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Join PATH for Women Deliver 2019

May 24, 2019 by PATH

From June 3-6, 2019, leaders and activists for women’s wellbeing and rights will gather in Vancouver, British Columbia, at Women Deliver 2019 to talk about issues that not only affect women’s lives, but have a profound impact on the world. PATH will be there to join forces with our partners and shed light on the progress and challenges we face on the road to ensuring all women have access to the health care they deserve.

Women Deliver is one of the world's largest gatherings of policymakers, advocates, and researchers focused exclusively on women's health and empowerment. PATH is proud to be a gold sponsor of this year's conference.

We hope you’ll join PATH and PEPFAR for a special celebration of Women on Tuesday, June 4, at 8pm. Click here to register.

End your day with an inspiring group of young women, cast members from MTV’s Shuga, and health thoughts leaders for a dynamic dialogue focused on re-imagining primary health care so that it truly meets the needs of young people. You’ll hear stories of young women harnessing their own agency, working within community power structures, and making a profound difference in their own lives and the lives of others.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Georgia Arnold, executive director, MTV Staying Alive Foundation
  • Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, MD, U.S. global AIDS coordinator & U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy
  • Ayanda Makayi, cast member from MTV Shuga
  • Mamarumo Marokane, cast member from MTV Shuga
  • Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando, regional director, Advocacy and Public Policy, PATH
  • Rael Obanda, senior monitoring and evaluation officer, Afya Ziwani, PATH
  • Ntokozo Zakwe, DREAMS ambassador/AVAC fellow, South Africa

Details: Tuesday, June 4, 8:00–10:00 p.m.; Vancouver Convention Center (VCC) West, Rooms 301–305.

Register here.

If you can’t make it on Tuesday, we hope you can join us for one of the other ways PATH is participating in this year’s conference.

Meet PATH experts and see our technologies in the exhibit hall

Monday–Thursday, June 3–6; Booth number 651

Stop by the PATH booth throughout the conference to get a hands-on look at our technologies and interventions for improving health for women and girls, and talk one-on-one with PATH experts and partners.

Eliminating cervical cancer in low-resource settings—expert convening

Concurrent session hosted by Abt Associates, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Pathfinder International, PATH, and DITTA

Sunday, June 2, 3:00–5:00 p.m.; VCC West, Room 306

Silvia de Sanjose, director of scale-up for PATH’s Sexual and Reproductive Health program, and Francesca Holme, an expert on women’s cancer prevention, will facilitate a roundtable discussion focused on creating recommendations for global and locally driven solutions and guidelines to implement robust cervical cancer elimination programs.

The Global Gender Digital Health Divide: A Debate

Concurrent session hosted by FHI 360, PATH, Philips, PSI

Tuesday, June 4, 3:00–4:00 p.m.; VCC West, Rooms 221–222

Skye Gilbert, executive director of Digital Square, will join a panel to debate critical gender issues and solutions in the field of digital health. Debate topics will include: 1) gender and digital health services and application design, 2) opportunities for female leaders in the technology industry, 3) gender sensitive national data protection policies, and 4) gender considerations for closing the “last-mile” connectivity gap.

Design thinking for a better world

Concurrent session hosted by FHI 360, PATH, Philips, PSI

Wednesday, June 5, 1:30–2:30 p.m.; VCC West, Room 302

Join PATH along with other experts to discuss how gender conscious design thinking is improving the lives of girls and women, how to apply design thinking best practices, and how to identify and avoid potential pitfalls.

Self-care: The next frontier in women’s health

Concurrent session hosted by PATH, Philips, PSI, and FHI360

Wednesday, June 5, 3:00–4:00 p.m.; VCC West Rooms 217–219

Women have long managed the health of themselves and their families through self-care, including menstruation, contraception, pregnancy, and illness. Through demonstration and dialogue, this session will highlight the concept of self-care and discuss the practical applications of self-care. Participants will leave with an understanding of how self-care approaches can make health products more accessible to women and girls and expand healthcare coverage.

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About Women Deliver 2019

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will take place 3-6 June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada and will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century. It will serve as a catalyst for advocates working to achieve a more gender equal world.

More than 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will flock to Vancouver with the drive to accelerate progress for girls and women everywhere.

The conference will present new knowledge, promote world-class solutions, and engage a broad spectrum of voices. It will focus on several issues from health, nutrition, education, economic and political empowerment to human rights, good governance, and girls’ and women’s agency and equality.

About PATH

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. Learn more at