Organized by WHO 73rd World Health Assembly (resumed) November 9-14, 2020 More information The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to…

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Organized by Graduate Institute Geneva Global Health Centre and UN Foundation Backsliding or Building Beyond Covid-19? An Introduction to the Resumed 73rd WHA November 5, 2020 RSVP Join us on 5 November 2020 for an introduction to the resumed 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) hosted by the Global Health Centre and the UN Foundation. This…

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Organized by Gavi, CEPI, and WHO through the Vaccines Pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator ACT-A Vaccine Pillar Civil Society Dialogue October 27, 2020 Zoom info below We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the next interactive civil society dialogue on COVID-19 vaccines, to take place on Tuesday 27 October…

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Administration News HHS released National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, 2020-2025 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, 2020-2025, based on the 2014 strategy and the first National Action Plan that was released in 2015. The latest plan was led by the Assistant Secretary…

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Administration News USG released Strengthening Health Security Across the Globe report On September 30, the United States government (USG) released its whole-of-government report demonstrating the determination of the U.S. to continue to advance health security at home and abroad. This annual report highlights the USG’s contributions to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and to…

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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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