Organized by the World Health Organization Cities Hold the Key: Prioritizing Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery April 15, 2021 RSVP The Partnership for Healthy Cities—supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the World Health Organization and Vital Strategies—invites you to a special VitalTalks event on how cities are developing and implementing equitable policies and practices to safeguard health…

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Organized by One by One, Africa CDC, the African Union, WHO African Region, the Rockefeller Foundation, Cloud, and Access Challenge Virtual Influencer Workshop for African Celebrities, Media Houses, and Journalists: Shaping COVID-19 Response through accurate information dissemination March 30, 2021 RSVP The One By One: Target COVID-19 Campaign is inviting prominent religious leaders, distinguished health…

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Organized by Women in Global Health Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce: Enabling Women to Lead March 23, 2021 RSVP This 65th Commission on the Status of Women Side Event is organized under the recently launched Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce Initiative (GEHCWI). The session is co-sponsored by Global Health Workforce Network Gender Equity Hub, Government of…

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Organized by US Pharmacopeia, Sabin Vaccine Institute, and WHO  Quality, Speed & Equity: Delivering COVID-19 Vaccines to the World March 15, 2021 RSVP   All eyes are on the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. Achieving the broad uptake needed to reach population immunity and curb the virus’s spread will require an unprecedented effort among health workers, scientists…

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Organized by Global Health Centre Book Launch: A Guide to Global Health Diplomacy February 18, 2021 RSVP The system of diplomacy has been facing several challenges with the Covid-19 pandemic and new political and economic realities. The mechanisms of global health diplomacy play a key role in coordinating, advancing, and resolving health issues at the…

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Organized by Graduate Institute of Geneva What next for the global governance of Covid-19?: Insights from the WHO Executive Board Special Session October 8, 2020 RSVP Covid-19 has put unprecedented global attention on WHO, prompting approval and critique seemingly with every move. In a two-day Special Session (5-6 October) dedicated to Covid-19, the agency’s governing…

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Administration News Administration proposes rule to extend Mexico City Policy to global health contracts On September 14, the Trump administration published a new proposed rule to extend the Mexico City Policy, also known as the global gag rule, to global health contracts. This is the first time the policy would ever apply to contracts, as…

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Administration News Trump Administration continues WHO withdrawal with reprogramming of funds The Trump Administration announced it would reprogram the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and 2020 assessed contributions to the World Health Organization (WHO). The decision to reprogram $80 million in assessed contributions will impede the WHO’s ability to respond to COVID-19 and other long-term…

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Administration News Trump Administration reaffirms withdrawal plan from WHO In a statement released by the Department of State, the Trump Administration announced steps to complete the process of withdrawal from the World Health Organization. They announced the remaining portion of the 2020 assessment, upwards of $62 million USD, will be reprogrammed to the UN to…

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WHO Advocacy Community Statement of Support Global Health Council, in coordination with Action for Global Health, CSEM of UHC2030, RESULTS, and WACI Heath, shared a sign-on statement expressing continued support for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the role it plays as an international convener and effective resource. Roughly 200 organizations and 175 individuals signed…

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