WHO-PPD Joint Satellite Panel on “Gender, Equity and Human Rights Disaggregating Data to get the Real Story”

Palais des Nations, Geneva — Partners in Population and Development (PPD) and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly organized a Satellite Panel on “Gender, Equity and Human Rights Disaggregating Data to get the Real Story” on 22 May 2013 at the Palais des Nations – Geneva on the sideline of the 2013 World Health Assembly. Attended by the Ministers, Senior Government Officials and International Development Partners, this official World Health Assembly Side Panel was sponsored by the Government of Canada through the Canadian High Commission in Geneva.

Under moderation of Ms. Flavia Bustreo, ADG, WHO, the Satellite Panel was addressed among others by the Honorable Minister of Health and Family Welfare and PPD Board Member of Bangladesh, Dr. Joe Thomas, Executive Director of PPD, Dr. Carissa Etienne of Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and heads of government delegations from Canada, Chile, Bangladesh and some African Countries to the World Health Assembly.

The principal objectives of the Satellite Panel were:

  1. Understanding analytical and operational approaches of a Gender, Equity and Human Rights framework to improving health outcomes;
  2. Exploring global monitoring of health data disaggregation, successful example(s), challenges and the way forward;
  3. Understanding the role of WHO and partners in mainstreaming GER, with a focus on health data disaggregation and the need for social analysis among member states
  4. Exploring country examples of Gender, Equity and Human rights approaches that rely on disaggregated health data including their use in national health policies and programmes.

We look forward to inform our stakeholders, partners and friends across the world the outcomes of the Satellite Panel as soon as they are released officially.

Please click here to view the Agenda and the Background Concept Paper for more information about the Satellite Panel.

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