The knock-on effect: how the pandemic is uniquely impacting the health of women and girls
Thursday 10th September 2020
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As COVID-19 continues to spread across all corners of the globe, it brings with it a knock-on effect of social, economic and health impacts, with great consequence for women and girls. From pregnancy-related deaths and a decline in routine immunisation, to the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence, this pandemic threatens to set back decades of progress for gender equality.
The Q&A event will feature:
- Professor Glen Mola
Head of Reproductive Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Papua New Guinea
- Professor Julie Bines
Founding member of Women in Global Health Australasia;
Victor & Loti Smorgon Professor of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne;
Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Child Health, Melbourne Children’s Global Health
- Ms Sarah Goulding
Vice-Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance;
Assistant Secretary, DFAT
For background reading, we’d like to direct you to the Burnet Institute’s COVID19 Global Trends and Analyses: Indirect Impacts on global health.