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Keynote speech at ICTD 2017

November 18, 2017: Dr. Sania Nishtar was the keynote speaker at the Information Technology for Development Conference in Lahore on November 18, 2017. Her talk was focused on the application of ICTD for improvinghealth outcomes and the manner in which ICT breakthroughs are creating new opportunities.n1

 

World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council

November 12: The World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils—the world’s foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking on the future—met in Dubai on November 11-12, 2017. This initiative comprises 35 Councils, which focus on challenges that are global in nature. The uture of Health and Healthcare is one of the Future Councils and is co-chaired by Dr. Sania Nishtar, along with Dr. Andre Goy. Both the co-chairs convened a meeting of their council in Madinat Jumeriah conference centre over the two days.

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keynote speech at the Harvard Symposium on women in the workforce

October 23, 2017: On Monday, October 23,2017, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and HealthInitiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, hosted a symposium on gender and the global health workforce to kick off the first-ever celebration of Harvard Worldwide Week in Boston. Dr. Sania Nishtar was the keynote speaker at the symposium. The text of her speech can be accessed here.
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WHO Global Conference on NCDs in Uruguay

October 20, 2017: The WHO Global Conference on NCDs was recently held in Montevideo, Uruguay from 18-20 October 2017. The conference aimed to highlight the critical links between reducing premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases, promoting mental health and well-being and enhancing policy coherence across areas that impact the governance, prevention, management and surveillance of NCDs. Dr. Sania Nishtar was one of the speakers in the final plenary on “The Way Forward” and spoke about the imperative innovative approaches to accelerate the response to NCDs in view of the upcoming high-level summit on NCDs in 2018.

 

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The National Academies Global Study on the Quality of Healthcare in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

October 18, 2017: In light of the call in the Sustainable Development Goals for achieving Universal Health Coverage, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has convened a Committee on Improving Global Quality of Healthcare. The committee will be co-chaired by Don Berwick, former United States Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Dr. Sania Nishtar. Updates about the public component of the committee can be accessed here

 

Vision talk at Stanford Women Leaders Conference

October 12, 2017: The inaugural Women Leaders in Global Health conference was held at Stanford University on Oct. 12. The conference was attended by over 400 women and men – representing more than 250 organizations and from 68 countries – and watched live by another 400 viewers joining in from homes and workplaces around the world. Dr. Sania Nishtar gave one of the two Vision Talks at the Conference in an interview format. She was interviewed by Susan Chira, gender editor of New York Times. Footage of the event can be viewed here https://t.co/ZKHMwMWxqG

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keynote speech at the Harvard Symposium on women in the workforce

October 23, 2017: On Monday, October 23,2017, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and HealthInitiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, hosted a symposium on gender and the global health workforce to kick off the first-ever celebration of Harvard Worldwide Week in Boston. Dr. Sania Nishtar was the keynote speaker at the symposium. The text of her speech can be accessed here.

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WHO Global Conference on NCDs in Uruguay

October 20, 2017: The WHO Global Conference on NCDs was recently held in Montevideo, Uruguay from 18-20 October 2017. The conference aimed to highlight the critical links between reducing premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases, promoting mental health and well-being and enhancing policy coherence across areas that impact the governance, prevention, management and surveillance of NCDs. Dr. Sania Nishtar was one of the speakers in the final plenary on “The Way Forward” and spoke about the imperative innovative approaches to accelerate the response to NCDs in view of the upcoming high-level summit on NCDs in 2018.

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