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Women Leaders in Global Health Conference 2018

November 8, 2018 - November 9, 2018

Organized by the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

November 8 – 9, 2018
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London, United Kingdom



Women are vital to the advancement of global health, making up 75% of the healthcare workforce – yet occupying less than 25% of influential leadership positions.

Building on last year’s hugely successful inaugural event at Stanford University, USA, the 2018 conference will:

1) highlight emerging and established women leaders in global health
2) engage in the latest thought leadership on advancing women in global health
3) support mentoring and skills building opportunities
4) support women in all forms of leadership from local communities to global organisations, from science to politics

Attendees will hear from leading women on some of the most urgent health issues facing the world today, including humanitarian crises, non-communicable diseases, and environmental health and climate change.

Confirmed speaker highlights:

1) Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières
2) Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA
3) Laura Londén, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
4) Sheila Tlou, Co-Chair of Global HIV Prevention Coalition and former Minister of Health, Botswana
5) Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General for European Commission Health and Food Safety Directorate
6) Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
7) Sania Nishtar, Co-Chair of the WHO High-Level Commission on NCDs, Founder and President of Heartfile
8) Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
9) Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser at the UK Department for International Development
10) Soka Moses, Liberian physician who worked on the Ebola front line

See the full list of confirmed speakers. Join the conversation at #WLGH18

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November 8, 2018
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