Women leaders are not new to Africa, but this year’s WLGH Conference brings global health to the centre of the leadership movement in Africa
— Professor Heidi Larson, Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The 2019 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference will convene speakers and participants from diverse sectors in global health. The two-day event taking place from the 9-10th November 2019 includes plenary sessions, panel discussions, interactive leadership and skill-building workshops, and opportunities for networking and mentoring.

This year's conference will include a robust agenda filled with relevant and thought-provoking conversations that inspire dialogue around the leadership challenges facing females working in global health. 

The 2019 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference is going to host the following 25+ panel sessions: 

  • Topics on Global Trends and Developments

    • What we have learned from African history: Women’s leadership and the health sector.

    • Cultural Barriers to Women’s Health across Africa.

    • Where do we stand with women’s health and gender equity 25 years after Beijing?

    • Gender discrimination and gaps in academic societies and professional associations.

    • Gender based violence and workplace harassment.

    • Leadership Labyrinth: An honest discussion about career growth of women across global health sectors.

    • Environmental changes and risks to women’s health.

    • Women’s Health: spotlight on cancer.

    • Fairness in research on minorities and women’s health.

    • Women affected by conflict and crisis.

    • Gender inequities in access to health education.

    • Innovations In health.

    • Family and career integration.

    • Gender equity in clinical service delivery.

    • Gender Equity and Women’s leadership in Global Surgery.

Role of Stakeholders:

  • Discussion on solidarity across health professions to fight gender discrimination in academic, research and clinical service delivery.

  • How women can boost research.

  • Role of stakeholders in collective bargaining for health.

  • The role of art and artists in global health and women’s leadership.

  • Using social media to promote women’s leadership.

    WLGH 2020 and Beyond:

    • Early thinking around WLGH; and the future of WLGH conference.

  • Breakfast sessions:

    • Skills on successful research grant applications for young female researchers.

    • Mentorship breakfast for early career global health professionals.

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