SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 // 2PM CEST
Achieving a Gender Transformative COVID-19 response
Women in Global Health
An interactive civil society dialogue with WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 // 9AM EST
A High Level Digital Summit: Women in Global Health Security
The COVID-19 crisis has been a stark reminder that global health is a fundamental security concern. The pandemic has exposed deep inequalities in health and social systems at global and national levels, including gender inequities, weakening our collective ability to tackle COVID-19 and generate improved health outcomes into the future. We can take steps now to build back better and bring the important conversation about equality and health into the international security arena.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 // 9AM EST
COVID 50/50 Action Lab 2: Women, Leadership & Power
Women in Global Health
Female health and social care workers deliver the majority of care in all settings and the barriers they face at work undermine their own well-being and constrain progress on gender equality. As demands for health care rise due to COVID-19, existing challenges are exacerbated and new pressures for health and social care workers are created worldwide. Women clustered into lower status and lower paid jobs in the global health workforce are at higher risk of COVID-19 infection, compounded by exhaustion and mental stress.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 // 7PM MYT
Evaluative Evidence of Interlinkages with Other SDGs
United Nations University
This seminar will present the objectives, methodology, and preliminary findings of a collaborative project between the UN Women Independent Evaluation Service and UNU-IIGH that explores the link between SDG 5 (Achieve Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls) and SDG 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) as part of a system of interconnected SDGs.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 // 8AM EST
COVID-19: Where are the women?
Outbreaks affect men and women differently. This has been evident during Ebola, Zika and Cholera, but has become acutely evident during COVID-19. Not only are women disproportionately represented as healthcare workers on the frontline, but they also are doubly burdened with the informal labour within homes as shelter in place orders are implemented and schools are closed. Beyond this, domestic violence rates have skyrocketed, and access to sexual reproductive health services have been altered and/or have ceased. These pose real risks to women’s safety and health. This seminar examines these gendered effects of COVID-19 and asks: where are the women? Are governments thinking about them, and if not, why not?
SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 // 4PM GMT
Improving Surgical Training in Africa through Surgical Simulation
Could surgical simulation be the silver bullet for improved competence, innovation & patient outcomes in African surgical care?
InciSioN Nigeria in partnership with InciSioN Rwanda and the Federation of African Medical Students Association FAMSA cordially invites you to a 1-day webinar on "Improving Surgical Training for Undergraduates and Trainees in Africa through Surgical Simulation". Set to be the first of its kind in Africa to attempt the creation of an intersect between Medical Education, Surgical Innovation and Patient's Outcome, our expert panelists would be discussing the Evidence, Challenges and Possible Solutions. With Panelist Dr. Mumba Chalwe, a Urological Surgeon based in Southern Africa.
AUGUST 31, 2020 //10AM EST
Virtual Townhall Meeting of Civil Society and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
Today's virtual townhall will provide an opportunity in this moment for women’s civil society organization to engage with the Secretary-General on the issue of the COVID-19 crisis, sharing their experiences of the impact of the pandemic and their recommendations to the UN in addressing the crisis and rebuilding a more sustainable and inclusive future, as well as its role in protecting and promoting women’s rights and agency within this new context.
AUGUST 27, 2020 //9AM PT
Student Success During Crises: A Moving Target
Colleges are struggling to find the best solution for this fall. 40 percent of incoming students are likely to defer and 28 percent of returning students say they are not going back or haven't decided yet. Provosts need to make decisions regarding students' physical safety and how to help students build social connections and a sense of belonging in hybrid or remote learning environments.
JULY 16, 2020 // 8:00AM CST
Women, Leadership & Power: COVID-19 50/50 Action Labs
Women in Global Health
Women’s under-representation in health leadership means health systems lose the perspectives, knowledge and expertise of the women who know those systems best. On a turn, that limits the ability of health systems combatting COVID-19 to prevent and respond to the pandemic adequately and keep communities healthy. Women delivering health also need decent work, adequate protection and terms and conditions that support their physical and mental well-being. It's time for a change.
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JULY 9, 2020 // 7:30AM CST
Cities on the Frontline: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
Coronavirus Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience is a weekly session organized by the Global Resilient Cities Network (GRCN) and World Bank as a knowledge sharing session for cities in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. For the 18th session of the Speaker Series, we focus on “Gender Inclusive Cities” we hear from Daniela Guarieiro, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer of the City of Salvador, Dr. Kealoha Fox, Aloha Care, Honolulu, and Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, Maui County Council.
July 22, 2020 // 6PM CST
PRIDE: The LGBTQ+ Community in Academic Surgery
Association for American Surgery
The Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) is committed to the advancement of underrepresented groups within academic surgery. In particular we seek to raise the voices of minority groups in our field and educate surgeons and trainees regarding specific barriers faced by unique patient and surgeon populations. To this end, we invite you to join us for a town hall where we discuss issues pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community in academic surgery. We aim to explore barriers encountered by LGBTQ+ surgeons in their careers as well as ways to help queer patients access better surgical care.
July 2, 2020 // 2:00PM GENEVA TIME
Global Launch: Sustainable Health Equity Movement
The Interacademy Partnership
The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated health inequities, with a disproportionate impact on already vulnerable populations, both within and among countries and regions. These communities have less access to healthcare because of profit-driven systems, and lack of health systems preparedness for the pandemic. They will also experience an inequitable impact in the aftermath of the pandemic.
JULY 1-2, 2020 // 7:00AM CST
Lives in the Balance: A COVID-19 Summit
Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)
The Lives in the Balance COVID-19 Summit for the Health and Well-Being of Women, Children and Adolescents is an opportunity for participants to:
REFLECT on the global response to COVID-19 and collectively consider how to prepare for the healthy recovery that the world needs.
SHARE best practices for COVID-19 response with a variety of stakeholders, including how agencies and organizations have rapidly adapted their activities during the pandemic while maintaining high-quality programming and communications.
COLLABORATE and ACT to forge a path forward with innovative approaches, new partnerships and an energized community, working together to advance the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents.
July 6, 2020
How to Optimize Your Educational Experiences During the Pandemic
Association for American Surgery
In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, many academic institutions are facing challenges in conducting existing research while discovering new opportunities in surgical research. In this webinar titled Association for Academic Surgery Town Hall, the leaders and experts in surgical research will discuss strategies on how to optimize your research during the pandemic. Topics to be covered in this webinar will include identification of challenges and opportunities in conducting basic & translational and health services research and how to address ethical issues in conducting research during the pandemic.
July 9, 2020 // 7:00AM CST
Investing in Health: the Key to Building Back Better from COVID-19 and Accelerating Progress for UHC and Sustainable Development
As we are witnessing with COVID-19, when faced with a pandemic, the burden on health systems endangers global health security and has far-reaching economic, social, and developmental consequences, threatening progress made on the SDGs. Universal health coverage and strong health systems, supported by sufficient financial and human resources, are a critical defense against disease outbreaks, and a necessary norm for sustaining good health outcomes. Intersectoral action for health, including investments in pandemic preparedness, enables governments to prevent and/or respond effectively to outbreaks. This event will consider critical investments needed to ensure robust and agile health systems for maximizing human well-being.
July 14, 2020 // 3:00PM CST
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Pregnancy, Birth and Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights
Women in Global Health Germany
The Women in Global Health Germany COVID-19 Task Force is organizing a series of webinars. We would kindly invite you to the first webinar that Women in Global Health Germany is hosting together with Women in Global Health Somalia where we want to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis impacts the daily work of midwives and obstetricians as well as the general health care services in both countries.
JULY 8, 2020
Open Letter on the impact of COVID-19 on African women: bold actions to mitigate and drive meaningful reconstruction efforts
Women and black and coloured - academics are still under-represented at South Africa’s institutions of higher learning. A task team appointed by the Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Blade Nzimande, on the progression of black South African academics, found a massive gap at senior levels of most universities. One of the reasons is the low number of black and women academics in the postdoctoral pipeline. For more discussion, we chat with Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town and Prof Ahmed Bawa, the CEO of Universities South Africa.
July 23, 2020 // 8:00AM CST
Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine for All
World Federation of Public Health Association Immunisation Taskforce
World champions involved in the management of the pandemic from around the world will be discussing challenges and leverages to guarantee an equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination.
July 8, 2020 // 7:00AM CST
Act Committed Together (ACT): A Roadmap to Achieve ICPD
International Planned Parenthood Federation
To celebrate World’s Population Day, IPPF is launching the report ICPD+25 NAIROBI SUMMIT – A roadmap for fulfilling the promise.
Aimed to galvanise political energy for national change, the report analyses commitments made by governments of 137 countries who participated at the Summit and identifies thematic patterns, gaps, and regional and global trends. It includes a database where government commitments will be easily accessible as well as briefings and regional versions translated to five languages.
We hope that these tools will be used by civil society to work with Governments and ensure that the promises of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action and Agenda 2030 become a reality and that women and girls have autonomy over their bodies and their lives.