Global Health Council to close shop

The Global Health Council logo.

A major player in the global health industry is making its exit. Why?

The Global Health Council released a statement Friday (April 20) saying it will be ending operations in “coming months.” The announcement came weeks after it canceled its Annual International Conference on Global Health in Washington, D.C.

A U.S.-based nonprofit, GHC has been working to address and advocate pressing health issues for the past 40 years. The networking organization focuses on women and children’s health, HIV and AIDS, infectious diseases, and emerging health threats.

In early April, GHC decided to cancel its 2012 conference so as not to “compete” with other health causes and organizations whose missions it supports. The conference was scheduled July 18-21, around the same time as the International AIDS Conference (July 22-27).

In its statement, GHC said funding that “once existed to promote broad-based health agenda is now focused on specific health issues.”

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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.