Global Health Advocacy Community

There is an active community of implementers, donors, and other interested individuals engaged in global health. We encourage you to peruse this list of issue specific groups and coalitions and connect with the listed contact if you are interested in learning more or participating.

Please note that each group may have its own requirements for participation. Asterisks (*) indicate Global Health Council membership is required for participation.


Name Description Contact(s)
1,000 Days Working Group A working group focused on nutrition advocacy for mothers and children in the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday when better nutrition can have a life-changing impact on a child’s future and help break the cycle of poverty. More info. Mannik Sakayan
Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) A coalition of U.S.-based organizations working together to urge greater and more strategic U.S. investment in frontline health workers in developing countries as a cost-effective way to save lives and foster a healthier, safer and more prosperous world. More info. Vince Blaser
GHC Budget Roundtable* A cross-cutting roundtable that tracks U.S. budget and appropriations activity, including monitoring bills and amendments as well as advocating for sufficient appropriations for global health. Emily Conron
Katie Coester
GHC Post-2015 Health Priorities Roundtable* A cross-cutting roundtable that focuses on the global health landscape as it relates to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and measurement and accountability. Only meets occasionally and primarily serves to share information. Marielle Hart
Mike Beard
Global AIDS Policy Partnership (GAPP) A coalition of over 70 civil society, implementing, and faith-based organizations dedicated to achieving an AIDS-free generation. The GAPP advocates for better policy, legislation and funding for the global AIDS response and strengthens the global AIDS community by sharing information, best practices, and research. Participation in the GAPP is limited to organizations working in and/or contributing to the field of HIV/AIDS, and membership is subject to approval by a vote of current GAPP members. Catherine Connor
Kevin Fisher
Global Health Security Roundtable* In response to increasing interest in our community about the U.S. government’s Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and global health security overall,  the GHC Global Health Security Roundtable was created. This Roundtable will meet regularly to coordinate information and ensure that GHC members optimize opportunities to be part of the dialogue around GHSA/GHS. The roundtable is open to GHC members and invited organizations.
Carolyn Reynolds
Beth Cameron
Global Health Technologies (GHT) Coalition
A coalition of over 25 non-profit organizations working to increase awareness of the urgent need for technologies that save lives in the developing world. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and housed at PATH, the GHT coalition does not advocate for specific diseases, drugs, or devices. Rather, it supports policies and funding that advance the goals of global health research and development in many areas. More info. Jamie Nishi
Health/WASH Network A network of development; child health; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) organizations with the shared goal of reducing child deaths worldwide by bridging advocacy efforts to increase resources, awareness, and political will to defeat WASH-related illnesses such as diarrheal disease. More info. Laura Kallen
International Family Planning Coalition An ad hoc coalition of organizations that share a common interest in U.S. international family planning and reproductive health funding and policies and engage in some level of legislative advocacy on these issues. Population Action International serves as the unofficial secretariat of the IFPC, coordinates the flow of information, and hosts the coalition’s monthly meeting in our offices. Jonathan Rucks
Rebecca Dennis
Caitlin Horrigan
Malaria Research & Development Working Group A collective of global health organizations advocates for U.S. Congressional support of the research and development resources needed in the fight against malaria. Sally Ethelston
Malaria Roundtable A roundtable for sharing issues, demonstrating needs, and advocating on trends in malaria’s worldwide disease imprint. Open group, though membership must be “approved” by the co-chairs here. Brandon Ball
Jodie Curtis
Jacci Guy
Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH)  A roundtable that brings together 40 of the most influential non-profit organizations working in MNCH. The groups work together to raise awareness and increase U.S. commitment to global efforts that improve the survival and health of mothers and children under five in developing countries. The roundtable has open membership. Lisa Bos
Jessica Brady
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Roundtable  A roundtable that reviews and advocates for a global health focus on non-communicable diseases, including messaging on trends, necessity of U.S. funding support, and incorporation of NCD goals, targets, and indicators into Post-2015 development and health goals. Aaron Emmel
Tina Flores
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Roundtable A roundtable that advances the agenda on the eradication or control of neglected tropical diseases. This roundtable is open to the public via the neglected tropical diseases Google group. Jodie Curtis
James Hunter
Research Working Group An affiliated working group of the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership that works to advance the HIV research agenda through relationship building with NIH, CDC and other HIV research funders, identifying gaps in HIV research, educating policy makers on the value of HIV research (for the field, but also for the broader research enterprise), and increasing federal funding through advocacy and coalition building. This working group is open to member organizations of the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership. Kevin Fisher
Tuberculosis (TB) Roundtable A roundtable dedicated to sharing the latest in TB research, education, and advocacy both domestically and globally. David Bryden
Nuala Moore