In honor of International Women’s Day, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs will host a half-day Global Health Symposium under the auspices of the Council’s Women and Global Development Forum. The purpose of this symposium is to examine the complex economic, political, geographic, and cultural factors involved in addressing global women’s health, and the symposium seeks to be a culmination of the Council’s programming on women and health issues. Women’s health issues are interdisciplinary in nature and significantly impact the lives and productivity of women, their families, and communities around the world. The topics to be discussed include: maternal mortality and health, family planning, infectious diseases, indoor air pollution, food security, and health equity. 

Keynote address by Stephen Lewis, codirector, AIDS-Free World; former permanent representative of Canada to the United Nations; and former United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.

View the agenda here.


Maya Cohen, Executive Director, GlobeMed

Jennifer Gottesfeld, US Program Director, Global Health Corps

Angela Heimburger, Executive Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry & Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3), University of Chicago

Candace Lew, MD, MPH, Senior Technical Advisor for Contraception, Pathfinder International

His Excellency Stephen Lewis, Codirector, AIDS-Free World; former Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations; and former United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa

Danielle Nierenberg, Cofounder, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank

Sola Olopade, MD, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director, Center for Global Health, University of Chicago

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Professor of Public Policy, Environment, Economics, and Global Health, Duke University

Lucy Martinez Sullivan, Executive Director, 1,000 Days

Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, Global Agriculture and Food, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
   FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013


   Event audio:

   Breakfast Plenary Session
   (57.5MB, mp3) 

   Breakout Session 1A
   Indoor Air Pollution, Women's 
   Health, and the Environment
   (55.8MB, mp3) 

   Breakout Session 1B
   Family Planning and 
   Reproductive Health
   (57MB, mp3) 

   Breakout Session 2A
   Nutrition and Food Security
   for Women and Children
   (57.1MB, mp3)

   Breakout Session 2B
   Youth in Global Health
   (57MB, mp3)

   Keynote Lunch 
   Stephen Lewis on
   Global Health: Health
   Inequity, Communicable
   Diseases, and Resources


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