In order to promote the role of universities in global health, CUGH understands that it requires a clear voice capable of articulating issues, solutions, and suggesting policies to address global challenges. See below for materials that CUGH has released on a number of issues.
Thank you to the Advocacy & Communications Committee for their support in identifying advocacy priorities and strategies.
Recent Press Releases
- Press Release: Protect the Public, Pass Gun Safety RegulationsThe Washington DC-based Consortium of Universities for Global Health (www.cugh.org) calls on the US Congress to pass publicly supported gun safety regulations. The massacre of innocent children in Uvalde, Texas, and the targeted slaughter of African American civilians in Buffalo,…
- The Invasion of Ukraine is an Evolving Global Health Crisis; CUGH Calls on Russia to Withdraw its Troops ImmediatelyThe 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…
- Ban the Poaching of Health Care Workers from Low-Income CountriesA 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…
CUGH in the News
NAA & STAT
Made possible by the Gates Foundation Initiative, CUGH formed a Network of Academic Advisors (NAA) as well as the State Technical Advisory Team (STAT). The NAA serves to inform federal legislators on a variety of global health topics, while the STAT focuses on doing this at the state level. If an elected official is interested in crafting legislation on a certain topic then the NAA and STAT would be a valuable local resource to assist them on this effort.
Gun Control Tracker
In a democracy, the power of the citizen is asserted through their vote. To address the global health challenges before us it is vital that all American citizens exercise this right and encourage others to do so too. CUGH is committed to protecting voters’ rights and increasing voter turnout. To do this we are releasing our new campaign: Global Health Votes.
Throughout the upcoming months, CUGH will be sharing information on voters’ rights and awareness. We encourage you to share this information with your network.
Every year more than 100,000 Americans are shot. Of these, 30,000 people die. This is a preventable, public health disaster and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is addressing it with a simple, non-partisan call for action.
Please look at the Tracker to see your congressperson’s position on gun safety, which we hope will inform your decision in future elections.