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Gender, Health, and Diabetes Symposium Summary

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Gender, Health, and Diabetes Symposium Summary

Palais des Nations, Geneva
On the occasion of the 62nd World Health Assembly (WHA)


Organized and facilitated by
The Global Alliance for Women’s Health (GAWH)

in co-sponsorship with
The Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations in Geneva
The Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations in Geneva
The Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in Geneva
The Permanent Mission of Zambia to the United Nations in Geneva

in partnership with
Eli Lilly & Co.
Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)

19 May 2009

WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
Elaine M. Wolfson, Ph.D.
President and Founder, Global Alliance for Women's Health (GAWH)

PANEL PRESENTATIONS

Improving Non-communicable Disease Management in Primary Care in Low-resource Settings
Dr. Shanthi Mendis
Coordinator, Department of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
World Health Organization

Diabetes in Men and Women
Dr. Gojka Roglic
Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion
World Health Organization

New Findings and Diagnostic Criteria in Gestational Diabetes—the HAPO Study
Dr. Moshe Hod
Editor, et al. "Diabetes and pregnancy, Second Edition" 1
Director, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Helen Schneider Hospital for Women
Rabin Medical Center
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel-Aviv University

The Innovative Use of Health Data to Improve Impact of Maternal and Newborn Health Programs in Developing Countries
Dr. Anuraj Shankar
Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation, Department of Making Pregnancy Safer
World Health Organization

The Import of Sex and Gender on Policy
Dr. Saralyn Mark
President, SolaMed Solutions
GAWH Advisory Board Member

Q & A with panelists: Open forum

Conclusion: Dr. Wolfson



1 Hod, Moshe, et al. Diabetes and Pregnancy, Second Edition. London: Informa Health Care, 2008.