AVPN 2020 | Promoting Gender and Inclusive Development through Innovations and Health Financing

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Session Highlights:

  • This session focused on the intersection of gender and health with an emphasis on mobilising public and private sector capital. Summarized best by Neeta Rao’s (USAID) comment, “Without women inclusivity, there will be no health outcomes. And with no health outcomes, there will be no international development.”
  • Panelists focused on the need to make finance work effectively to empower women. Blended finance, which utilises development and philanthropic funding as a lever to mobilize mainstream capital, is a key opportunity to achieve both social and financial returns in healthcare and promote a more inclusive health systems for women.
  • Wearable technology and monitoring sensors are driving a proliferation of healthcare data that leads to better insights and outcomes for people and can drive medical breakthroughs that bridge gaps in healthcare systems. This will have an outsized impact on high risk women and infants in Asia where mortality rates are particularly high.

Session Description:

    Spaces are limited and you are encouraged to log in early for this session.

    Universal health coverage (UHC) is a WHO global priority and is also central to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), most notably SDG-3 (good health and wellbeing) and SDG-5 (gender equality). Gender and resultant gender inequalities are an important determinant of health along with other forms of discrimination based on caste, creed, color, age, disability, socio-economic status.

    Promoting gender equality is essential for development and is instrumental in setting in motion virtuous cycles of socio economic growth. The session will explore how women led enterprises, innovations and health financing models advance gender empowerment, promote respectful, accessible, and affordable quality health care for inclusive

    Join us for this interactive session to know how collaborative efforts, innovations and innovative financing models can be deployed to achieve SDG 3 and SDG 5.

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