Due to GHC’s unique position as a convener of global health organizations, it has a number of special relationships with organizations, foundations, and associations beyond membership.
The World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
The organization was established 65 years ago to promote health and ease the burden of disease worldwide. Each year, senior health officials from member states convene in Geneva to participate in the World Health Assembly (WHA.)
WHA allows GHC members to attend to represent civil society and the private sector through participations in discussions with international global health policy makers. Each year, GHC sends a delegation to Geneva, partnering with member organizations for side events, panels, discussions, and more. Through the delegation, members can engage with international partners and help prioritize the global health agenda. See here for more information regarding GHC’s delegation.
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
CUGH, founded by leading North American university global health programs, helps to build interdisciplinary collaborations and facilitate the sharing of knowledge to address global health challenges. It assists members in sharing their expertise across education, research, and service. It is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities everywhere. CUGH promotes mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships between universities in resource-rich and resource-poor countries, developing human capital and strengthening institutions’ capabilities to address these challenges. It is committed to translating knowledge into action.
Global Health South
Global Health South is an informal alliance of civil society organizations, umbrella organizations, coalitions and networks engaged in health dialogue at country, regional and global levels. The alliance was established in 2010 with support from the International Health Partnership Plus (IHP+), Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) and the GAVI CS Forum. The mission of the alliance is to bring country context to, and amplify southern voices in global health and accountability dialogues.
Action for Global Health
Action for Global Health (AfGH) is a broad European network of NGOs advocating for Europe to play a more proactive role in enabling developing countries to meet the Right to health for all and the Health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). AfGH builds on its experience and capacity to hold European governments and EU institutions accountable for their political commitments and policy efforts to ensure the progress of the Health MDGs, through full funding of health, strengthening health systems and ensuring fair access to healthcare.
AfGH was established in 2006 and is active in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, the UK and Brussels and has over 30 member NGOs across these countries.
InterAction is an alliance organization in Washington, D.C. of U.S.-based international organizations. Our members include more than 180 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). We are committed to working with the world’s poor and vulnerable, and a belief that we can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together. InterAction’s mission works to eliminate extreme poverty, uphold human rights, safeguard a sustainable planet, and ensure human dignity for poor and vulnerable populations by advancing the goals of the U.S.-based international nonprofit community.
The NCD Alliance was founded by four international NGO federations representing the four main NCDs – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease. Together with other major international NGO partners, the NCD Alliance unites a network of over 2,000 civil society organizations in more than 170 countries. The alliance uses targeted advocacy and outreach to ensure that NCDs are recognized as a major cause of poverty, a barrier to economic development, and a global emergency. The mission of the NCD Alliance is to combat the NCD epidemic by putting health at the centre of all policies.
Global Health Fellows Program II
GHFP-II increases the effectiveness of USAID ‘s global health, population, and nutrition programs worldwide through 130+ fellows and interns providing technical expertise. The program’s vision is to recruit, place and support technical experts with the talent and diversity needed to enhance USAID’s global health leadership; and to implement responsive organizational and professional development programs that will increase performance and improve results.
United Nations Foundation
The UN Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. They build and implement public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through their campaigns and partnerships, they connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. These campaigns focus on reducing child mortality, empowering women and girls, creating a new energy future, securing peace and human rights, and promoting technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
GBCHealth is a coalition of more than 200 member companies and organizations committed to investing their resources to addressing the world’s most pressing global health issues. Since 2001, GBCHealth has worked with hundreds of companies to tackle the challenges of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, diabetes and other health issues facing the workplace and communities where business is conducted.