A Special Acknowledgement, A Farewell to Dr. Margaret Chan

A special thank-you to WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan for her 10 years of leadership, a decade of commitment to global health. 1. We appreciate her voicing a women's leadership perspective in global health. “The way I look at - speaking as a woman - I understand what it means to be a daughter, and to be a wife, and to be a mother, and also to be a career woman. The multiple roles that women can play in a society if given the opportunity is really a tremendous asset.” --Dr. Margaret Chan 2. We appreciate her being a patron for the "Women's leadership in global health" strategy series in Geneva organized by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute and Women in Global Health,

First 100 days - Priorities for the Next DG

Less than a month ago, the world elected its new health diplomat – Dr. Tedros, known by his first name, as the next director general (DG) of World Health Organization (WHO). This election set new precedence in many ways: for the first time the vote to choose the next DG was expanded to all 194 member states making the process transparent and open; for the first time the new DG elect is from an African country and; for the first time new DG is not a medical doctor. As much as these election reforms create hope for a better tomorrow, there is no doubt that Dr. Tedros as the new DG faces urgent and long-term global health challenges ranging from outbreaks of infectious diseases like Ebola to a

A Meet & Greet for Gender Equality, A Conversation

A Meet & Greet for Gender Equality, A Conversation Hosted by the Women in Global Health team Held on May 24th, 2017 at the 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland On Wednesday, May 24th, at the Serpentine Bar at the Palais des Nations, a place known for policy change makers to connect and idea generation, Women in Global Health hosted a meet and greet for global health leaders to learn more about Women in Global Health and share experiences to shape our movement. Women in Global Health teams members had the opportunity to engage with over 25 world health assembly delegates from sharing the story of Women in Global Health to focusing on considerations and future opportunities for th

WHA70 Side Event Summary- Against All Odds: Strengthening Health Systems to Better Serve Vulnerable

At the recent 70th World Health Assembly, MSH with the support of Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Global Health Council, IntraHealth International, US Pharmacopeial Convention and Women in Global Health brought together a series of leading experts to discuss the challenges health systems face in complex and post-conflict settings and how these challenges impact the health of the most vulnerable – women and children. During the side event, Dr. Ed Kelley, Director, Department of Service Delivery and Safety, WHO, emphasized that vulnerability and equality issues are always greater within country rather than between countries. For example, during the during Ebola outbreak the rural and urban

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