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Women’s Unique Health Needs and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

September 24, 2024

Women’s Unique Health Needs and the SDGs, a call to action co-hosted by the ECHAlliance and the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is a program during the Science Summit United Stations General Assembly (UNGA79) this fall. This program is taking place in New York City, NY, USA on September 24, 2024 from 9:00am-12:30pm (EDT), within the three-day event, Assembly of World Leaders Transforming Healthcare in the Digital Era, convened by ECHAlliance-The Global Health Connector.

On the morning of 24th September, ECHAlliance and the Society for Women’s Health Research, will host the session “Women’s Unique Health Needs and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a call to action”.

We will discuss key developments and opportunities to advance women’s health care and research, with a focus on addressing disparities; the role of women in health care decision-making; access to preventive care; and representation in the women’s health workforce.
Learn more about the Science Summit United Stations General Assembly (UNGA79).

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Join us as a partner in September.  Explore the event sponsorship prospectus here. The number of sponsorships at each level is limited. For more details and to secure your participation, reach out to SWHR at development@swhr.org.


September 24, 2024
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This series of sessions will discuss key developments and opportunities to advance women’s health care and research, with a focus on:

  • Addressing disparities in health conditions that disproportionately affect women
  • The role of women in health care policies and decision-making
  • Barriers to accessing preventive care and medical interventions to improve health outcomes for women
  • Representation and leadership in the women’s health workforce across a global landscape.
  • Check out the tentative event agenda here. This agenda is subject to change.

This women’s health program will include:

  • Interactive Sessions: Dive into a tapestry of keynote speeches, engaging panels, and intimate roundtables, each designed to spark dialogue and inspire action.
  • Collaborative Opportunities: Join forces with leaders from diverse backgrounds, including government, academia, industry, and civil society, to forge partnerships that transcend borders.
  • Hybrid Format: Ensuring no barrier to participation, our summit embraces a hybrid format, welcoming both in-person and virtual attendees.
About The Hosts

ECHAlliance is the Global Connector for Digital Health connecting 78 Countries and 4.4 billion people. As a member organisation, ECHAlliance brings its global community together in a network of ecosystems that match need and solution, break down silos, transform healthcare, transfer best practices and lessons learned and create economic opportunities. We connect the healthcare dots across the globe. To learn more about ECHAlliance, view our Capability Statement and our 2023 Annual Report.

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is a national nonprofit and thought leader advancing women’s health through science, policy, and education while promoting research on sex differences to optimize women’s health. Founded in 1990, SWHR is making women’s health mainstream by addressing unmet needs and research gaps in women’s health. The success of SWHR’s science and policy programs is grounded in our ability to convene and leverage the knowledge of our interdisciplinary networks – diverse groups of researchers, clinicians, patient advocates, policy professionals, and other health care leaders with expertise related to specific diseases, conditions, or health topics that either exclusively, differently, or disproportionately affect women. Thanks to SWHR’s efforts, women are now routinely included in most major medical research studies in the United States and more scientists are considering sex as a biological variable in their research. Visit www.swhr.org for more information.