The Global Health Landscape Symposium 2018 Social Media Toolkit join GLOBAL HEALTH COUNCIL on november 30 in washington, DC to reinvigorate The global health advocacy Agenda!


Global Health Council (GHC) is proud to announce that the 2018 Global Health Landscape Symposium (GHLS18) will take place on November 30 in Washington, DC. This one‐day meeting will convene policy and program leads from global health organizations across multiple sectors. It will encourage crucial conversations that drill down on barriers and best practices to address changes in the global health landscape. Speakers and participants will be asked to propose both aspirational ideas and pragmatic solutions for the benefit of people served by nonprofit organizations, for‐profit corporations, and government institutions.

We hope you will help us spread the word on our Symposium by utilizing our sample messages below. If you have any questions, please email us at events@globalhealth.org

  • Twitter: @GlobalHealthOrg
  • Facebook/Instagram: @globalhealthcouncil
  • Primary hashtag: #GHLS18
  • Secondary hashtags: #GlobalHealthWorks, #CivilSocietySpeaks

Participation Tweets

[SHARE TWEET] Join @GlobalHealthOrg’s #GHLS18 to reinvigorate the #globalhealth advocacy landscape as one collective voice! www.globalhealth.org/ghls

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[SHARE TWEET] Had a busy year in #globalhealth advocacy? Ready to revitalize your personal & professional agenda for 2019? Then get ready to adapt, innovate, & thrive at GHC's Landscape Symposium 2018 - a.k.a #GHLS18 - in Washington, DC! globalhealth.org/ghls

[SHARE TWEET] U.S. midterm elections have now ended and the landscape of #globalhealth has changed. What does it mean for us in 2019? Come find out at #GHLS18, GHC's Landscape Symposium, on November 30. Register here: http://globalhealth.org/ghls/

[SHARE TWEET] We are excited to listen to champion advocates @RepBera, @DrMartinCDC, and Dr. Alma Crumm Golden from @USAIDGH @GlobalHealthOrg’s #GHLS18! Join GHC in DC: www.globalhealth.org/ghls

[SHARE TWEET] #CivilSocietySpeaks up in force at #GHLS18! @jenkatesDC, @crystallander, @ChrisCollinsGVA are among featured speakers partnering with @GlobalHealthOrg to navigate the landscape. Will you be there? www.globalhealth.org/ghls

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[SHARE TWEET] CSOs including @GlobalHealthOrg members & partners @unfoundation, @MDTFoundation, @pai_org will have speakers at #GHLS18. We look forward to being there on Nov. 30: www.globalhealth.org/ghls

[SHARE TWEET] Tickets are running out for @GlobalHealthOrg’s #GHLS18 so register soon! www.globalhealth.org/ghls

View Takeaways from #GHLS17 & Spread the Word!

[SHARE TWEET] #TBT #GHLS17 when GHC members and partners explored the changing #globalhealth landscape as one collective voice. Join @GlobalHealthOrg on Nov. 30 in DC to delve deeper & rejuvenate your advocacy tactics for 2019. https://youtu.be/KdojEZnfZ04 #GHLS18

Tweets on #GHLS18 Program & Agenda



  • Kate Dodson, Vice President for Global Health Strategy, United Nations Foundation & Incoming GHC Board Chair (@RepBera)
  • Representative Ami Bera, MD, (D-CA-7), U.S. House of Representatives (@unfoundation)

PLENARY: Taking the Pulse of the Audience

What inspires you most about the state of global health today? What is giving you cause for concern?What could the global health community be doing differently to advance our goals?

  • Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex (@raj_devex)

PLENARY: Current Landscape

As we settle into a new environment for global health, it is important to ask what we have learned this past year about challenges and opportunities for our collective advocacy. New leaders at agencies such as WHO, Global Fund, and USAID have established their vision for global health in a way that informs strategies and resources for a way forward. In addition, a number of key events rounded out 2018. How do outcomes from recent critical moments affect the future global health policy agenda? And what is the outlook for global health advocacy this coming year?

  • Moderator: Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex (@raj_devex)
  • Keifer Buckingham, Senior Policy Adviser for International Public Health, Open Society Foundations (@KeiferMA)
  • Charles Holmes, MD, Faculty Co-Director, Center for Global Health and Quality; Visiting Associate Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center (@CharlesBHolmes)
  • Jennifer Kates, PhD, Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation (@jenkatesdc)

PLENARY: The Next Big Thing – Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Primary Health Care for All

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has surfaced as a priority agenda item for the global health community. On the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration, the global community is also making a commitment to the goal of primary health care (PHC) for all. What does it mean to pursue UHC as an agenda, and how does the global health community endeavor to make real progress on an important but broad issue area? Speakers will provide their perspective on how we could approach UHC objectives and how they are advancing related goals in their work.

SPECIAL VIDEO ADDRESS: Tedros Adhanom, PhD, Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO (@DrTedros)

  • Moderator: Roopa Dhatt, MD, Executive Director, Women in Global Health (@RoopaDhatt)
  • Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, PAI (@pai_org)
  • James Fitzgerald, PhD, Director of Health Systems and Services, PAHO/WHO (@pahowho)
  • Chris Gray, Senior Director, Global Institutions, Corporate Responsibility, Pfizer (@GrayC39)


Breakout sessions provide the opportunity for a deep dive on the preceding plenary presentation. We will engage on how to advance UHC/PHC priorities tactically in the U.S. and in international fora. Each breakout session will be led by facilitators who will lead an interactive discussion with participants.

Session A: U.S. Perspective on Universal Health Coverage

The UHC agenda can cover a broad set of issues, including primary health care, health workforce development, supply chain management, and health information technology, among others. This session is geared toward understanding U.S. stakeholder and policymaker views on different aspects of UHC and identifying ways to support progress on mutual priorities.


  • True Claycombe, Policy Associate, Kyle House Group (@kylehousegroup)
  • Danielle Heiberg, Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Global Health Council (@GlobalHealthOrg)
  • Crystal Lander, Director, Advocacy, Living Goods (@crystalander)
  • Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, Specialist in Global Health, Congressional Research Service

Session B: Universal Health Coverage in a Multilateral Context

For global health advocates primarily based in the U.S., there is uncertainty around the best ways to support global progress on UHC. This session is geared toward exploring how we communicate and engage with multilateral institutions, reach out to new and non-traditional partners outside the health sector, and identify priority policy issues as the international community advances toward the 2019 U.N. High-level Meeting on UHC.


  • Emily Bigelow, Manager, Global Health Strategies (@GHS)
  • Ariana Childs-Graham, Director, Primary Health Care Initiative, PAI (@achildsgraham)
  • Jessica Daly, Director of Global Health, Medtronic (@jessmdaly)
  • Eliana Monteforte, Coordinator, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism of UHC2030, Management Sciences for Health (@CSOs4UHC)


  • Moderator: Loyce Pace, President & Executive Director, Global Health Council (@globalgamechngr)
  • Alma Golden, MD, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (@USAIDGH)
  • Rebecca Martin, PhD, Director, Center for Global Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@DrMartinCDC)
  • Colin McIff, Deputy Director, Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (@HHSGov)

PLENARY: Transforming Global Health Advocacy

As important as identifying what we pursue as an agenda is how we work towards those goals. What are some novel tactics advocates could use to enhance their efforts? In this discussion, speakers will present examples of models, narratives, and other innovative approaches that could help the global health community refresh its international and domestic policy campaigns.

  • Moderator: Eric Williams, Managing Principal, Precision Strategies (@precisionstrat)
  • Lisa Cohen, Board Chair, Global to Local (@Global_2_Local)
  • Luc Kuykens, MD, Senior Vice President, Global Health Programs, Sanofi (@lkuykens)
  • Carolyn Reynolds, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, PATH (@CReynoldsPATH)
  • Grace Virtue, PhD, Senior Advisor, Communications, ACTION (@GraceVirtue)


Breakout sessions provide the opportunity for a deep dive on the preceding plenary presentation. The conversations will cover the recognition and use of messaging that resonates with policymakers, and the mobilization of domestic and international grassroots advocates. Each breakout session will be led by facilitators who will lead an interactive discussion with participants.

Session C: Transforming Advocacy through Messaging

  • Chris Collins, President, Friends of the Global Fight (@chriscollinsgva)
  • Katri Tuulia Kemppainen-Bertram, Senior Partnership Specialist, World Bank (@KatriBertram)
  • Angelina Gordon, Academic Partnerships and Communications Director, Public Health Institute (GHFP, STAR) (@GHSTAR_Project)
  • Karina Lorenzana, Vice President, ideas42 (@karinalorenzana)

Session D: Transforming Advocacy through Mobilizing

  • Priya Fremerman, Executive Director, GlobeMed (@pfremerman)
  • Rachel Hall, Deputy Director, Learning Tours, CARE (@CARE)
  • Aaron Emmel, American Academy of Pediatrics (@justicioaje)
  • Rachel Wilson, Principal, Catalysts for Change (@rwilsonindc)

CLOSING PLENARY: Amplifying Our Agenda

Given the current U.S. and global political landscape, UHC and other forthcoming campaigns, and the opportunity to leverage new advocacy tactics, how do we expand our audience and broaden support for global health? We will hear local global health journalists’ takes on our agenda and way forward. The day will end with a recap of highlights and key next steps.

  • Moderator: Adva Saldinger, Associate Editor, Devex (@AdvaSal)
  • Lena Sun, National Reporter, Washington Post (@bylenasun)
  • Lauren Weber, Public Health Policy Reporter, Huffington Post (@LaurenWeberHP)

NETWORKING SESSION: Next Gen Leaders for a New Global Health Agenda

Students and young professionals are invited to participate in conversation hubs on various global health topics and to connect with seasoned professionals.

[SHARE TWEET] Questions at #GHLS18: What have we learned in the last year and how did #globalhealth leaders fare? How is global health positioned for 2019, in the context of the 2018 U.S. elections? Join @GlobalHealthOrg to get answers! www.globalhealth.org/ghls

[SHARE TWEET] #CivilSocietySpeaks up at #GHLS18. We are excited to hear #gender & #health advocates discuss how we can step into 2019 and sharpen #advocacy tactics to achieve #PHC4UHC. Join us @GlobalHealthOrg’s #GHLS18: www.globalhealth.org/ghls #womeningh

[SHARE TWEET] What are some new approaches, messaging, and tactics we can use to enhance #globalhealth advocacy? We are excited to probe this space @GlobalHealthOrg’s #GHLS18! www.globalhealth.org/ghls

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[SHARE TWEET] .@GlobalHealthOrg's 2018 Global Health Landscape Symposium (#GHLS18) is THIS week and we look forward to engaging with our stellar lineup of speakers - so don't miss out! ⚡️⚡️ http://globalhealth.org/ghls18-speakers

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[SHARE TWEET] #UHC and #PHC is the next big thing in #globalhealth: What does it mean to pursue UHC/PHC as an agenda, and how do we broaden engagement? Dig deep to advocate for #healthforall @GlobalHealthOrg’s #GHLS18: www.globalhealth.org/ghls #PHC4UHC #AlmaAta40

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[SHARE TWEET] What is your personal and professional call to action as an advocacy, programs, or policy professional in the #globalhealth world? What would you like to see enhanced or changed? Let @GlobalHealthOrg & partners know at #GHLS18: www.globalhealth.org/ghls

#Youth Engagement at #GHLS18

If you are a youth advocate attending #GHLS18 and taking part in the special networking session at the end of the day, let our followers know. Thanks to CORE Group's Young Professionals Network for being a supporting partner for this session!

[SHARE TWEET] I am delighted to a next gen leader attending @GlobalHealthOrg’s #GHLS18! Excited to engage with seasoned #globalhealth professionals to learn all about effective #advocacy: www.globalhealth.org/ghls #youth

[SHARE TWEET] #Youth are the future of seeing #SDGs through, along with #UHC, #PHC & more. They are the key to #beatNCDs and to #endTB. Ensure your voice in the #globalhealth agenda by joining @GlobalHealthOrg at #GHLS18: www.globalhealth.org/ghls

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For #GHLS18 Symposium Sponsors

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Twitter handles of our sponsors:

Champion Sponsors

  • @Pfizer
  • @sanofi, @SanofiUS
  • @LillyPad

Ambassador Sponsors

  • @COREGroupDC
  • @JSIhealth
  • @PATHtweets
  • @unfoundation

Supporter Sponsors

  • @BDGlobalHealth
  • @BreadInstitute
  • @theglobalfight
  • @IntraHealth
  • @TriangleGH

[SHARE TWEET] We are delighted to be a sponsor for @GlobalHealthOrg's #GHLS18 and engage in conversations with fellow #globalhealth advocates on the 2018 landscape. Register today to join us in DC on Nov. 30! www.globalhealth.org/ghls

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[SHARE TWEET] We have engaged with the current U.S. and global policy and political landscape in 2018 and the opportunity to leverage new advocacy tactics. So, what’s next? Join us to hear our call to action @GlobalHealthOrg's #GHLS18! www.globalhealth.org/ghls

Have questions? Email events@globalhealth.org

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