CSHS Dean represents Chitkara University at Global Health Conference
Dr. Preethi Pradhan, Dean Chitkara School of Health Sciences, represented Chitkara University at the second annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH18) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, which was held on November 8-9, 2018. The two-day conference was packed with talks, panel discussions, interactive workshops and skills sessions.
The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Sowmya Swaminthan, Former Director General ICMR and currently Deputy Director General WHO, from India. Putting a gender lens on global health leadership and with a focus on mentoring and skills building, WLGH18 aimed at bringing together established and emerging leaders from across sectors and cultures to work towards gender equity in health leadership and to improve health for all.
During the Dean’s Meeting Session, Dr. Preethi Pradhan along with Dr. Anne Mills, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dean Harvard School of Public Health, Dean Hong Kong Medical University, interacted with the attendees on “How to balance multiple responsibilities and take forward research & build the team”.
Day-1 sessions included talks on, What does leadership in Global Health mean?; A cultural lens on gender and organisational leadership; Gender in political leadership; The gender lens on the global burden of disease; and Moving forward after 50/50. Additional sessions touched upon subjects like big data, IT and technology, global health emergency response, journals addressing gender equity, social entrepreneurship, among others.
Day-2 included a host of sessions on Gender, sexual violence and the #MeToo movement; Navigating gender in the private sector; Equity in Academic Global Health Partnerships; Finding and building your leadership voice (Leadership Accelerator); Systems and design thinking for more effective leadership (Leadership Accelerator); Work-life balance: different cultural perspectives; Gender lens on refugees and adolescence: serving the needs of adolescent girls in humanitarian crises.