International Community Health Network
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April 2020
SAVE THE DATE: CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference 2021
Photos by Photoshots Kenya and Jason Putsche Photography
CORE Group’s 2021 Global Health Practitioner Conference will focus on  Unlocking Potential: Prioritizing Child and Adolescent Health in the New Decade . The conference will be held in January 2021 in Washington, DC.

The conference aims to:

STRENGTHEN commitment to child and adolescent health; and empower young people to advocate for their rights to health and well-being.

MOBILIZE and strengthen cross-sectoral partnerships and innovation for child and adolescent health research, advocacy, implementation, and financing in the next decade.

SHARE evidence-based research and emerging solutions to ensure improved health outcomes for children and adolescents

More information coming soon! s.
CORE Group Announcements
Call for Applications! CORE Group #GHPC2021 Logo Design Contest

We are calling on young people, 18-25 years old, worldwide to submit their #GHPC2021 logo designs! 

The logo should be a visual representation of the conference theme and objectives. The winning logo will be highlighted on all #GHPC2021 conference promotional materials including website, program booklet, swag, and conference announcements. The winner will also receive a cash prize of $250 USD. A runner-up will receive a cash prize of $100 USD. The runner-up logo may also be used on conference promotional materials. If you are chosen as the winner and runner-up, you must be able to provide a high resolution vector file (e.g., in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or InDesign).

Entries will be judged by a panel of CORE Group staff. Judging decisions made are final and may not be appealed.

For inquiries, please email Avani Duggaraju,  aduggaraju@coregroup.org .


Deadline: May 1, 2020 
Congratulations to our 2019 Annual Report Photo Contest Winner!
Submitted by: Joel Mercado and Claire Boswell / Food for the Hungry
Handwashing Station in Burundi: A child washes her hands in a handwashing station outside of her family’s home, constructed after her mother learned about the importance of handwashing from a local CGV.

" Food for the Hungry has been a part of the CORE Group since its inception. The collaboration, mutual learning, and diffusion of technical resources has benefited FH and allowed us to share our own experiences and lessons learned.  The collegial relationships that CORE Group fosters have facilitated our contribution to and benefit from improved behavior change strategies, monitoring and evaluation, nutrition standards, and child health programming." 
COVID-19 Global Pandemic Response Coordination
CORE Group is convening members and partners to discuss their institutional positions vis-a-vis COVID-19 (novel coronavirus 2019) in an effort to coordinate and support the global pandemic response. Coordination calls are held weekly on Friday at 10:00AM EDT and have covered a range of topics including digital technology, risk communication, and civil society coordination.

Visit our  COVID-19 Global Pandemic Response Coordination webpage  to access recordings, presentation materials, and submit your resources!
ICYMI: CORE Group is now part of the PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union Family!
We are thrilled to offer as part of our membership benefits, the opportunity to join the PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union. For 70 years, PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union has served the global health community and now membership to the credit union will be open to CORE Group members. PAHO/WHO FCU membership is free to CORE Group members and their immediate family.

To join, please click here and fill out a completed and signed membership, and email to: fcu@pahowhofcu.org .

If you have additional questions, please contact Patrick Gannon, Business Development Manager of PAHO/WHO FCU at pgannon@pahowhofcu.org .
Technical Working Group & Interest Group Activities
One Health Interest Group: Newly launched, CORE Group’s One Health Interest Group supports coordination, communication, and collaboration for strengthened community engagement across human, animal and environment sectors before, during and after outbreaks. The One Health Interest Group hosted several webinars on e ngaging communities in one health research and action and human-nature sustainability.

Systems for Health: Hosted a webinar on the Governance and Sustainability of Community Health Worker Programs. CHW programs require the direct support of a group of community members with active links to the health sector. This webinar explored two case studies with discussion led by Dr. Ali Mohamed of CRS/Ghana and Dr. Telesphore Kabore of Save the Children/DC.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Hosted a webinar on Qualitative Analysis on a Budget. P resenters shared their experience using various qualitative coding platforms to measure societal factors driving health outcomes, and how we can pair quantitative and qualitative data to make sense of a situation.  

Young Professionals Network: YPN is excited to announce our partnership with the PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union to offer The Money Talks Learning Series! This series will offer a set of practical lessons in financial management and long-term personal investments. Session 1: Debt Consolidation explored consolidation as part of a larger strategy to decrease and manage debt.
Member Updates
ICF has acquired Incentive Technology Group, a leading provider of digital transformation with a focus on federal IT modernization. Together, the companies will pair ICF’s strategic consulting, analytics and deep domain expertise with ITG’s industry-leading digital capabilities to help agencies architect and develop the technology platforms they need to meet their missions.
Project HOPE Partners alongside United Airlines are donating funds to deliver ventilators to eleven hospitals in the Hubei province. 
IMC releases new documentary narrated and produced by Sienna Miller, called WAR & GRACE. It celebrates the courageous midwives fighting for mothers and infants in war-torn South Sudan, which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.
International development and humanitarian assistance organizations Global Communities and Project Concern International (PCI) announce a merger in order to expand their work to improve lives and livelihoods in communities at home and around the world. At a time of unprecedented public health challenges, the merger of these two organizations will increase the impact of their proven programs and enable them to deliver sustainable change to tens of millions of people in over 35 countries.
Want to share news and updates from your organization for the next newsletter?
Email Avani Duggaraju, aduggaraju@coregroup.org
Upcoming Events
April 9, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT | Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity | Webinar on Care of Socially At-Risk Patient Populations During the COVID-19 Outbreak”


April 15, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT | Association of University Centers on Disabilities | COVID-19 and Disability Inclusion: Advice from Medical Professionals


October 19-23, 2020 | International SBCC Summit

Find more upcoming global health events and submit your own: www.coregroup.org/events
New Resources
Featured Resource
 The State of the world’s nursing 2020 report provides the latest, most up-to-date evidence on and policy options for the global nursing workforce. It also presents a compelling case for considerable – yet feasible – investment in nursing education, jobs, and leadership. The primary chapters of the report outline the role and contributions of nurses with respect to the WHO “triple billion”targets; the health labour market and workforce policy levers to address the challenges to nurses working to their full potential; the findings from analysis of  National Health Workforce Account  (NHWA) data from 191 Member States and progress in relation to the projected shortfall of nurses by 2030; and forward-looking policy options for an agenda to strengthen the nursing workforce to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, improve health for all, and strengthen the primary health care workforce on our journey towards universal health coverage.
Jobs and Other Opportunities
Senior Director, Health with Project Concern International


Director, Human Trafficking Prevention with Project Concern International

Program Officer, Human Trafficking Prevention with Project Concern International


Find more employment opportunities: www.coregroup.org/jobs-internships
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