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HEAL: Together for UHC
Join THET, AFGH and SfGH ahead of UHC Day as we come together to call for Health Equity for All (HEAL). With contributions from global leaders in health we will explore the myriad ways in which we can respond to the long-ignored risks COVID-19 has exposed. From inadequate health systems, gaps in social protection and structural inequalities, we join the world in UHC Day 2021s campaign to: Leave No One’s Health Behind: Invest in health systems for all.

Dec 10, 2021 09:30 AM in London

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Dr Roopa Dhatt
Executive Director & co-Founder @Women in Global Health
Dr Roopa Dhatt is a passionate advocate for gender equality in global health and a leading voice in the movement to correct the gender imbalance in global health leadership. Determined to build a movement to transform women's leadership opportunities in health, Dr Dhatt co-founded Women in Global Health in 2015. Today, Women in Global Health has more than 40 chapters, 35,000 supporters in more than 90 countries and continues to grow. Dr Dhatt, the Executive Director, and the global teamwork with a network of WGH chapters in every region to challenge power and privilege for gender equity in health by mobilizing a diverse group of emerging women health leaders, by advocating existing global health leaders to commit to transforming their institutions, and by holding these leaders to account. With more than 15 chapters in all regions, Women in Global Health is changing the conversation about women’s leadership in health at global, national, and local levels.
Dr Khem Pokhrel
Global Health Specialist @Independent - Nepal
Khem is a global health professional with key expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating Public Health Programs for more than 16 years in Nepal and abroad. He received MSc and PhD degrees in Global Health from The University of Tokyo, Japan. His primary areas of work comprise of Health System Strengthening, Global Burden of Disease Study, HIV, Nutrition, Mental Health, Digital Health, and Reproductive Health. Currently, Khem works as a Country representative for THET in Nepal. Prior joining to THET, Khem worked as Research Adviser for USAID’s Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) project under Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA and National Nutrition Coordinator for Multi-sector Nutrition Plan of Government of Nepal. He has extensive research capacity and published multiple public health research articles in international indexed journals: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hGfU2lgAAAAJ&hl=en.
Prof. Sally Theobald
Chair in Social Science and International Health @Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
I have a disciplinary background in geography and development studies and a PhD in Gender, Health and Development. I am a social scientist with over 25 years’ experience of collaborative research projects focusing on strengthening health systems and equity in different contexts (including in fragility and in informal urban settlements) in Africa and Asia. I work on the GCRF ARISE hub(link is external)(opens in a new tab) which focuses on promoting health and well-being in informal urban settlements in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Sierra Leone. When COVID-19 hit, urban dwellers faced particular risks due to both disease and lockdowns and you can learn about our approach here.(link is external)(opens in a new tab) Like other global research projects we have also faced challenges with funding cuts and you can read more about the impact of this on our partners here.
Norma Barbosa
NCL Lead Midwife for Continuity of Carer and Personalisation @NHS North Central London CCG & Florence Nightingale Foundation