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Advocacy to Impact Health Disparities

September 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Organized by Global Health Advocacy Incubator

Advocacy to Impact Health Disparities

September 20, 2023


Please join us during the 78th United Nations General Assembly for “Advocacy to Impact Health Disparities,” a conversation about the central role of civil society advocacy in addressing health disparities. This hour-long, in-person event will also be livestreamed to accommodate attendees from around the world.

Country-level advocacy is key to overcoming health disparities and achieving health equity—making it essential to the realization of Universal Health Coverage. It is about who participates, who is reached, and who is accountable. Country-level advocacy is essential to ensuring that:

  • The people most impacted by health disparities and reached and served.
  • Essential voices, including those most impacted, have a seat at the table.
  • Urgent public health policies get prioritized and financed, and governments are held accountable for getting it to the right place.

Where: Westin New York Grand Central, 212 E 42nd St, New York, NY, USA

When: 20 September, 1:00-2:00pm ET/GMC-4

Moderated by: Yolonda C. Richardson, President and CEO, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Global Health Advocacy Incubator

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives (Invited)
  • Ms. Chika Offor, Chief Executive Officer, Vaccine Network for Disease Control (Nigeria)
  • Ms. Florencia Leiva, a founding member of Y4TC, a global alliance empowering youth to address tobacco control (Argentina)
  • Mr. Sanjay Pandey, Lead Consultant, India National Policy, Global Health Advocacy Incubator

Register here: https://bit.ly/hdadvocacy

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September 20, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI)


The Westin New York Grand Central / Madison Ballroom – Lobby Level
212 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10017
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