AWDF is honoured to be sponsoring the Women and Girls Summit (WAGS), which takes place virtually from November 16-18, 2020, and aims to prepare women and girls as leaders in key industries to ensure that Africa realises its full potential on issues ranging from entrepreneurship to the impact of climate change, to reproductive health, to developing socially responsible enterprises.
The AWDF session, Non-communicable diseases and African women’s health futures: A feminist research-based call to invest in sustainable solutions will examine the scale and key gendered concerns around NCDs with a focus on cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental health; the key actors and extent of rights-based work on NCDs on the continent.
Our Director of Programmes, Pontso Mafethe is one of the speakers at the summit under AWDF’s co-hosted session to launch findings of research on Women and Noncommunicable diseases in Africa. The session will be moderated by Global Health Council Executive Director and President, Loyce Pace and joined by key speakers; Dr. Ana Mocumbi (Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission), Dr. Beatrice Wiafe (Ghana NCD Alliance and CEO Breast Care International) and Dr. Johanna Riha (Epidemiologist, Researcher).
The session speakers were carefully selected to draw on their rich experience and expertise in utilising these research and current context to inform debate and investments for the sustainable futures of women’s health in Africa.
This transformational event will create a group of change agents in their own communities, passionate about driving and implementing actions that will help countries in Africa across the development continuum.
Note: You have to register for the summit first to be able to join the side event.