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London 2018 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference
Dates: 8-9 Nov 2018
Location: London, UK
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is proud to be hosting the second annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference on 8-9 November 2018.
Women are vital to the advancement of global health, making up 75% of the healthcare workforce - yet occupying less than 25% of influential leadership positions.
Building on last year’s hugely successful inaugural event at Stanford University, USA, the 2018 conference will:
highlight emerging and established women leaders in global health
engage in the latest thought leadership on advancing women in global health
support mentoring and skills building opportunities
support women in all forms of leadership from local communities to global organisations, from science to politics
Attendees will hear from leading women on some of the most urgent health issues facing the world today, including humanitarian crises, non-communicable diseases, and environmental health and climate change.
Confirmed speaker highlights:
Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières
Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA
Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Sania Nishtar, Co-Chair of the WHO High-Level Commission on NCDs, Founder and President of Heartfile
Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser at the UK Department for International Development