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Leadership in Global Health: Making 2019 the Year of the Woman 

December 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Organized by CSIS Global Health Policy Center 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

2nd Floor Conference Center
Center for Strategic & International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036


The event will be webcast live

With the Time’s Up and Me Too movements, 2018 has been dubbed the “Year of the Woman” – at least in the United States. But what about in global health?  Approximately 75 percent of the global health workforce are women, but women hold only 25 percent of leadership positions. This disparity exists despite women being disproportionately affected by malnutrition, HIV incidence, and mortality due to childbirth. It is impossible to think that global health targets, such as the Sustainable Development Goals, will be attained without significant leadership from women at all levels. Changes are needed to ensure that women are empowered through leadership positions to affect policy and action in support of these goals. The Global Health Policy Center has invested considerable effort in these issues over the last 10 years, including through the Women’s and Family Health Task Force and CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security.

On the heels of the Women Leaders in Global Health conference, which took place November 8-9 in London, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center invites you to a public event on December 12 to explore issues in advancing the role of women in global health policy setting and decision‑making.  In addition to highlighting outcomes of the conference, the panel discussion will bring together experts to delve into critical obstacles and possible solutions through a diverse set of perspectives.  The panel also will look ahead to 2019, which will see a High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage and replenishments of the major global health financing institutions, and try to answer the question of how to make 2019 the “Year of the Woman” in global health.


A video message from:
Heidi Larson
Steering Committee Chair, Women Leaders in Global Health 2018 Conference, and
Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project and Professor of Anthropology, Risk, and Decision Science
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Mariam Claeson
Director of the Global Financing Facility for Every Woman Every Child
The World Bank Group

Roopa Dhatt
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Women in Global Health

Thomas C. Quinn
Director of the Center for Global Health
Johns Hopkins University

Moderated by:
Sara Allinder
Executive Director and Senior Fellow
CSIS Global Health Policy Center

Please direct any questions to Emily Foecke Munden (EMunden@csis.org).

Follow the event live on Twitter using #CSISLive.


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December 12
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
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