Global Health Council

Global Health
0 Global health advocates deal with losing clout

Somali mothers and their babies wait for vaccines at a health center in Mogadishu, Somalia. One million children still die at birth every year due to lack of care.AP For the first time in nearly 15 years, the US government is poised to reduce its investment in global health. The…

Global Health
1 The Sudden Death and Rebirth of the Global Health Council

The global health community was left bewildered when the Global Health Council suddenly announced last April that it was closing. Members of the prestigious, decades-old organization were not warned in advance, participants in the upcoming annual meeting had to abruptly cancel their plans and the GHC’s cryptic explanation (scroll…

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1 Pacific Health Summit calls it quits

The prestigious, by-invitation-only and, well, kinda stuffy, Pacific Health Summit appears to be making a steep descent. The Seattle (and sometimes London) confab that has over the years featured some of the top brass in the world of global health appears to be closing down operations. I say appears because…

Global Health
1 Why the Global Health Council closed

By Jaclyn Schiff, special correspondent Originally posted at Devex, where it is available for free after registration —————————————————————————————————————————————— Twenty-twelve marks an important year for the Global Health Council — 40 years since it was founded. But instead of celebrating that milestone, GHC will shut its doors in the coming months and…

Global Health
0 Fighting poverty on World Malaria Day

Fighting malaria is fighting poverty. It’s World Malaria Day. Malaria kills about 800,000 people every year but it also sickens hundreds of millions, causing $12 billion in economic losses annually in Africa alone due to impaired worker productivity, according to economist Jeffrey Sachs and Pia Malaney. So how are we…