Advocacy Updates ~ April 25, 2022

Administration News President Biden releases FY23 proposed budget On April 28, President Biden released his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget. The proposed budget includes nearly $10.6 billion to support critical global health programs at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) but does not go nearly far enough to address the…

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Global Health Architecture Post-COVID: Curse or Blessing for Reducing Fragmentation and Strengthening the WHO in Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Organized by Center for Global Development Global Health Architecture Post-COVID: Curse or Blessing for Reducing Fragmentation and Strengthening the WHO in Pandemic Preparedness and Response March 3, 2022 RSVP Strengthening the global health architecture is a topic high on the current international agenda. In this context the speakers will share their perspectives on how to…

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Advocacy Updates ~ February 28, 2022

Administration News Sec. Blinken hosts COVID-19 Global Action Meeting On February 14, Secretary of State Antony Blinken convened a virtual COVID-19 Global Action Meeting with leaders from regional and international organizations to launch a Global Action Plan to end the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for the future. Building on the goals outlined at President Biden’s…

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Advocacy Updates ~ February 9, 2022

Administration News Acting OMB Director Shalanda Young testifies before the Senate Shalanda D. Young, nominated to serve as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), provided testimony at two hearings last week before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, as well as the Senate Budget Committee. Young currently serves…

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Mobilizing the World to Defeat Neglected Tropical Diseases

Organized by the World Health Organization Mobilizing the World to Defeat Neglected Tropical Diseases January 28, 2022 RSVP Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are widespread in the world’s poorest regions, where water safety, sanitation and access to health care are substandard. Caused mostly by a variety of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and toxins, NTDs…

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Advocacy Updates ~ January 24, 2022

Administration News 2022 PEPFAR Country Operational Guidance released On January 18, the 2022 PEPFAR Country Operational (COP) Guidance was released. The COP 2022 guidance for program implementation highlights themes proposed for the PEPFAR Strategy 2021-2025, which is currently under development, moving PEPFAR countries toward sustained epidemic control of HIV by supporting equitable health services and…

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Advocacy Updates ~ December 22, 2021

Administration News USAID Administrator Power hosts development ministers, announcing new initiative to accelerate global COVID-19 vaccine access and delivery On December 6, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power hosted a meeting of development ministers to discuss the global COVID-19 response. At the meeting, Power announced a new U.S. government-wide effort to accelerate…

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State of inequality: HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

Organized  by WHO Division of Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact and the Global Fund State of inequality: HIV, tuberculosis and malaria December 9, 2021 RSVP You are invited to a webinar on the occasion of the launch of State of inequality: HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, a joint report from the World Health Organization and The…

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Options, outcomes and opportunities: Reflecting on the WHA Special Session

Organized by Global Health Centre Options, outcomes and opportunities: Reflecting on the WHA Special Session December 3, 2021 RSVP In May 2021, the 74th World Health Assembly decided to convene a Special Session from November 29 to December 1 to consider the benefits of creating a new WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on…

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Advocacy Updates ~ October 25, 2021

Administration News USAID releases implementation plan for global COVID-19 response The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released its implementation plan detailing the agency’s role in advancing the goals of the U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework. USAID’s plan: 1) outlines the problems the agency will address as it implements the broader U.S. framework,…

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