Women in Global Health’s Affirmative Stand at the UN-HLM (UNGA74)

In the wake of the UN high level meeting (HLM-UHC) themed, Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World,’ Women in Global Health takes a proactive position to support UHC and health for all. We envision taking deliberate actions during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high-level week to advocate for the UHC Asks. “Making Universal Health Coverage a Reality” is one of the two dominant areas that will be covered on 23rd September 2019 besides Climate Action. WGH’s quest to support the attainment of UHC by 2030 is occasioned by the thoughtful push for the 7th Ask, which was inspired by the UN-HLM multi-stakeholder meeting that took place on 29th April 2019.

Making the UHC HLM Count for Everyone: Five questions from Women in Global Health

As the Women in Global Health team head for the landmark UN High Level Meeting (HLM) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) on 23 September 2019, it seems like it has been a long road to New York. And indeed, it has, because Universal Health Coverage is not new. What is new is the determination to share the benefits of UHC with everyone, everywhere, leaving no-one behind. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around half the world’s population lacks full coverage for essential health services. UN High Level Meetings on specialised topics like UHC are held exceptionally to enable Member States to agree priorities on issues of global importance. This month, Heads of State and Govern

Gender bias in Health AI - prejudicing health outcomes (or getting it right!)

This week, Intelligent Health AI will bring together the global AI and health community in Switzerland to advance discussions on how emerging technology can be used to prevent and solve some of the world’s greatest healthcare problems, and improve the health of the human race. The hashtag for the meeting is #saveliveswithAIHealth. Caitlin Pley, Women in Global Health Policy Associate will deliver a presentation at the conference challenging the AI and health community to address gender equality as critical to transforming global health for all genders. In dystopian sci-fi versions of the future, Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines and robots develop more intelligence than their makers int

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