Global Health Technologies Coalition

Ansley Kahn

Program Assistant

Ansley supports communications activities and member coordination for GHTC. Her portfolio includes the development and dissemination of the coalition’s communications materials and digital outreach, facilitating engagement and outreach to coalition members, and supporting all meetings and events.

Prior to joining GHTC, she served for 1.5 years on PATH’s Noncommunicable Diseases team, primarily supporting the work of the Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines & Products. While in college, she interned with the Social and Economic Council at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and in the Office of Public and Media Affairs at the U.S. Trade Representative post-graduation.
Ansley received her BA in International Relations and a Minor in Economics from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. In her free time, she enjoys baking, walking her French bulldog, Newman, and reading funny memoirs written by stand-up comedians and actors.


Articles Written by Ansley

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Democrats take the House and Republicans maintain hold on the Senate in midterm elections

While the dust is still settling from the US midterm elections, the major takeaways are set: Democrats have taken the House and Republicans have solidified their hold in the Senate. This means a shake up in leadership and the make-up of key Congressional committees. GHTC takes a look at what these changes could mean for continued US support for global health R&D.

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The post-midterm prognosis for global health R&D

With less than two weeks to go until one of the most anticipated midterm elections in recent memory, there are big questions occupying the minds of Washingtonians and politics junkies from coast to coast.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Trump signs spending bill boosting funding for health research

President Trump signed into law a spending bill that pairs full-year fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding for Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) and Defense with a stopgap measure to keep other agencies funded through December—staving off a partial government shutdown on the eve of the end of the fiscal year. Here’s a breakdown of how global health and medical research funding fared.

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