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BIO 2022 | Where Health Meets Policy: Addressing Gender Equity through Health

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June 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This event is part of the 2022 BIO International Convention, taking place in San Diego, CA.

Investing in women’s and girls’ health does not just make their lives better, it has a multiplier effect that extends far beyond them, benefiting their families, their workplaces, their communities, and their countries as a whole. And when international health systems and national policies are designed through a gender lens, they can go a long way in providing service to traditionally underserved groups and address unmet health needs, while empowering those within the healthcare system. As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, inequities have led to women and girls being disproportionally impacted. For example, an estimated 12 million women experienced disruptions in their family planning services due to the pandemic – resulting in 1.4 million unintended pregnancies during 2020 across 115 low- and middle-income countries. From the standpoint of social returns, supporting women’s access to proper healthcare and health information is an investment in a better future for all. Join this panel of high-level government decision-makers as well as industry and policy experts to learn how to better integrate a gender lens into healthcare systems and what the future holds in the path to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for global health and economic prosperity.

SWHR CEO and President Kathryn Schubert will be speaking at this event.