The Invasion of Ukraine is an Evolving Global Health Crisis; CUGH Calls on Russia to Withdraw its Troops Immediately

The unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russia is an egregious assault on a peaceful democracy. This attack violates international norms, treaties, and the Geneva Conventions. It is inflicting loss of life, disability, and the destruction of Ukraine’s economy and its environment. The attacks against Ukraine’s nuclear facilities and threats to use nuclear weapons by President…

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Ban the Poaching of Health Care Workers from Low-Income Countries

A lack of access to healthcare professionals is an enormous and growing global challenge. The WHO estimates a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030. The situation, however, is most dire in low-low middle-income countries (LLMICs) where the disease burden across noncommunicable diseases and infectious diseases is the highest.  Some of these countries…

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Protect Health Care Workers and Academia from Violence

PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The virulent spread of disinformation and an increasingly polarized political environment has fueled threats of violence against healthcare workers and academics. It has also resulted in aggressive efforts by some to obstruct access to health care facilities by patients and caregivers. Canada’s Liberal government under PM Justin Trudeau has…

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Defunding the WHO: An Assault on the World’s Poor

PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Trump’s efforts to expedite defunding the World Health Organization’s operations should be of great concern to all US lawmakers and the American public regardless of their political stripe. Diseases do not recognize borders or a person’s politics. They are equal opportunity threats that kill and maim whoever is…

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Defending the Right To Vote Is Defending Public Health – CUGH Releases The National Campaign, “Global Health Votes”

PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), the world’s largest consortium of academic institutions addressing global health challenges just released “Global Health Votes” (GHV).  This national campaign is focused on mobilizing the hundreds of thousands of health workers and scientists across the United States to vote and ask…

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Blocking Funding to the CDC & NIH: A Clear Threat to American Lives

PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE If the White House blocks funding to the NIH and CDC for testing and tracking the SARS-CoV-2 virus it will be threatening the health of all Americans. These two agencies are cornerstones in the battle to curb the pandemic and are working tirelessly to save lives. In contrast, the…

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US Medical Community: Speak Out & Defend Science and Dr. Fauci

PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE If reports are true and the White House is discrediting Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, then the executive branch of the US government is engaging in another, shameful attack against a public servant doing their duty.

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