PAHO to launch new drive for gender equality and efficiency in health
WHAT: Launch of the new Regional Plan of Action for Implementing the PAHO Gender Equality Policy, aimed at increasing gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean by tailoring health polices and programs to the different health needs and risks of men and women.
WHO: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), with the participation of leading international experts on gender equality and women’s contributions to development.
Speakers:Mirta Roses Periago, Director of the Pan American Health Organization
Gita Sen, Professor at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India, Adjunct Lecturer at the Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, and a founding member of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN).
Carmen Barroso, head of the Western Hemisphere Region of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
Carmen Moreno, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women.
Gabriela Vega, Senior Specialist in the Gender and Diversity Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Nirvana González, General Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network.
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (reception at 10:30)
WHERE: Pan American Health Organization Headquarters, 525 Twenty-Third Street, NW Washington, DC 20037, Room A, four blocks from the subway station in Foggy Bottom /GW.
Plan of action for implementing the Gender Equality Policy:
WHO Women and Health Report:
PAHO, founded in 1902, works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of their peoples. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).