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Impacts of Covid-19 on Women's Health Around the World

This week Hip-Politics partnered with the Women in Global Health organization to shed light on an important issue that has been heavily impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic : WOMEN’S HEALTH.

We held another special virtual forum entitled The Health Impacts of COVID-19 on Women: Building More Equitable Health Systems through Global Cooperation. The online forum brought together leading women advocates in the area of global health to discuss and offer solutions on how we build more equitable health systems for women. The panel was moderated by Loyce Pace of the Global Health Council.

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, Democrat member at large from the U.S. Virgin Islands kicked off the forum with a discussion on how her home territory of the Virgin Islands has been impacted by Covid-19 and what women there are doing to ensure they receive adequate healthcare. The conversation theme shafted to the accomplished panel of experts including:

  • Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Founder and CEO of Panorama Global

  • Dr. Camara Jones, Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine and APHA Past- President

  • Lisa Hayes, Acting Executive Director and Strategic Consultant, Georgia Global Health Alliance

Check out the full forum and let us know what you think can be done to ensure women receive equitable health outcomes amid this global pandemic.

About Women in Global Health:

Women in Global Health was founded with the values of being a movement. WGH works with other global health organizations to encourage stakeholders from governments, civil society, foundations, academia and professional associations and the private sector to achieve gender equality in global health leadership in their space of influence. Women in Global Health (WGH) is an organization, built on a global movement that brings together all genders and backgrounds to achieve gender equality in global health leadership. We believe that everyone has the right to attain equal levels of participation in leadership and decision-making regardless of gender. WGH creates a platform for discussions and collaborative space for leadership, facilitates specific education and training, garners support and commitment from the global community, and demands change for Gender Transformative Leadership.

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