Women in Global Health
Women in Global Health – Germany was launched in January 2018 with the support of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, the Ministry of Health, the World Health Summit, and further sponsors. It is the first national chapter of the international organization Women in Global Health with the aim to showcase women’s leadership and improve gender equality in global health on the global and local level.
As Germany is taking on a new leadership role in global health, it seemed to be optimal timing to start a German chapter and to ensure that women not only significantly contribute to this development, but are also equal leaders.
The objectives of the chapter are to increase the visibility of women working in global health, enhance mutual support, advocate for gender equal representation on panels and conferences, establish mentoring programs, promote women’s health, participate in the revision of the global health strategy of the German government and support further countries to start with a network.
Currently, there are more than one hundred women from around 70 different organizations and institutions on the list and in the network.
WGH-GER provides an opportunity for a more effective, inclusive network that brings global to local action, while cultivating local talent for greater national, regional and global voice.
The network’s second meeting was hosted by the Center for Global Health at the TUM on December 8th. Many different topics were presented in the morning and discussed further in working group sessions in the afternoon. Topics included “migration and health”, “sexual and reproductive health”, “gender and health”, “Universal Health Coverage (UHC)”, as well as the planned establishment of a Global Health Hub in Germany.
Global Health Round Table
There is a Round Table every three months covering Global Health relevant topics and research fields by means of one or two presentations and a subsequent discussion.
These are the topics that we have covered so far: