GHC Announcements

CDC Publishes NEJM Ebola Article

This afternoon, Dr. Frieden and CDC leadership published an article entitled, “Ebola 2014: New Challenges, New Opportunities,” in the New England Journal of Medicine. The article summarizes CDC’s approach to stopping the West Africa outbreak and the opportunity to strengthen global health security.

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Open for Comments: Draft Strategy on "Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality"

Recently, the WHO’s Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) Working Group released a draft paper which is designed to help set consensus and strategies for maternal and neonatal health in the post-2015 agenda. The draft paper “Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality” is now online and open for discussion through the...Read More »

Summary of Informal meetings on ICN2 with Non-State Actors (NSA) held in Geneva

Message from Dr. Francesco Branca, Director, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at WHO:

We are pleased to confirm that another informal consultation on ICN2 with Non-State Actors will be held on August 25, 2014:
1.   Meeting with organizations representing the private sector with an interest in ICN2 outcomes ...Read More »

German Government to host crucial GAVI Alliance pledging event under the patronage of Chancellor Angela Merkel

NOTE: This article originally appeared on

Key event to be held in Berlin on 27 January 2015

Berlin, 24 July 2014 - The German Government today announced that it will convene the GAVI Alliance replenishment pledging meeting under the patronage of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel...Read More »

The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) has launched

JUNE 30, 2014

Africa: Landmark Global Action Plan Outlines Strategy to Prevent 2.9 Million Newborn Deaths, 2.6 Million Stillbirths Annually

Johannesburg, South Africa — To meet 2035 newborn survival goals, more than 90 countries must accelerate progress; Of those, 29 countries must more than double current rates of progress

New financial, policy and private...Read More »

Statement from Global Health Council/Family Care International to World Health Assembly, May 2014

In reference to item 14.2 Newborn health: draft action plan 

The Global Health Council and Family Care International fully support the Every Newborn Action Plan. As the documents recognize, newborn mortality is declining at a much slower pace than either maternal or child mortality, globally and nationally. This gap...Read More »

GHC Submitted Statement at WHA on Research and Health Innovation for Health

Commitments to the Millennium Development Goals have made a major contribution to the success of global health efforts over the past decade, helping to sustain focus on some of the greatest global health challenges. The post-2015 development agenda must build on these achievements, to ensure that Healthy lives and access...Read More »

GHC Submitted Statement at WHA on Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition

Chairperson, Director General, honorable delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Thank you for the opportunity to address the 67th World Health Assembly. I speak on behalf of the Global Health Council .

Two years after the adoption of the Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal nutrition, infant and young child nutrition”, the first report of...Read More »

GHC Featured in International Innovation

The Global Health Council and it’s new Executive Director Christine Sow are featured in the most recent edition of the International Innovation Magazine. Click here to see the full magazine, or read below for an excerpt of Dr.Sow’s interview, found here.  

What is GHC’s mission and why is...Read More »

GHC Announces GBCHealth Awards Partnership

UPDATE: Deadline Nears for Business Action on Health Award Entries

Don’t miss out: the April 15 deadline for entries to the 2014 Business Action on Health Award is only a few days away. We urge companies and non-profits working with company partners to enter their award-worthy global health programs by 11:59pm...Read More »

GHC Announces 2013 Accomplishments

Check out GHC’s impressive list of accomplishments from 2013.  

We’ve had a very busy year and are looking forward to an even more exciting 2014.  Keep an eye on the website for updates, events, and more!

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PEPFAR passes Congress

Big news today, as this week both the Senate and House have passed the PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Stewardship and Oversight Act.  The Act extends the program for another five years – through 2018, supporting international aid efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  Since it’s...Read More »

GHC in the News

In her first week on the job, new GHC Executive Director Dr. Christine Sow has been hard at work.  Check out the following articles and see what others have to say about her new role!

As well as pickups from the following media...Read More »

Typhoon Haiyan Sparks Potential Health Crisis in the Philippines

Photo: 2013 Reuters/Erin De Castro

The devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan is estimated to affect more than 4.2 million people, primarily in the Philippines. The storm, which according to some estimates was three and a half times the size of Hurricane Katrina, is creating...Read More »

Anti-Prostitution Case Ruled in Favor of NGOs

This post originally appeared in InterAction’s Newsletter

Dear Friends:

We are thrilled to report that the Supreme Court today ruled 6-2 in InterAction’s favor in the case of USAID v. AOSI. This ruling has significant implications for the work that we do.

The Court, in its decision today, affirmed a lower court’s...Read More »

Child Survival Call to Action Celebrates One Year Anniversary!

“In June 2012, the United States joined UNICEF and the governments of Ethiopia and India in a bold pledge to catalyze action toward ending preventable child deaths within a generation. What emerged from the Call to Action was a rejuvenated, global movement for child survival under the banner of “Committing...Read More »

Grand Challenges Canada Announces Accepting Applications

“Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, has developed the Stars in Global Health program to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact from the best and brightest talent, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada, to use scientific/technical, social and business innovation to address some...Read More »

Roll Back Malaria Calls for Nominations

Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership

The RBM Partnership was launched in 1998 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank. It brings together malaria-endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based...Read More »

US House Appropriations Committee Cuts Foreign Assistance

“The House recently unveiled budget allocations with deep and disproportionate cuts to foreign assistance. This toolkit, created by InterAction, will help you understand what these cuts are, how they affect foreign assistance and give you some ways to speak out against them.

We are deeply troubled by the House’s proposed allocations...Read More »

66th World Health Assembly Passes Resolution on United Nations Commission on Lifesaving Commodities for Women and Children

This post originally appeared on Child Health Now.

Earlier today representatives from countries across the world gathered at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland to pass the resolution on implementing the recommendations from the UN Commission on life-saving commodities for women and children.

These recommendations represent an important step forward...Read More »

CDC Director Tom Frieden Testifies at ‘Meeting the Challenge of Drug-Resistant Diseases in Developing Countries’

Watch the archived video, “Subcommittee Hearing: Meeting the Challenge of Drug-Resistant Diseases in Developing Countries”

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USAID Appoints Katie Taylor as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health

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The President’s Malaria Initiative: Seventh Annual Report Released

“The past decade has seen unprecedented progress in malaria control efforts in most sub-Saharan African countries…”

Read the entire report here.

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