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
- Humanitarian Assistance Urgently Needed to Prevent Additional Deaths in Turkey and Syria: Post-Disaster is a Time of Immense Need for Emergency SuppliesWe mourn the loss of the more than 35,000 people who have died in the earthquake that has devastated regions of Turkey and Syria. For the people in northwest Syria, this is a disaster piled upon a disaster. Over a…
- 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…
CUGH in the News
The U.S. and Canadian governments could collaborate.’ Readers consider Canada’s COVID-19 response, plus other letters to the editor
When an Epidemic Looms, Gagging Scientists Is a Terrible Idea
CUGH Gun Safety Guide: how to become an advocate for gun safety
How to de-escalate military violence in Myanmar: Op-Ed from CUGH Executive Director and Chair of the Board of Directors
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.