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Transforming women’s health in Africa: A conversation with former Ministers of Health Awa Marie Coll Seck and Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin

May 2nd @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Gender inequity remains a huge challenge for women in Africa, driven by dynamics including poverty, power structures, and gender-based violence. These inequities show up in troubling disparities in health outcomes across the continent. In this program, two recognized global health leaders from Africa will discuss the challenges and share their solutions, drawing on their deep experiences in government. 

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An on-demand video will be posted after the event. 


Awa Marie Coll Seck, Former Senior Minister to the President of the Republic of Senegal; Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin, Former Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Executive Director of the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Wafaie Fawzi, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, and Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Date: May 2nd
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events


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