Collaborations across academic, governmental, nonprofit, and philanthropic communities are key to transforming the current realities faced by women around the world. As efforts are redoubled to meet the ambitious UN Millennium Development Goals and translate the pledges of governments, donors and multilateral agencies into effective action, now is the perfect time to join arms with other global efforts. The Women and Health Initiative is in the process of establishing partnerships both within and outside of Harvard University with people and programs whose focus and activities center on women and health.
A detailed agenda for the W&HI is being developed in close collaboration with colleagues in the Harvard University community. The Women and Health agenda will also be developed through broad-based expert consultation to establish a “Special Commission on Women and Health” co-sponsored by The Lancet and the Harvard School of Public Health. Outstanding academics from Harvard and other universities from around the world will be recruited to contribute their knowledge and ideas on this critical agenda, and help the Initiative to develop a roadmap for research, education, and the translation of knowledge into action.
Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology (Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Women REACH Initiative (WRI)