Tailored Solutions to Prioritize Women & Girls' Health Globally

March 9, 2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
121 Cannon House Office Building, Capitol Hill, 27 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC

International Women's Day 2015 Event

Women and girls experience widespread inequalities in socioeconomic power, education, and gender-based violence, resulting in lack of access to health services (including reproductive health and family planning services), which lead to detrimental health outcomes. For example, every day 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and women and girls face increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.

What practical steps should be taken to truly prioritize women and girls’ health? This panel will identify three long-standing health inequalities and how development actors and decision-makers can effectively address these barriers.

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  • Sharon D’Agostino, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Johnson & Johnson
  • Seema Jalan, Senior Director of the Universal Access Project and Policy, Women and Population, United Nations Foundation 
  • Dr. Catherine Baye, Public Relations Officer, International Youth Alliance on FP 
  • Sarah Eckhoff, Technical Advisor for Gender, Pathfinder International