March is Women’s History Month and a big part of women’s stories all across the world is healthcare – often inadequate, sometimes dangerous and frequently indifferent. From Ukraine to Sudan to the Americas, violence, poverty, new infectious diseases, forced migration, and discrimination have created communities of women with limited access to health services.
Join Chesapeake Forum on March 5th from 10 -11:30 AM for Global Women’s Healthcare: Gains and Losses as two global healthcare professionals – Katherine Marconi, Ph.D., and Mary Jordan – give us a world tour of recent challenges and accomplishments in improving women’s health in a variety of countries .
Both women have had projects in Malawi, Ethiopia, and South Africa and will also talk about issues and concerns in Afghanistan. In their focus on these three countries, they will describe recent health trends, underlying social determinants of health in each country, and their journeys to form public-private partnerships to improve health in each country.
Katherine will show a video from an African physician she teaches with, who is currently providing care for women, children, and adolescents in several countries. Through her you will be exposed to the experiences of working with communities of women who have limited access to health care.
You will learn about and discuss unique approaches to improving women’s health, and be part of a dialogue about what it might be like living in a country under these health conditions.
Global Women’s Health: Gains and Losses is one session, Tuesday, March 5th from 10-11:30 AM. $20. To register visit https://chesapeakeforum.org.
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