S. will…

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Advocacy Updates ~ July 13, 2021

Administration News Biden administration releases global COVID-19 response and recovery framework  On July 1, the White House released its U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework, which outlines five objectives to achieve its overarching goals of ending the pandemic and strengthening global recovery and readiness for future pandemic threats. These objectives include: 1) accelerating equitable…

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Building Effective Partnerships To Address the Multiple Forms of Malnutrition

Organized by Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) May 23 SUN Nutrition Hub (May 21 – 25) 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM CEST Villa le Bocage, Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland MORE INFORMATION ON THE SUN NUTRITION HUB RSVP The SUN Nutrition Hub will provide a space for SUN Country representatives and diverse stakeholders to come together to…

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Invest in Nutrition

Invest in Nutrition, is a new tool launched by Results for Development (R4D), in partnership with the World Bank and 1,000 Days, to help global leaders, policymakers, and donors visualize the gap in global nutrition funding and advocate for greater investment. Visitors to the site can quickly: estimate the gaps remaining in nutrition financing in…

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HarvestPlus Uses Bio-fortification to Combat Malnutrition

This guest post was provided by GHC member, HarvestPlus Every year, the World Food Prize – also known as the “Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture” – recognizes breakthrough achievements in feeding and nourishing the world. This year, four laureates from Africa and the U.S. share this award in recognition of their work to combat…

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Battling Malnutrition Near South Sudan’s Front Lines

To date, IMA and Nile Hope have surpassed nearly all targets for the project. This success story was provided by GHC Member,  IMA World Health Mary Akuol was born close to the front lines of conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei State. The state’s northern areas, including Mary’s home region of Pigi County, are among those…

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International Medical Corps Fights Acute Malnutrition in Children in Philippines

This blog was cross-posted from International Medical Corps and wrttien by Jenna Montgomery.  Children are among the most vulnerable during and after an emergency. When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, countless children living in remote communities were left cut off from critical health care services. International Medical Corps First Responders were on…

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NCDs: Their Path Towards Global Dominance

This is a guest post written by Lewis Holmes and Amy Kravitz at John Snow, Inc.  John Snow is a public health management consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. Atul Gawande recently wrote in The New Yorker that important ideas may “attack problems that are…

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Telling a Story, Making an Impact

Director of Children Without Worms Kim Koporc tells the story of a deworming day in Cambodia Soil transmitted helminthiasis (STH), caused by intestinal worms, does not capture public attention the way other infectious diseases do. Like most of the neglected tropical disease portfolio, STH is not usually fatal – which partly explains why they are…

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Making Mothers and Children Healthier Through Nutrition

This guest blog was written by Aaron Emmel, government affairs officer at PATH. Almost 80 people packed the Global Health Council’s conference room last week, with 63 more listening in online, to learn about new initiatives to strengthen maternal, newborn, and child health by improving nutrition. The briefing was held in conjunction with World Food Day on…

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