IHP+: Promoting Effective Development Cooperation Within The New Global Health Architecture
Women and girls experience widespread inequalities in education, socioeconomic power, and gender-based violence, which lead to detrimental health outcomes. Every day, 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and women and girls face increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. Investing in women and girls is a practical necessity for sustainable development and good governance, as empowerment, education and health are critical to women themselves and to the success of their families and communities.
Purpose: This high level panel will highlight the importance of focusing attention on and channeling resources towards improving the status of women’s and girls’ health in developing countries. The panel, composed of several key Ministers of Health, will offer an opportunity to hear directly from those in charge of health in the country as to successes of current initiatives surrounding women’s and girls’ health, including adolescents, maternal, newborn and child health, and reproductive health. The panelists will also touch on engaging women as equal stakeholders to achieve good governance and other areas in need of further improvement.
Dr. Ties Boerma, Director, Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, WHO
Nicole Klingen, Sector Manager, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank