International Women's Day Global Health Symposium 2013

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, University of Chicago; Candace Lew, MD, MPH, Senior Technical Advisor for Contraception, Pathfinder International; His Excellency Stephen Lewis, Codirector, AIDS-Free World; And other participants

International Women's Day Global Health Symposium

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted a half-day Global Health Symposium under the auspices of the Council’s Women and Global Development Forum. The purpose of this symposium was 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.

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