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Women in Global Health Security Summit

The COVID-19 crisis has been a stark reminder that global health is a fundamental security concern. The pandemic has exposed deep inequalities in health and social systems at global and national levels, including gender inequities, weakening our collective ability to tackle COVID-19 and generate improved health outcomes into the future. It is clear that the commitment made by governments to deliver Universal Health Coverage by 2030 is an essential prerequisite for global health security. Many lives will be lost to COVID-19 because gender disparities in the health workforce and wider society weaken our response. We can take steps now to build back better and bring the important conversation about equality and health into the international security arena.

Foreign Policy, in partnership with Women in Global Health and the Wagner Foundation, will host a high-level digital summit to coincide with the 2020 UN General Assembly to illuminate the need for gender-transformative policy within global health security. Gender-responsive policies, which challenge fundamental inequities, will strengthen global recovery from COVID-19 and support a “gender triple-dividend” — achieving gender and social equality, improved health and wellbeing, and inclusive economic growth.

The summit will conclude with a series of interactive breakouts and networking sessions following the plenary portion. Links to access those breakout sessions will be available on the portal during the live event as well as on our summit website.


Register Here: https://rsvp.theworldsbest.events/16w3n

Visit the Women in Global Health Website Here: https://www.womeningh.org/


17th September 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Event Category:


Foreign Policy
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