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May 2020

Transforming the Global Health Workforce Through Gender Balanced Leadership

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Organized by WHO, Women in Global Health, and Global Health Workforce Network Transforming the Global Health Workforce Through Gender Balanced Leadership May 20, 2020 RSVP   Policy makers increasingly recognize that to achieve the SDGs and attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC) gender transformative action is needed in the health and social workforce. Proactive policies are needed to maximize women’s economic participation and empowerment, address gender biases and inequities in education and the health labour market, and institutionalize women’s leadership. In…

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Meeting the Challenge of COVID-19: Achieving Sustainable WASH-Safe Health Care Facilities in the 2020s

May 21 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am EDT

Organized by WASH in Health Care Facilities Co-hosted by WHO, UNICEF, and WaterAid International Supporting organizations include International Council of Nurses, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Global Health Council, and a number of partner organizations Meeting the Challenge of COVID-19: Achieving Sustainable WASH-Safe Health Care Facilities in the 2020s One year on from the WHA72 Resolution on WASH in HCFs May 21, 2020 RSVP   WHO and UNICEF, in collaboration with WaterAid and supported by a number of partner…

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Grounding Health Systems in Gender Equality to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

May 21 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am EDT

Organized by Alliance for Gender Equality and UHC Grounding Health Systems in Gender Equality to Achieve Universal Health Coverage May 21, 2020 RSVP   Please join the Alliance for Gender Equality and UHC for a webinar in conjunction with the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) titled, "Grounding Health Systems in Gender Equality to Achieve Universal Health Coverage." The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 21 from 8:30 - 10:00 AM EDT. This webinar will highlight opportunities to continue momentum…

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Transparency and Access to Medicines: One Year After the WHA Resolution

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Organized by Global Health Centre and Observatoire de la transparence dans les politiques du médicament (OTMeds) Transparency and Access to Medicines: One Year After the WHA Resolution May 21, 2020 RSVP In May 2019, a milestone resolution on transparency in pharmaceutical markets was adopted by the 72nd World Health Assembly. One year later, this event will reflect on efforts to implement it at national level, challenges that have arisen and ongoing debates. How does transparency shape innovation and access to…

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COVID-19: Why can women’s leadership make the difference in the response? Challenges and opportunities in the Americas beyond the emergency

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Organized by Inter-American Task Force on Women’s Leadership and Women in Global Health COVID-19: Why can women’s leadership make the difference in the response? Challenges and opportunities in the Americas beyond the emergency May 21, 2020 RSVP   Join us for an online conversation, hosted by the Inter-American Task Force on Women’s Leadership and Women in Global Health.  We will be chatting with women leaders who are confronting the pandemic as well as experts in gender and health, to address the challenges and…

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The Evolution of Public-Private Partnerships amidst a Pandemic

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

Organized by Global Health Council The Evolution of Public-Private Partnerships amidst a Pandemic May 21, 2020 RSVP   The current COVID-19 crisis enables us to test in real-time not only the efficiency and effectiveness of health systems or services but also the platforms and processes that undergird them. Public-private partnerships have been lauded as a solution to gaps between government programs and community needs. Given substantial shortcomings across the international COVID-19 response, from disinformation campaigns to the global supply chain,…

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Social Behavior Change and COVID-19

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Organized by Pathfinder International Social Behavior Change and COVID-19 May 21, 2020 RSVP While the world awaits a cure and vaccine for COVID-19, we must rely on preventative behaviors to help save lives. Hand washing, physical distancing, and not touching one’s face are behaviors that the global community needs to embrace immediately. But how do you get the message out? Changing our everyday behaviors is hard, and in remote and vulnerable communities, it’s an even greater challenge. On Thursday, May…

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On the Coronavirus Front Line: Inside Italy’s COVID War

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Organized by FRONTLINE PBS "On the Coronavirus Front Line" Inside Italy's COVID War May 21, 2020 RSVP FRONTLINE invites you to join an important and compelling conversation with Dr. Mangiatordi, and Sasha Joelle Achilli as they discuss behind the scenes of Inside Italy’s COVID War. The program will feature film clips, and a conversation about the virus’ toll on the families of healthcare workers, an intimate look at critical COVID-19 patients, and the challenges and triumphs of hospital staff dedicated to…

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Masked Heroines? Building Resilience Begins with a Gender-Equitable Health Workforce

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

Organized by Global Health Centre, Women in Global Health, and GENDRO Masked Heroines? Building Resilience Begins with a Gender-Equitable Health Workforce May 22, 2020 RSVP The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the deep inequities that undermine global health, especially gender inequities impacting women front line health and care workers. In the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, few health and care workers (many of whom are women) have safe and decent working conditions, appropriate protection and equal and timely pay. How…

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Time to Get Our Act Together on Health Emergencies and UHC

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EDT

Organized by Global Health Centre, WHO, and UHC2030 Time to Get Our Act Together on Health Emergencies and UHC May 27, 2020 RSVP UHC2030 will launch its updated vision document for health systems strengthening, building on the recent statement from UHC2030 co-chairs which called on world leaders to remember their UHC commitments as they respond to COVID-19. The purpose of this updated joint vision is to bring partners together around common messages on public health actions as ‘step zero’ of…

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