GHNGN Webinar

Webinar gender Covid-19 GHNGN

The session wil be delivered by the following speakers:

Thaïs González is a PhD candidate at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, investigating ethical concerns at the intersection between gender and health. She holds a MSc in Sexual and Reproductive Health, and has previous experience as Health & Gender Projects Officer at The Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID), both in Headquarters and in Mozambique. Additionally, she has worked for United Nations Volunteers (UNV) in Brazil, promoting innovation for social change among NGOs and grassroot organisations. She is interested in how feminist and decolonial theory can improve cross-cultural health programmes.

Belén Saavedra is a pharmacist, microbiologist, and holds a MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2016, she joined the group of Tuberculosis at the Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça (CISM) and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) as research coordinator in the laboratory area. She has a personal interest in how social determinants influence health status and, as a female researcher, she draws attention on how gender inequalities affect women’s health and well-being throughout different populations.

Sheila Fernández-Luis is a researcher on HIV/AIDS at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and at the Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM) since 2017. She graduated as a physician at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and completed her Pediatric Residency training at Complejo Asistencial Universitario de Salamanca. She is currently based in Manhiça, Moçambique completing research activities for her PhD in International Health of the Universitat de Barcelona. In addition to addressing global health inequalities among children, she is recently focusing her work on gender and social inequalities in global epidemics, particularly during the COVD-19 pandemic.


Everyone is welcome! All participants must be registered to be able to take part in the session.

1) Where? This is a free online session, to join you must have a device with good internet connection. We will send to your email the link to join the session a few hours before it takes place.

2) When? The session will take place Wednesday, June 10th 18h-19h GMT+2. Please be sure to join in time!

3) The session will be recorded and may be shared through our social media and website. Please note that by registering to the session you are giving consent for your personal information to be stored and used by organizers for the purposes mentioned above.

Recommended pre-readings:

Gender Equality, Norms, and Health. Series from the Lancet journal
COVID-19: the gendered impacts of the outbreak
UN Women: COVID-19: Emerging gender data and why it matters

Additional Resources:

Gender & Covid-19 Mendeley Public Group (+400 articles)

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