Where Health Meets Policy: Addressing Gender Equity through Health

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT), Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Investing in women's and girls' health does not just make their lives better, it has a multiplier effect that extends far beyond them, benefiting their families, their workplaces, their communities, and their countries as a whole. And when international health systems and national policies are designed through a gender lens, they can go a long way in providing service to traditionally underserved groups and address unmet health needs, while empowering those within the healthcare system. As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, inequities have led to women and girls being disproportionally impacted. For example, an estimated 12 million women experienced disruptions in their family planning services due to the pandemic – resulting in 1.4 million unintended pregnancies during 2020 across 115 low- and middle-income countries. From the standpoint of social returns, supporting women's access to proper healthcare and health information is an investment in a better future for all. Join this panel of high-level government decision-makers as well as industry and policy experts to learn how we can better integrate a gender lens into healthcare systems and what the future holds as we strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for global health and economic prosperity.

Sponsored By
President and CEO
Biotechnology Innovation Organization
Vice President of Program Strategies & Impact
Deputy Director, Fifth Directorate
National Health Surveillance Agency - ANVISA
Head of Corporate Affairs and ESG
Society for Women's Health Research