March 18


02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

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At the launch of our first international women’s health report, we expose how societies have got it so badly wrong when it comes to inequalities within women’s health and what can be done to fix it. You can now access the report.

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About this webinar

Join us as we present alongside the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women where we will be launching PPP’s first international women’s health report A Woman’s Health Agenda: Redressing the Balance. The physical and mental health of women is not as widely discussed or understood internationally as we might hope. More worryingly, there is clear evidence that you will be familiar with that women also face additional discrimination on these grounds. Diagnosis and treatment is based on male-centred research that often overlooks females’ different biology. Additionally, gender stereotypes and medical textbooks have led to a cognitive bias against women that lead to women’s ill health being disbelieved and viewed as less acute than men’s.

In this event, we will disseminate the report’s findings and discuss the applicability of its recommendations in different global societies.

This event has been kindly sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company and MSD.

Women’s health: How has COVID-19 changed the landscape 

Potential discussion points:

  • The developments and fall backs in reproductive health
  • Improved accessed to medical abortions (in some places)
  • Maternal and child mortality
  • The disproportionate number of women in social care
  • The effects of women naturally in lower paid, carer positions – therefore becoming key workers during the pandemic
  • The ‘pandemic within a pandemic’: gender-based violence
  • The effect of lockdown on domestic abuse
  • Social consequences
  • The next steps: resolution after the pandemic
  • Distribution of services throughout the community e.g. midwives, community health worker, digital accessibility for appointments
  • Revaluing the much-needed role of care givers
  • Addressing the gaps in data and how to resolve this



  • Angeline Makore, Founder and Coordinator, Spark R.E.A.D
  • Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, a Commissioner at the Commission for Gender Equality, a medical practitioner, and an SRHR expert
  • Anne Kihara, Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Eli Lilly and Company and MSD have provided sponsorship funding for this programme of work. Public Policy Projects has retained full editorial control.

  • 18 Mar, 2022 14:00 - 15:30 BST
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