MLI hosted a policy dialogue in Washington, D.C. on the WHO report, Women and Health: Today’s Evidence Tomorrow’s Agenda. Developed with support from MLI, it is the first ever report which focuses on the global status of women’s health from birth to older age and which identifies key areas of reform both within and outside of the health sector. The event focused on the policy implications of the evidence showcased in the report and allowed participants to identify mechanisms to build strong leadership in order to strengthen health systems to better meet women’s health needs. This high-level dialogue explored how U.S. public policy can improve women’s health domestically and internationally.
Speakers were, Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health; Minister of Health, Mexico, 2000-2006; Dr. Susan Brems, Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Global Health and Ms. Michele Moloney-Kitts, Assistant United States Global AIDS Coordinator in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, PEPFAR. The discussion was moderated by Mr. John Donnelly, an award winning journalist and former Boston Globe Foreign Correspondent who has reported from over 80 countries with a focus on global health issues. Dr. Tonya Nyagiro, Director of the Department of Gender, Women and Health at the WHO, presented the Report.