Shifting the paradigm for gender equity in health innovation: transforming research and development to better meet women’s needs

25 May 2021

74th World Health Assembly Side Event

Gender equity is often neglected in health research and development. Because of biological, social, and other factors, women can be more severely impacted by certain diseases. However, they have been under-represented in pre-clinical and clinical research, which has resulted in limited data on the risks and benefits of their use of health tools and fewer therapeutic options available to them. A transformative, gender-inclusive approach to research, data-gathering and product development is essential to develop the health tools that meet women’s needs throughout their lifecycle. Join us for an in-depth conversation on gender inequities in research and how to empower women to make informed decisions about their health by including them in research. New findings and strategies will be presented during the discussion.

This online discussion is co-organized by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevökerung (DSW), Global Health Technologies Coalition, (GHTC), and Medicines for Malaria Venture as part of the Geneva Health Week.

The event takes place from 2-3:30 pm. Register on the website of the Graduate Institute.

Download the agenda [PDF: 2 pages].

For more details, read the article published after the event in the Health Policy Watch website and watch the event presentation

Wiweka Kaszubska

MMV's Wiweka Kaszubska will be speaking at this event.