Women and Girls: The Intersection of Health and Geography

Type: Panel
Theme: Geography, GIScience and Health: Building an International Geospatial Health Research Network (IGHRN)
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Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Marshall West, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Yonette Thomas
Chairs: Margo Thomas


Women constitute half of the world’s population. They make significant economic and social contributions towards the health and well being of societies, communities, and families. Yet their contributions are systematically undervalued and discounted across the globe. The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, honed-in on the need to focus on the role of healthy women when he said: “Women’s economic empowerment is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda. We will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals if there is no accelerated action to empower women economically. We know that women’s participation in all spheres of life, including in the economy, is essential to sustainable and durable peace and to the realization of human rights.” United Nations, March 2017. The objective of this session is to engage thinkers and policy makers in a discussion on the role and status of women at the intersection health and geography and the implications for global well being, economic and social development.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Nanlesta Pilgrim Population Council 20
Panelist Georges Tadonki University of South Africa 20
Panelist Lisa Jones Cerner Corporation 20
Panelist Alicia Hammond World Bank Group 20
Panelist Peter Hopkins Newcastle University 20

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