U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Global Health Council - GHC

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Other Contact Information

1119 19th Street, NW - Suite 1120
Washington, DC 20036
202-833-5900 (Voice)
202-833-0075 (FAX)


The Global Health Council (GHC), formerly the National Council for International Health, is a private and voluntary organization of concerned groups and individuals working together to promote more effective United States involvement in international health programs. Founded in 1971, the Council works to gather, coordinate, and disseminate new ideas and technological resources among private and public agencies oriented toward international health; enhance the effectiveness of private and voluntary sector organizations involved in international health activities through training, education, planning, and networking; and channel the technical assistance resources of the United States, particularly via domestic private sector groups, to improve basic health services in the developing world. The Council offers technical support in the form of international conferences, training courses, consultation, and networking (communication and manpower exchange among private and public sector and national and international organizations).

Print Resources

HealthLink--Monthly, members only newsletter; Career Network--Monthly job bulletin; Directory of U.S. International Health Organizations; Global Learning for Health; The Health of Women: A Global Perspective; Membership Directory; Women's Health: The Action Agenda; Population and the Quality of Life: A Dialogue on Values; The Health Development Link; HIV/AIDS in Central & Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, Seminar Proceedings; Defining Future U.S. PVO Agendas: Building Capacity in Partnership with Indigenous Groups Responding to the AIDS Pandemic; AIDSLink

Review Date

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2008