Presentation & Livestream: The Health Sector: A Key Contributor to Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment and Prospering Families and Communities

Presentation & Livestream: The Health Sector: A Key Contributor to Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment and Prospering Families and Communities

When women are economically empowered, they re-invest in their families and communities. This creates a ripple effect, increasing economic growth and contributing to global peace and stability. No other sector employs more women than health— 70 percent of the health workforce is made up of female health and social care workers. The health sector can provide some examples of best practice for other sectors to effectively engage the female health workforce, but also faces challenges such as increasing the number of women in the labor force, ensuring decent work, addressing equality in leadership and management, and eliminating gender pay gaps in the labor market.

On April 3, 2019, in conjunction with World Health Worker Week, HRH2030-hosted The Health Sector: A Key Contributor to Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment and Prospering Families and Communities. Convened to highlight the growing evidence that employment in the health sector empowers female health workers, their families, and communities, the event featured a series of high-level speakers followed by a moderated “lightning round” of expert implementers who shared their experiences of empowering families and communities through health sector programming.

Presenters (in order of appearance):

        • Welcome: Wanda Jaskiewicz, HRH2030 Project Director, Chemonics International
        • Opening remarks: Kelly Saldaña, Director, Office of Health Systems, USAID Bureau for Global Health
        • Keynote address: Diana Prieto, Acting Director, USAID Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
        • Setting the scene: Jim Campbell, Director, Health Workforce, World Health Organization
        • Roopa Dhatt, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Women in Global Health
        • Munashe Nykia, Registered Nurse and Board Member, Nursing Now
        • Sarah Dominis, Senior Associate, SHOPS Plus, Abt Associates
        • Lonna Milburn, Senior Vice President, Global Communities
        • Crystal Lander, Director of Advocacy, Living Goods
        • Silas Goldfrank, Country Director, American International Health Alliance
        • Sarah Sadiq, MBA, Amref US Program Manager
        • Samantha Law, Global Health Manager, HRH2030 Malawi, Chemonics International
        • Sanyukta Mathur, DrPH MHS, Project Director, DREAMS Implementation Science Research, Population Council
        • Katey Linskey, Policy & Public Partnerships Officer, Last Mile Health

 

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Country: Global

Resource Type: Presentations; Video/Webinar

Topic: Strengthen HRH/HSS Leadership and Governance