The Global Health Advocacy Incubator has held several events to showcase the work of advocates and partners working to enact and implement laws that saves lives and to improve public health around the world. Click below to watch and learn more.
Using the Power of Taxes to Prevent NCDs
Read more about our event, “Using the Power of Taxes to Prevent NCDs” that was held alongside the World Health Assembly and in collaboration with the World Health Organization on May 23. The event convened a group of global health experts to discuss how advocacy can build the political will for taxes and other fiscal policies that tackle the burden of non-communicable diseases and improve health at scale.
Advocacy for Domestic Resource Mobilization for Health
Read more about our event, “Advocacy for Domestic Resource Mobilization for Health" that was held alongside the World Health Assembly on May 23. The event convened a group of global health experts to discuss the importance of budget advocacy for sustainable, equitable and effective country-owned health systems and to share best practices and budget advocacy approaches from around the globe.
The Future of Global Health Advocacy
Read more about our event, “The Future of Global Health Advocacy" that was held alongside the UN General Assembly last month. The event featured global health experts to discuss why strong policies and public investment in health systems are essential to improving health at scale.
Advocating for Women Facing Gender-Based Violence
Hear from experts in advocating for policies to prevent gender-based violence and build inclusive health systems. Content warning: this episode of Advocacy in Action contains brief discussion of sensitive topics and may not be appropriate for all listeners.
Celebrating Youth Activists
In commemoration of International Youth Day, the Global Health Advocacy Incubator’s (GHAI) hosted the latest episode of Advocacy in Action, Celebrating Youth Activists. This conversation celebrated our youth advocates around the world who are working across policy areas to build a healthier future.
Fiscal Policies for Health Webinar
On May 24, the Global Health Advocacy Incubator hosted a webinar on the role of fiscal policy in public health. GHAI’s Senior Vice President Lucy Martinez Sullivan moderated a lively discussion between Omei Bongos of Gatefield Impact, Nigeria and Sana Ullah Ghumman of Pakistan National Heart Association.
Global Webinar Series: Coalition Building
On April 20, the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) launched a new webinar series for partners. This platform brings together public health advocates from around the world to share their expertise on the most pressing issues activists face when fighting for lifesaving policies.
How to Prevent the Next Pandemic
The most recent episode of the Global Health Advocacy Incubator’s (GHAI) Twitter Spaces Advocacy in Action series focused on the role that civil society advocates play in preventing, detecting and responding to infectious disease outbreaks.
A Conversation Celebrating Women Advocates
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) hosted an episode of our Twitter Spaces Advocacy in Action series: Celebrating Women Advocates, which brought together women activists leading the way in the fight for a healthier world.
The Power of Advocacy: A Conversation with Lucy Martinez Sullivan
On February 2, 2022, GHAI hosted the first episode of Advocacy in Action— our newest series of conversations taking listeners behind the scenes of campaigns that save lives— via Twitter Spaces. Mena El-Turky introduced the conversation between GHAI Communications Director Jennifer Patterson and GHAI’s new Senior Vice President, Lucy Martinez Sullivan, about the power of advocacy.
Elevating Voices of Victims & Survivors — and Advancing Policy Change
On November 18, 2021, GHAI hosted a Twitter chat and Twitter Spaces conversation in honor of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and explored how the voices of road traffic victims’ advocates and survivors contribute to lifesaving policy change.
Our Global Health Advocacy Story: In the Fight for Global Health
On November 4, 2021, GHAI celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and heard from GHAI’s global team and national partners how our mission grew from the successes and lessons learned from the global tobacco control movement — and where we go from here.
GHAI Launches Trans Fat Elimination Tools; Shares Advocacy Lessons from India, Philippines
On September 29, 2021, GHAI celebrated World Heart Day with a virtual event demonstrating the power of civil society advocates to advance policies that improve heart health.
Epidemic Preparedness Budget Advocacy Framework Unveiled at UNGA Side Event
On September 22, 2021, GHAI launched the Budget Advocacy Framework for Increased and Sustained Epidemic Preparedness Investment at an unofficial virtual side event of the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly.
Youth Voices and Engagement are Key to Successful Advocacy Campaigns Around the World
On August 31 2021, youth advocates from the Caribbean, South Africa, Indonesia and the United States came together to discuss their experiences advocating for healthy food and tobacco policies and sharing best practices on how civil society organizations can engage youth in their advocacy campaigns.
Locally Led Advocacy: Opportunities, Challenges and What We’ve Learned Along the Way
On August 31, 2021, GHAI hosted a Twitter Spaces conversation with an exploration of “locally led advocacy” — what it means, why it’s important, how to do it, and how to do it better and addressed a number of questions confronting the global health community.
Public Health Advocacy After the Pandemic
On May 25, 2021, GHAI hosted a conversation about how advocates can advance effective public health policies in a world disrupted by COVID-19—disruptions that underscore the urgency of health advocacy even while making some traditional advocacy activities more difficult. This event was held alongside the 74th World Health Assembly.
GHAI Hosts Virtual Event During UNGA on Advocacy for Country Ownership
On September 22, 2020, during the 75th U.N. General Assembly, GHAI convened representatives from across government, civil society and philanthropy to discuss the journey to health program sustainability and explored how international donors and local leadership can work together to plan, design and advocate for public health initiatives for sustainability from the beginning.