Global Health Council, Inc.

aka GHC   |   Alexandria, VA   |  www.globalhealth.org

Mission

Global Health Council's mission is to use the power of the collective voice to improve global health and wellbeing through informed investments and policies. GHC's vision is a world where health and well-being for all is ensured through equitable, inclusive and sustainable investments, policies, and services. GHC leverages the power of collaboration and collective action to monitor, inform, and accelerate global health engagement and investment by governments, multilateral agencies, and the global health community.

Ruling year info

1975

President and Executive Director

Ms. Elisha Dunn-Georgiou

Main address

1199 North Fairfax Street Suite 300

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

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EIN

52-1048393

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Advocate for sound, strong global health policies and resources and sustained funding for global health programs. The funding levels are getting affected owing to shifting political and global priorities and global health partners need to stand together to navigate the changing global health landscape.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Global Health Council

GHC ensures the widest possible representation of the global health
community and designs its services to respond to the evolving needs of our
membership. Organizational membership is open to the non-profit and
for-profit sectors including NGOs, faith-based organizations, corporations
and academic institutions; government, foundations and other donors
and agencies.
GHC recognizes the critical role individuals play in successful global health
advocacy. Membership is available to individuals working, studying or
interested in the area of global health. The membership of institutions and
individuals based in the Global South is actively encouraged.
GHC tailors its membership levels to reflect the variety and diversity of
its constituency

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

GHC will work with the U.S. Government and other global bodies on behalf its members to influence global health policies and resource allocation decisions, and services. GHC will build on the organization's history, profiting from lessons learned and taking new directions suited to an evolving environment and the changing needs of its members. Moving forward the emphasis will be on responsiveness and accountability to the membership, accompanied by consistent, transparent dialogue with the members. The Board has identified the following year-one priorities:

Strategic Goals and Objectives 2014-2016:

GOAL 1: Raise Visibility, Influence Policy and Expand Investment for Global Health
1. Advocate for expanded funding
2. Promote evidence-based policies
3. Facilitate and encourage member engagement
4. Increase visibility and political support
5. Build partnerships to support similar efforts

GOAL 2: Increase Member Effectiveness, Sharing and Partnership Across the Global Health Community
1. Facilitate dialogue, share best practices and increase access to resources
2. Represent the full range of interests of the global health community
3. Nourish global health thought leadership, networking and visibility
4. Encourage partnership with and participation by the Global South

GOAL 3: Achieve Organizational and Financial Efficacy for Sustained GHC Impact
1. Develop and maintain a sustainable resourcing model
2. Create an effective, efficient member support model
3. Optimize member engagement
4. Grow and maintain member ownership of GHC
5. Ensure GHC's status as a "state-of-the-art" alliance

OUR MEMBERSHIP APPROACH
GHC ensures the widest possible representation of the global health community and designs its services to respond to the evolving needs of our membership. Organizational membership is open to the non-profit and for-profit sectors including NGOs, faith-based organizations, corporations and academic institutions; government, foundations and other donors and agencies.
GHC recognizes the critical role individuals play in successful global health advocacy. Membership is available to individuals working, studying or interested in the area of global health. The membership of institutions and individuals based in the Global South is actively encouraged.
GHC tailors its membership levels to reflect the variety and diversity of its constituency.

Convening: Networking, partnership and coordination
Communicating: Promoting global health research and best practices, thought leadership and dialogue
Constituency-Building: Dialogue, advocacy and policy development around critical global health issues

- GHC has many members we have in each category of membership: NGO, corporate, individual.
- Hosted and participated in meetings, discussions, roundtables, coalitions, etc. which foster collaboration with, and best practices by, private sector stakeholders. GHC recently hosted the Global Health Landscape Symposium in December 2017, which drilled down on barriers and best practices to address changes in the global health landscape. Over 200 attendees participated. In the advocacy space, GHC currently manages five roundtables: GHC Budget Roundtable; GHC Post-2015 Health Priorities Roundtable; Global Health Security Roundtable; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Roundtable; and the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Roundtable.
- Amplifying the impact of the global health community via sign-on letters and congressional office visits. GHC initiated 10 sign on letters since 2015, and more than half of them have been circulated in 2016 alone.
- Monitoring diversity as it relates to Board candidates and event speakers. GHC has always welcomed a diverse group of global health advocates and experts to our Board of Directors , and among our panelists at global health events.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Global Health Council, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/10/2022
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Board chair

Ms. Kate Dodson

United Nations Foundation

Term: 2016 - 2024

John Ariale

Husch Blackwell Strategies

Kate Dodson

United Nations Foundation

Vickie Barrow-Klein

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Amy Boldosser-Boesch

Management Sciences for Health

Anthony Brown

Resolve to Save Lives

Chandresh Harjivan

SaponiQx

Susan Polan

American Public Health Association

Yvonna Stevens

International Youth Foundation

Angela Nguku

White Ribbon Alliance Kenya

Byron Austin

Organon

Carla Eckhardt Taracena

Public Health Institute

Margaret Miller

Johns Hopkins University

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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