Congressional News House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Last week, the House passed H.R. 7608, a minibus consisting of four fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills: State-Foreign Operations (SFOPs); Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA; Interior-Environment; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. A full summary of the bill is available here. The bill provides $65.87 billion in funding, an…

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Organized by Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health The Role of the WHO and the Risks of US Withdrawal July 24, 2020 RSVP On July 7, the Trump administration submitted formal notice of its intent to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization. This decision was made in the midst of the…

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WHO Advocacy On July 6, the United States Government moved forward with the termination of its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). Please access our WHO Advocacy Page for the most up-to-date information about the global health community’s efforts to support the work of the WHO and urging the Trump Administration to reconsider the…

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International News UK DFID & FCO Merger Recently, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) would merge into a new department, the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office to be led by the Foreign Secretary. You can find additional information about what this merger…

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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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Self-care: A Critical Answer to COVID-19 By Sandy Garcon, Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications, PSI Global health experts from around the world are joining the first-ever virtual World Health Assembly (WHA) to discuss one topic – COVID-19. While the topic this year is limited to one virus it will touch on many aspects of the…

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World Health Assembly The Executive Board agreed recently through a written procedure that WHA73 will open on Monday, May 18, 2020 and take place virtually, using video conference technology. EB147 is due to open on Friday, May 22, 2020 and will also take place virtually. The assembly will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and items…

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Organized by the United Nations Foundation and the Global Health Centre Geneva May 20 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix Geneva, Switzerland MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION This year’s World Health Assembly (WHA), taking place from 21-26 May in Geneva, marks the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization. Despite the…

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