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july, 2, 2019
  • Venue:

    Colégio da Trindade, Coimbra, Portugal

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10:00

Registration

10:20

Opening Ceremony

Amílcar Falcão, Rector of the University of Coimbra

Fernando Regateiro, Chair of Coimbra University Hospitals

Luis Almeida Sampaio, President of the Strategic Council of Coimbra Health, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Portugal in the North Atlantic Council

10:40

Signing Ceremony of the of partnership agreement between Coimbra
Health and Women in Global Health (WGH) – Portuguese Chapter of
WGH

Amílcar Falcão, Rector of the University of Coimbra

Fernando Regateiro, Chair of Coimbra University Hospitals

Roopa Dhaat, CEO Women in Global Health

10:50

Keynote: Women’s Health in a Global Scale
Mónica Ferro, Chief of Geneva Office United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Mónica Ferro

Mónica Ferro was appointed as the Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Geneva in April of 2017. Prior to this, she has served as Secretary of State of National Defence of Portugal. She has also been a Member of Parliament and Vice-President of the Parliamentary Group of the Social Democratic Party and has coordinated the Parliamentary Group on Population and Development.
She has been Vice-President of the Population and Development European Forum of Parliamentarians and a Member of the Faculty of the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP) at the Lisbon University. Mónica Ferro has also been an Invitee Conference Speaker at the Portuguese National Defence Institute and at the Portuguese Higher Institute of Military Studies.
Mónica Ferro has contributed with a number of articles in journals and reviews, and with chapters and entries to books and collective works on various issues, namely on development cooperation, population and development, human rights, the UN and issues of the post-2015 UN Development Agenda. She holds an MA in International Relations from ISCSP.

11:10

Coffee break

11:30

Workshop Sessions

 
Room 1 Room 2

Maternal and Newborn Health in Vulnerable Populations

Chair
Francisco Songane, Former Minister of Health of Mozambique, and Founding Director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)

Speakers
Emanuele Capobianco, Director for Health and Care at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Global overview of the health challenges in vulnerable populations, identifying the different situations of vulnerability, and highlight the critical issues on the provision of maternal and newborn health care services. Coverage for all and equity will be emphasized, and examples of leadership by women and girls will illustrate the resilience in overcoming the adverse conditions.

Gonçalo Orfão, MD, Coimbra University Hospital Center; National Emergency Coordinator of the Portuguese Red Cross

The challenges in addressing women and children's health needs in emergencies; the case of the contribution of the Portuguese Red Cross Society in the response to the recent cyclone"Idai".

Maria Isabel Santos Silva, MD, Hospital Assistant Graduated in Obstetrics Service B - Hospital and University Center of Coimbra

Beyond situations requiring urgent humanitarian response. Immigrant populations and refugees do not enjoy the full access to health care as the citizens of the host country. What can be learned from providing maternal health care services to these population groups, and move towards inclusiveness; experiences from Coimbra.

Moderator

Paula BorgesEditor at the RTP/RDP Africa 

 

Sexual and Reproductive Rights: “A public health approach towards women empowerment”

Chair
Mónica Ferro, Chief of Geneva Office United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Speakers
Teresa Bombas, Portuguese Board Member on European Society of Contraception; Former President of the Portuguese Society of Contraception; MD. Obstetric Service A- CHUC

Magda Robalo, Public Health Advocate, Gender Activist & Global Citizen

Larissa Zuim, Visiting Researcher of the IGC / CDH. Faculty of Law , University of Coimbra

Moderator

Aline Flor, Journalist at Público

Francisco Songane

Former Minister of Health of Mozambique and Founding Director of PMNCH hosted at WHO. Extensive involvement with the international community including as Executive Committee Member and Board Member of GAVI. Dr Songane was member of Task Force 4 of the UN Millennium Project, analyzing the practicalities of achieving the goals related to maternal and child health. He was also Member of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the International Vaccine Institute and other Advisory Committees. Served as UNICEF Representative in Angola where he was directly involved in the efforts to tackle a major yellow fever epidemic in 2015-16. He is a MD, OB/Gyn, MPH and MSc Financial Economics.

Emanuele Capobianco

Director for Health and Care at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Dr Emanuele Capobianco is the Director for Health and Care at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Before Emanuele was the Deputy Executive-Director of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and joined the Partnership from the Global Fund where he worked as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Executive Director, leading the development of the 2017-2022 Global Fund Strategy. Emanuele is a global public health expert with 20 years experience in international institutions at country, regional and headquarters level. He was the Chief of Health and Nutrition in UNICEF Mozambique, where he worked for four years to advance health outcomes for Mozambican children and women. Previously he was at the World Bank as Senior Health Specialist, managing a large portfolio of grants, particularly in South Asia and Eastern Africa. He also worked in Somalia to support the EPI, Polio and Tuberculosis programs; and at the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean promoting the STOP TB partnership in the Middle East. Emanuele holds a Medical Degree from Pavia University, a Master in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a MSc in Humanitarian Assistance from Rome University.

Maria Isabel Santos

Professor at FMUC and MD at Maternidade Bissaya Barreto

Mónica Ferro

Chief of Geneva Office United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Teresa Bombas

MD, Consultant in Gynecology and Obstetrician at Obstetric Service A. Coimbra University Hospital Center. Master degree on Sexual and Reproductive Health. University of de Alcalá de Henares. Madrid Spain. Collaboration as coordinator and participant on national and international working and research groups on FP and abortion. Author and co-author of publications on Family Planning and Abortion. Member of Scientific Committee of the European Society of Contraception and Sexual Health (ESC) - Member of ESC Expert Group on Sexual and reproductive health and education; Board Member of Portugal on (International Federation of the Professional Abortion and Contraception Associates (FIAPAC); Board Member of Portugal on CIC (Confederation Iberoamericana de Anticoncepción); Responsible for the outpatient clinic on FP and abortion at Obstetric Service A. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Portugal Obstetric Service A. Coimbra University Hospital Center, Portugal.

Larissa Zuim

Larissa Zuim Matarésio is a PhD candidate for the Postgraduate Program in Geography of the Federal University of Rondônia (Unir) and Visiting Researcher of Human Rights Center (IGC), University of Coimbra. Member of the Research Group Geography, Women and Social Relations of Gender (GepGênio). Master in Communication and Semiotics from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC). Graduated in Journalism, Letters and volunteer at Amnesty International of Coimbra

Gonçalo Orfão

MD, Coimbra University Hospital Center; National Emergency Coordinator of the Portuguese Red Cross

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Opening of Plenary sessions: Brief notes from morning workshops

14:20

Plenary Session I
Female Workforce in Health Sector
Sabine Ludwig, German Chapter of “Women in Global Health”

Debate

Francisco Songane, Founding Director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

Eva das Dores Pascoal, Economist, Health Systems Advisor at WHO Office of Angola

Vitor Raposo, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC)

Moderator

Isabel Nery, Journalist

Sabine Ludwig

Sabine Ludwig is an economist and sinologist and has studied in Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, Berlin and Frankfurt. She has worked at the European Commission Directorate General External Relations in Brussels, Belgium and has then joined the European Commission in Beijing, China where she worked in the development and cooperation section focusing on Gender Mainstreaming in EU development cooperation. After six years in China, she returned to Germany in 2008 where she works at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Her first assignment was as research officer within the Masterprogramme International Health, she then joined the curriculum development team for the new modular medical curriculum at Charité Berlin, where she was in charge of integrating gender dimensions and perspectives into the new programme. Currently she works in the quality management and evaluation unit of the department of medical education at Charité.

 

Eva das Dores Pascoal

Eva das Dores Pascoal, Msc in Financial Economics by SOAS is the Health Systems Advisor at WHO office in Angola. My work supports Policy and Strategies development in Health Systems building blocks, focusing on human resources for health , health financing , monitoring and evaluation of SDGs and Global Health initiatives. Areas of expertise include health economics, costing and resource tracking, social determinants of health and health equity analysis. With more than 20 years with WHO in Mozambique is also member of several professional Associations engaged in research.

Manuel Lapão

Head of CPLP Cooperation Directorate

Marta Temido

Portuguese Ministry of Health

Vitor Raposo

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC) since 2008, with a PhD in Business Management and Organization, in the area of Science Systems in Organizations, in the University of Coimbra (2008) and Master of Science in Information Management in Organizations, in the area of Scientific Management Methods. Researcher of the Centre of Health Studies and Research of the University of Coimbra (CEISUC) and of the Centre for Business and Economics Research (CeBER) - Health Group; Contributor/researcher of the Portuguese Observatory of Health Systems (OPSS), since is foundation in June 2001 and member of the Portuguese Health’s Economics Association (APES), since October 2003; Expertise: Health Governance (MsC), Governance in Health Organizations (MsC), Knowledge Management (PhD), Knowledge and Innovation in Public Administration (MsC), Laboratory of Applied New Technologies (MsC), Management Health Innovation (iet Health - Health Care Entrepreneurship).”

15:10

Plenary Session II
Keynote: Women’s Leadership in Global Health: “Empowering and Building Women’s Leadership in the Lusophone Political and Public Health Space”
Roopa Dhaat, CEO Women in Global Health

Debate

Mónica Ferro, Chief of Geneva Office United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Magda Robalo, Public Health Advocate, Gender Activist & Global Citizen

Lina Coelho, Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra

Ana Barbosa de Melo, CPLP Cooperation Directorate

Moderator

Aline Flor, Journalist at Público

Mónica Ferro

Mónica Ferro was appointed as the Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Geneva in April of 2017. Prior to this, she has served as Secretary of State of National Defence of Portugal. She has also been a Member of Parliament and Vice-President of the Parliamentary Group of the Social Democratic Party and has coordinated the Parliamentary Group on Population and Development. She has been Vice-President of the Population and Development European Forum of Parliamentarians and a Member of the Faculty of the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP) at the Lisbon University. Mónica Ferro has also been an Invitee Conference Speaker at the Portuguese National Defence Institute and at the Portuguese Higher Institute of Military Studies. Mónica Ferro has contributed with a number of articles in journals and reviews, and with chapters and entries to books and collective works on various issues, namely on development cooperation, population and development, human rights, the UN and issues of the post-2015 UN Development Agenda. She holds an MA in International Relations from ISCSP.

Magda Robalo

Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Medicine of Griffith University, Australia and a former Director of Communicable Diseases at the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa. During her distinguished career of 20 years at WHO, she held senior leadership positions and served in multiple countries. She coordinated a large and diverse team of experts to advise African countries and work with partners in shaping health policies, promoting and implementing innovative and lasting solutions aimed at improving people’s health and wellbeing and reducing poverty.

She is an inspiring global leader and a change maker in the area of health, development and women’s empowerment. Her work in the field of women empowerment dates far back from the 1990’s in Guinea-Bissau, where she set up a community malaria programme built around education and revenue generation schemes for the empowerment of women in the rural, remote regions of Bafatá and Gabú, as Plan International Health Advisor. More recently she was actively involved in supporting young physician leaders from Portuguese speaking countries in Africa in advancing their research career and empowering them with leadership skills. 

Magda is a trailblazer and an audacious thinker, always enthusiastic about the chances and opportunities to turn things around for the betterment of the world we live in. 

Dr Magda Robalo received her Medical Degree from the University of Porto (Portugal), obtained a post-graduate diploma in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), and a Masters of Sciences in Epidemiology from Université Laval (Canada).

Lina Coelho


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Lina Coelho is assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics - University of Coimbra and research fellow at the Research Group on Science, Economy and Society of the Centre for Social Studies (CES). She obtained her PhD in Economics from the same university, where she studied household and gender inequalities in Portugal. Her research interests include topics of economic inequality, feminist economics and household economics. Lately she has been interested in money management in couple households, household economic decision making and the effects of economic crisis in intra-household inequalities. She has published several works on these issues.

Roopa Dhaat

Dr. Roopa Dhatt is a physician by training and an advocate by principle, striving for greater health and well-being for all people through working in global health. She is the Executive Director and co-founder of Women in Global Health (@womeningh #WomeninGH), a movement that strives to bring greater gender equality to global health leadership. She serves on the Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGS) Advisory Board; Strategic Advisory Committee for the Global Health Workforce Network (GHWN); the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference Steering Committee; the Global Health 50-50 Advisory Council, Global Health Council Advisory Council, and the GlobeMed Advisory Board. She is an Internist, providing primary care in Washington D.C. at Kaiser Permanente. She completed her training at Case Western Reserve University, Department of Internal Medicine in the International Health Track. Formerly, she was the President of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations, a student led organization, present in over 120+ countries, representing over 1.3 million students, where she oversaw world-wide campaigns on global health issues including Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Climate Change, Social Determinants of Health, Universal Health Coverage, and Health in All Policies. She is the founder of the Young Voices, Youth: Pre-World Health Assembly (#yWHA) in 2013 with the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute. She has a B.A. and B.S. from the University of California, Davis; a Master in Public Affairs from Sciences Po, Paris, France; and an M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine.

16:00

Closing Ceremony

José Pedro Figueiredo, Pro-Rector for Health and Ethics

Claudia Cavadas, Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Programmes

Cláudia Cavadas

Vice Rector for Research and Doctoral Programmes

José Pedro Figueiredo

Pro-rector for Health and Ethics

Women’s Health in a Global Scale

2019 is a critical year. Not only we celebrate 25 years of the International Conference on Population and Development that brought sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights to the international debate forefront, but also because the momentum towards Universal Health Coverage is building with the recent conversations and movement to influence the political declaration to be discussed during the High-level Meeting on UHC.
Although progress has been made, it is very uneven. Women, children and adolescents – especially the poorest among them, and those who experience exclusion and discrimination – bear the greatest burden of ill health and preventable deaths.
Sexual and reproductive health and rights interventions continue to face considerable gaps globally.
In addition to the hundreds of thousands of maternal deaths each year, and millions without access to modern contraception: - 2.6 million stillbirths occur annually;
- nearly 1.2 million adolescents die every year, mostly from preventable causes, with complications from pregnancy being a major cause of death and ill-health among adolescent girls.

This workshop will strive to show the linkages between investing in SRHR and women’s overall empowerment but also to highlight the criticality of including of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Universal Health Coverage policies, national plans and programs.
We will not be able to end the unmet need for contraception, end preventable maternal deaths, or end gender-based violence and harmful practices unless we address these issues in a holistic, integrated, person-centred way, that includes health-care services needed before and during pregnancy, and in childbirth, infancy, childhood and adolescence.
This is the foundation for health and well-being throughout the cycle of life, generation upon generation. It is the backbone of an effective health system, and will allow countries to make considerable progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage.

Workshop: Maternal and Newborn Health in Vulnerable Populations

The importance of health in development is now reasonably established as demonstrated by the ample consensus of the contribution of health in human development; health indicators, particularly those related to women and children are central in assessing socio-economic progress.
Advocacy and joint action led to significant gains in women’s and children’s health, as expressed by a 44% decrease in maternal mortality ratio (1990-2016) and the number of children dying annually before age 5 dropped to 5.6 million in 2016 from 12.6 million in 1990. However, the mortality and morbidity figures are still high, and to increase the rates of reduction, more attention is required to make the health systems more effective and ensure coverage of the most difficult to reach. People in situations of vulnerability are among the groups harder to reach, and they will be at the core of the deliberations in this conference. in view of the limited time for the duration of the workshop, the panel will concentrate their presentations on populations in need of humanitarian assistance.
Over 75% of the about 125 million people in need of humanitarian assistance are women and children, and the UNHCR has just released its 2018 report revealing a soaring number of displaced people, which reached 71 million, double the figure of 20 years ago. Eighty five percent of them are in low and middle level income countries, and taking just the subgroup of refugees, about 50% are women and girls.
Leave no one behind is a permanent call throughout the process of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda, and it is this perspective that will be guiding the debate in this session. In many instances, people in these conditions are not covered by the regular programmes, and fall out of the mainstream statistics, thus the pertinence of making the case for having the matter properly addressed, bearing in mind that they are covered by the same right to health as anyone else.

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