WHO Rural Health Equity Webinar Series

Rural women and addressing inequities in health service coverage

February 24, 2022

Time: 14h00-15h30 (CET)

Greeting by Chairs and links to International Women’s Day 2022: Theadora Swift Koller, Senior Technical Advisor, Health Equity, and Evelyn Boy-Mena, Technical Officer for Gender, World Health Organization/HQ Panel:

  • Improving sexual and reproductive health services and GBV services for disadvantaged rural women – Marwa Majaliwa,
    Assistant Representative of the Country Office, UNFPA Tanzania Country Office representative
  • Improving access to nutrition-related services amongst rural women –Ahmed Raza, Nutrition and Food Systems Officer,
    Nutrition Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Tackling inequities in access to cancer prevention, early detection and treatment experienced by rural women globally –
    Chemtai Mungo, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina (USA)
  • Provision of intercultural approaches to cancer services for rural Indigenous women in the United States – Marc Aaron
    Emerson, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina (USA)
  • Capacity building of rural family doctors on gender responsive service delivery – Ozden Gokdemir, Associate Professor,
    Faculty of Medicine, Izmir University of Economics / Turkey

Closing remarks: Bruce Chater, Chair, World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Working Party on Rural Practice