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During these historical moments of unprecedented uncertainty, it is necessary to have good crisis leaders on all fronts. Here we provide informational resources and think pieces we hope will inspire and help you to lead during these unprecedented times. 

Country & Technical Guidance - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) | WHO (Ongoing)

A WHO database of guides and protocols outlined on various COVID-19 topics, including critical preparedness, readiness, and response actions; risk communication and community engagement; essential resource planning; surveillance, and more.

COVID-19: Operational guidance for maintaining essential health services during an outbreak | WHO (3/25/20)

This document expands on the content of the Operational planning guidelines to support country preparedness and response, and provides guidance on a set of targeted immediate actions that countries should consider at national, regional, and local level to reorganize and maintain access to high-quality essential health services for all.

7 Leadership Lessons Men Can Learn from Women | Harvard Business Review (4/1/20)

Critical leadership lessons that most men can learn from the average woman.

Evidence for Action: Approaches to Advance Gender Equity From Around the Globe | Through this special call for proposals (CFP), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Evidence for Action (E4A) program and Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions team seek to learn from programs, policies, and practices that are advancing gender equity around the world to understand how they can be adapted to improve health and well-being in the United States, and build a national Culture of Health.

Call for applications from universities in Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali or Senegal | With the support of the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs) of the Government of Luxembourg, TDR is pleased to announce a call for applications from universities in the Directorate’s French-speaking partner countries in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Senegal).

Deputy Director for Strategy and Planning in Sacramento, California | This position will work alongside the Director and other staff to develop strategy and oversee planning and implementation to advance health equity and racial equity in government, including providing supervision and thought partnership to the staff leads for the Capitol Collaborative on Race & Equity Learning Cohort (CCORE). This position will also ensure effective collaboration between multiple entities including PHI, the Strategic Growth Council, the California Department of Public Health, and Race Forward. This position will represent PHI in meetings with high-level partners, engage a wide range of health equity and racial equity stakeholders, and pursue policy and institutional changes that support an overall strategy to transform government. This position will join a dynamic team of highly-motivated, values-driven, and effective colleagues. 

The Futures Forum on Learning Conferences | July 20-21, 2020 | In the face of such uncertainty, we recognize the importance of accelerating the rate of innovation and improvement to digital and online learning tools. We seek to create an environment where online learning approaches are affordable and accessible to all students. This conference seeks to engage stakeholders, leaders, and educators across the globe with the most critical issues facing education and generate new solutions and partnerships.

Free Interdisciplinary Course at Princeton University: Bats, Ducks, and Pandemics: An Introduction to One Health Policy | One Health is the concept that human, animal, and environmental/ecosystem health are linked. The concept provides a useful framework for examining complex health issues such as food safety and security, emerging and vector-borne diseases, and antimicrobial resistance. It can be used to analyze government policies to determine if they are effective in improving health and well-being. This interdisciplinary course will cover diverse subjects such as basic epidemiology, public health, public policy, basic microbiology, food safety, and security, zoonotic diseases, sanitation and hygiene, antimicrobial resistance, environmental and ecosystem health, and the national and international organizations that oversee health, agriculture, and the environment.

Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) Conference, October 13-15, 2020 | WomenLift Health | This year’s conference will take place in a virtual format, providing an opportunity to reach a broader audience, elevate new voices, and facilitate geography-specific discussion, while maintaining the sense of global community, learning and passion that has characterized the conferences since their start.

Women Leaders in Global Health |  LinkedIn Group | This group was founded at first Women Leaders in Global Health Dinner at the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva, May 2016. We encourage members to use this space as a place to share experiences, stories and opportunities. We also invite you to bring in other women leaders to the group.

Implementing Respectful Care: the Science and the Practice, September 10-11, 2020 | Hosted by the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Sanyu Research Unit at the University of Liverpool


Women in Global Health Security, September 17, 2020 | Women in Global Health (WGH) is partnering with Wagner Foundation and Foreign Policy to deliver a high-level Digital Summit during the UN General Assembly. The Women in Global Health Security Summit will amplify the voices of women, with a particular focus on women from low-middle income countries, that are leading the response to COVID-19. During the Digital Summit, we will announce commitments from institutions and individuals and pledges from governments that will further gender parity in global health security during COVID-19 and for the future of pandemic preparedness. 


#BUILDBACKBETTER Start-up Innovation Challenge: Women, COVID-19, and Digital Health | Applications Due October 23rd, 2020

Gender inequities in global health security are undermining the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the achievement of health for all. Strong health systems that can withstand the next global health crisis must be built on equality, and gender equality is fundamental. Strong health systems harness the best possible talent, expertise and diverse perspectives in decision making. Currently, women are the vast majority of health and social care workers but largely excluded from decision making, to the detriment of everybody's health.

The Women International  Trauma Surgeons (WITS)  presenting during 3 D All Levels Trauma Conference - November 8th, 19:00 Riyadh Time. 

The session includes lectures about leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, developing visibility and panel sessions: trauma research , global collaboration, how to navigate conflicts, solitons for disparity , empowerment of new generations.

​​Trauma 2020 Virtual 10th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Trauma and Acute Care | December 3rd-5th, 2020 

Women in Global Health Norway Annual Conference 2020

WGH Norway’s two-day virtual annual conference will take place on October 21st (Day 1) and 23rd (Day 2), 2020. The conference will focus on the WGH's Five Asks for Gender-Responsive Global Health Security from the #COVID5050 WGH International campaign, particularly targeting Asks 1 & 2.

#WHOAcademy is seeking leading translators to translate English to/from Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian to apply to join their expert roster.

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Incision Nigeria condemns police brutality in a statement

Hardwiring Gender Equity into Global Health Security | Georgetown University 

Women in Global Health Media Checklist 

A media checklist to address gender bias, when covering COVID-19 and health.

The 2021 Bay Area Global Health Challenge

The Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge is a competition hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and the HealthRoots Foundation for Global Health in partnership with UCSF, UC Davis, and the Bay Area Global Health Alliance. We offer student teams from all schools, disciplines, and degree levels (undergrad through post-doc) the opportunity to present their ideas for low-cost, high-impact, and scalable global health solutions to world leaders in health, tech, design, and impact investing. 

All finalist teams receive powerful mentorship and development opportunities from expert judges, mentors, and advisors— and one team goes home with the $10,000 HealthRoots Grand Prize.

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