Heroines of Health: Celebrating

Women in Global Health

2017 Heroines of Health Award Reception & Gala

It was an incredible privilege for the Women in Global Health and GE Healthcare teams - along with our co-sponsors, United Nations Foundation, Global Health Council, Global Health Centre-Graduate Institute, Women Deliver, Government Offices of Sweden, IntraHealth International, Frontline Health Workers Coalition and Research in Ethics Gender Studies (RinGS) - to celebrate amazing women among diverse, committed partners from around the world, from across sectors, spanning all areas of global health advocacy. These women are working tirelessly to improve global health with dedication and passion to champion better healthcare for all. Our teams are committed to help recognize, develop and grow women’s leadership. This is just the start.

Read about the 13 esteemed Heroines of Health here.

Watch the trailer for GE Healthcare’s new documentary in June that follows three of our 2017 Heroines of Health – Dr. Sharmila Anand, Mercy Owuor and Mrs. Rohani – from sunrise to sunset to answer one question: how have these individuals made an impact on the disparity that exists in global health in a way much of the world is still striving to do? 

Meet the 2017 Heroines of Health

At the 70th World Health Assembly, these women leaders in health were recognized for their phenomenal efforts in bettering the health of their communities, and inspiring women around the world.

For media, contact caity.jackson@womeningh.org

Watch the documentary 'Heroines of Health' by Lisa Russell

This short film follows 3 of the Heroines of Health through their daily work. Meet Mercy, Dr. Sharmila and Mrs. Rohani and hear their stories.