Women in Global Health Canada

Women in Global Health Canada

Women in Global Health (WGH) Canada brings people together across the country to move the needle on gender equality in all aspects of health and catalyze change.

As the official Canadian chapter of Women in Global Health, WGH Canada joins 23 chapters globally, bridging national priorities and messages with the global movement for gender transformative change in global health. These efforts are coordinated by the Canadian Society for International Health, which serves as the institutional home of WGH Canada.

WGH Canada welcomes Canadians of all genders, career stages, geographies and sectors. Any organizations and individuals sharing our vision can join our network!

About Women in Global Health (WGH)

Women in Global Health (WGH) is a US 501(c)(3) founded in 2015 to achieve gender equality in global  health leadership. Today, WGH is a global movement with more than 25,000 supporters across more than  90 countries and continues to grow. Dr. Roopa Dhatt, the Executive Director, and the global team work  with a network of WGH chapters in every region to challenge power and privilege for gender equity in  health by mobilizing a diverse group of emerging women health leaders, by advocating to existing global  health leaders to commit to transform their own institutions, and by holding these leaders to account.   

To date, WGH chapters and regional hubs have been established in Australasia, Canada, Chile, East Africa,  Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Somalia, Sweden and the USA, with Cameroon,  China, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and West Africa in  development.

To learn more about Women in Global Health, visit womeningh.org.


Women in Global Health Canada Chapter Launch

On September 29th, Women in Global Health Canada hosted its official chapter launch with a theme of Gender-Responsive Global Health Security, spotlighting the topic of women’s leadership in global health. We were joined by some of the foremost leaders and advocates working in Canada on the frontlines of global health and gender equality. The event featured dynamic panel discussions that highlighted issues of gender equality, global health security, the particular challenges that COVID-19 has brought, and where we need to go next to ensure meaningful change.

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