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Investing in Women’s Health

The Key to Africa’s Recovery

Investing in Women’s Health

October 26, 2021

Hotel Adlon Kempinski

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities in many ways. Women and children were and are particularly affected, especially in the poorest countries. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) reported that since the beginning of the pandemic, more than two women and children have died for every COVID-19 death due to overburdened healthcare systems.

To better protect women from the impact of future global crises and improve their long-term health, we also focus on the role of climate change. After all, a lack of environmental protection has played a crucial role in the spread of the virus and other infectious diseases. This is a risk that will only increase as climate change progresses. On the sidelines of the World Health Summit, we discussed what Germany can do to help, with the Senegalese Minister of State, H.E. Prof. Awa Marie Coll Seck, and the physician and science journalist Dr Eckart von Hirschhausen, among others.

Key Topics

  • Pandemic

    How has the pandemic affected women's health in particular?

  • Climate Change

    What challenges does climate change pose for building strong health systems?

  • Primary Care

    How can access to basic health care for women and children be ensured in times of crisis?

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