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PHI Heads to Women Deliver Conference

April 30, 2013

On May 28-30, PHI will head to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to join thousands of participants from around the world, including government leaders, policymakers, healthcare professionals, non-profit representatives, and corporate leaders, at this year's Women Deliver conference, which promises to be "the largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women."

Public Health Institute has a variety of programs working to create healthier lives for women and girls. Because the Women Deliver conference represents an excellent opportunity to showcase the success our programs have had in reproductive health and family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, advocacy for youth health and rights and other issues, several will be represented in Kuala Lumpur.

PHI program-sponsored events at this year’s conference include:

Wednesday May 29

  • 11 am 1 pm, Conference Hall 2, “Social Barriers to Care: Gender Norms, Stigma and Violence” panel discussion featuring Faith Phiri, Girls Empowerment Network of Malawi, Adolescent Girls Advocacy Initiative (AGALI) fellow.
  • 11:001:00, Room 307, “"Sexual Health, Rights, and Staying Safe: Are Women at Higher Risk of HIV Getting the Best from Their Health Services?" panel discussion featuring Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA) member Nekeisha Lewis (Jamaica)
  • 3:00 pm 4 pm, Cinema Corner, “Where are you…?an original digital story created by the Youth Leadership in Sexual and Reproductive Health Program (aka GOJoven) about the work of Guatemala program alumnus Roberto Morales.  Belize GOJoven program alumnus Errol Longsworth will answer questions.

Thursday May 30

  • 11 am – 1 pm, Conference Hall 1, “Marginalized Adolescent Girls” panel discussion featuring Dr. Denise Dunning, program director for AGALI.
  • 11 am 11:25 am, Cinema Corner, “Change at All Cost: a digital story created by AGALI  Malawi Country Coordinator Howard Kasiya,”
  • 11 am 1 pm, Room 401, “Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Girls and Women, “ a panel discussion moderated by Manjula Lusti-Narasimhanm (WHO), with presentations by Nomita Chandhiok (ICMR), Zeda Rosenberg (IPM), Judy Manning (USAID), and Georgina Caswell (GNP+).  The panel is sponsored by the Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations (CAMI)
  • 3 pm 4 pm, Room 402, “Power Up: e-Education and Digital Learning,” a panel discussion featuring GYCA program coordinator Gillian Dolce.


In addition, PHI program staff will be available at various times in the Exhibition Hall, including at the CAMI booth, on ground level.

Can't make it? Follow @PHIGlobalHealth, @womendeliver, and   #WD2013 for updates.


Image from WomenDeliver.org