In 2017, Senegal became the 15th country to sign the 'Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities' with the Global Fund, strengthening a 15-year long partnership to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
German government launches ‘Women in Global Health – Germany’ network
The German Ministry for Development (BMZ) and the Ministry of Health (BMG) have co-launched the network ‘Women in Global Health – Germany’. With this initiative, the German government seeks to strengthen women in leadership positions in global health, a sector which is characterized by a high share of female staff, but an even higher share of men in key leadership positions. The representatives of BMZ, Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, and BMG, Lutz Stroppe, highlighted that diversity and gender balance are critical to achieve the SDGs and strengthen global collaboration on health.
During the event, the hosts presented a German list of 100 women who work in global health.
Norway and the United States reaffirm common commitment to global health and vaccine distribution
At a White House meeting between Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and US President Donald Trump a united stance on global disease prevention and vaccine distribution was emphasized, with Trump commenting on the two countries' increasing cooperation on health and health security and commending Solberg's efforts to promote vaccine development and disease prevention. In addition the importance of committing to the Paris Agreement, as well as the development of green technology and green businesses, was highlighted.
January 25, 2018: CanWaCH hosts webinar 'Evaluating Success in Engagement & Outreach Activities'
The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) is hosting a
learning series webinar titled ‘Beyond the Numbers. Evaluating Success in Engagement &
Outreach Activities’, to discuss the ways in which organizations can conduct more effective public
outreach in a digital world. CaWaCH’s members will share best practices, lessons learned, and
insights in measuring success in their communication activities.
April 14-15, 2018: Annual conference on global health and innovation Conference takes place at Yale University
Unite for Site, a global health nonprofit, hosts its 15th Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC). This conference takes place annually at Yale University, in New Haven, CT. GHIC is the largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference in the world. It welcomes over 2,000 participants, including professionals and students, from all US states and 55 countries around the world. Participants represent all sectors of international development, global health, and social entrepreneurship.