The past decades have witnessed significant strides in global health, yet around two thirds of total deaths worldwide are attributed to preventable and treatable diseases, with the highest burden found in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and among women and children. Innovative approaches and technologies play a vital role in saving lives, improving overall health outcomes around the world and achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
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The END Fund is the only private philanthropic initiative solely dedicated to ending the five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which affect more than 1.5 billion people globally. It efficiently puts private capital to work, advocating for NTD programs that are innovative, integrated, and cost-effective. It facilitates strong partnerships with the private sector and aims to support national disease control programs in over 29 countries.
We hope that this finds you well and about to begin an enjoyable and restful summer. As co-chairs of the CUGH Enabling Systems (ENSYS) committee, we are reaching out to request your help and insight.
As you may know, the ENSYS committee was formed several years ago to help address the wide array of operational challenges (sending funds, travel safety, etc.) that Global Health work can involve. To make the committee’s focus more explicit, its name is being changed to the Global Health Operations committee.
CUGH's Board of Directors, committees and Secretariat have collaborated over the last year and a half to develop a set of strategic goals and metrics for the organization. An outline of this along with a covering letter are available here.
We look forward to working with you and our members to implement this plan over the next three years. While we will engage in activities to achieve the stated goals our work will not be confined by this. We will continue to respond nimbly and effectively to address new global health challenges and capitalize on new opportunities.
The College of Public Health is a mini-National Taiwan University itself, with teaching and research activities involving disciplines not only in natural and biological sciences but also in humanities and social sciences. The essence of public health dictates that we are concerned greatly about the health rights of people and pursue the ultimate goal of health for all. Our endeavors have been focused on disease prevention and health promotion, environmental protection and sustainable development, and the operating and management of the health care industry.