Global Health Council
At the end of every year, Global Health Council (GHC) convenes a cross-section of stakeholders from the global health advocacy community. The purpose of the annual event is to assess current trends in global health advocacy and explore our collective call to action for policymakers in the U.S. and abroad. The symposium is intended to identify key inroads and recommendations for ongoing global health advocacy campaigns and explore tough conversations that the broader community is grappling with. Attendees represent a wide array of organizations and sectors from around the U.S. and the world.
This year, GHC’s Global Health Landscape Symposium will focus on exploring diverse perspectives against global health threats. Under the current global health security framework, and other the past several decades, certain issues can easily be privileged over others, at times crowding out solidarity for the sake of security. The lack of clarity over how “global health security” is defined, whose health and security are at risk, who needs protecting, and which issues fall under the global health security umbrella. While COVID-19 has demonstrated the true threat to security and global impact that infectious disease can have, affecting populations and economies worldwide, there are downsides to a narrowly focused objective within such a complex and multifaceted topic as global health. GHLS21 will bring in voices of civil society, historically underrepresented populations, implementers, advocates, academia and policymakers, to share their own experiences and recommendations in the design, governance, and implementation of health security policy and programs.