GHTC

Matthew Robinson, MA

Advocacy and Policy Officer

Matthew manages the coalition’s multilateral policy analysis and advocacy work. He develops and implements outreach strategies to the various United Nations agencies and other multilateral organizations to ensure that the coalition is advocating a consistent position with all global health R&D stakeholders.

Matthew has a background in global health diplomacy. Prior to joining GHTC he served for four years in the Multilateral Diplomacy section of the Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator at the US Department of State. As the Advisor for Multilateral Diplomacy, he led policy analysis and development, as well as assisting in outreach and negotiation efforts on a number of key Global Fund issues, with primary responsibility for those arising in the Policy and Strategy Committee. He has held positions with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, as well as UNICEF, in addition to interning with the Population Council and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Matthew received his MA in Global Human Development (with a specialization in global health systems) from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and his BA in Philosophy (with a concentration in systems of logical analysis) from Bates College. For a number of years he held a full racing license and in his free time still enjoys long drives on winding country roads.

Articles Written by Matthew

GHTC/Matt Robinson
WHO Executive Board meeting closes with three shortlisted candidates to lead WHO and R&D issues added to WHA agenda

The 140th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) closed last week with a shortlist of  three candidates for the WHO Director General position and progress on key global health R&D issues.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
WHO begins process to establish an essential diagnostics list following calls by GHTC and partners

We asked. WHO listened. The World Health Organization (WHO) took the first step toward establishing an essential diagnostics list, releasing a proposal outling how it plans to develop and operationalize the list by early 2019.

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The world keeps turning: WHO’s 140th Executive Board meeting begins

With the 140th World Health Organization Executive Board meeting commencing this week, GHTC takes a look at what's on the agenda and how it could impact global health R&D.

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PATH/Gena Morgan
Why GHTC is joining the call for an essential diagnostics list

An essential diagnostic list list in a smart, cost-effective idea that could advance diagnostic R&D and access.

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UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto
How did global health R&D fare at UNGA 71?

The 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) concluded this week. Breakthroughs gives a synopsis of the key global health R&D issues discussed at the assembly and what actions were taken.

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GHTC/Matthew Robinson
The world commits to the AMR fight

At the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders made an unprecedented collective commitment to fighting the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance. GHTC and Global Health Council analyze what that commitment entails, why it matters, and the importance of what happens next.

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UN Photo/Loey Felipe
UNGA 2016: The world wakes up to AMR

The midtown Manhattan mayhem begins with the opening of the 71st United Nations General Assembly. GHTC preview the global health policy issues that will be discussed at this year's assembly.

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GHTC/Matthew Robinson
One week of WHA, extensive debate, and two key R&D decisions

As happens every May, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) highest governing body, the World Health Assembly (WHA), met last week for its 69th annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The agenda was the most packed in recent memory, consisting of more than 70 discussion items, many of which were controversial. Despite the lengthy agenda and difficult conversations, the WHA made two key decisions impacting global health research and development (R&D).

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WHO's doing WHA for the 69th time next week!

This coming week the “who’s who” of the global health community (as well as some much more modest global health advocates such as your humble author) will make the annual trek to Geneva, Switzerland, for the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA), where World Health Organization (WHO) member states will collectively decide WHO’s plans for the coming year.

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Better together? Five takeaways on the proposal for a WHO pooled fund

Last week, GHTC convened a panel of experts to dissect and discuss a proposal for pooled funding for global health research and development (R&D).

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WHO says “no thanks” to the private sector

There’s an old adage about political negotiating: “You need to be in the room when things are happening if you want to have an impact.”

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WHO’s Doing What?

With the New Year underway, GHTC is looking forward to a busy spring of multilateral organization meetings—with a number of them impacting global health research and development (R&D). First on the agenda is the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) meeting on January 25–30 in Geneva, where the EB will receive updates on a number of topics and make important decisions, particularly around how to proceed with the next steps of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG) process.

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GHTC Team

 

Courtney Carson, MA

Senior Policy and Advocacy Associate

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Steering Committee

 

Rachel M. Cohen, MA

Regional Executive Director, North America

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

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Jodie Curtis

Washington Representative

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Jonathan Daniels

Manager of Policy and Advocacy

Aeras

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Karen A. Goraleski, MA

Executive Director

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Heather Ignatius, MA

Multilateral, US and Europe Policy & Advocacy Team Lead

PATH

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Sharyn Tenn, MA

Senior Advisor for External Affairs

International Partnership for Microbicides

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