WomenLift Health Global Conference Harps On Better Representation For Women

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The WomenLift Health Global Conference 2024 kicked off in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a fervent call to action for greater representation of women in health leadership roles. 

Executive director of WomenLift Health, Ms. Amie Batson set the tone for the event with her opening remarks, underscoring the critical need to reimagine leadership in health and elevate the voices of women leaders.

Joined by esteemed guests, including His Excellency, the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. Philip Isdor Mpango and the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. John Jingu, the conference commenced with a sense of urgency and purpose. The presence of the regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam, Hon. Albert Chalamila and Minister of Health of Tanzania, Hon. Ummy Mwalimu further underscored the significance of the event.

In her address, Batson eloquently articulated the imperative of greater gender representation in health leadership, stressing the transformative potential of women leaders in addressing global health challenges. She highlighted women’s inherent qualities of collaboration, empathy and authenticity as essential ingredients for effective leadership in navigating complex health issues.

Batson’s remarks resonated with the audience as she emphasised that a world where women lead in global health is not only possible but essential for achieving healthier and more equitable societies. Her words served as a rallying cry for action and underscored the conference’s central mission of advancing women’s leadership in health.

The conference aims to explore innovative approaches to promoting gender equality and women’s leadership in global health over the next three days. Through a series of discussions, workshops, and interactive sessions, participants will delve into strategies for overcoming barriers to women’s advancement in health leadership and charting a path toward greater gender equity.

With a diverse array of stakeholders from across the health sector in attendance, the conference promises to be a pivotal moment in the journey toward achieving gender equality in health leadership. Participants are eager to contribute their insights, experiences and expertise to the collective effort of empowering women leaders and driving meaningful change in the field of global health.

As the WomenLift Health Global Conference 2024 unfolds, there is a palpable sense of optimism and determination in the air. The stage is set for transformative conversations, bold initiatives and concrete actions that will propel women’s leadership forward and pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable future in global health leadership.

Racheal Abujah
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