Knowledge Action Portal on NCDs

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Women and Girls

Improving women and girls’ access, participation, and leadership in primary healthcare and NCD prevention and control

Promote gender equity and drive progress among women and girls

The Women and Girls thematic area supports ambitious initiatives that promote gender equity and address the urgent need for progress among women and girls. By looking at the well-being of women and girls from birth to old age as interconnected periods, preventative interventions that start early in life can keep girls and women healthier across their lifespans.

NCD Lab submissions in this category take on a gender-transformative approach. They recognize and address both the role of gender in the determinants and impacts of NCDs, and the links between NCDs, mental health conditions and gender inequalities, as well as how they reinforce each other.

Steering Group Members

Abdul Wahhab Chowdhury
Asteria Herman Kimambo
Athena Poppas
Bent Lautrup-Nielsen
Derrick Bary Abila
Helen McGuire
Koyejo Oyerinde
Lakshmi Venkitachalam
Maria Jose Cisneros-Caceres
Patrice Lindsay
Raji Ganesan
Rilwan Adan
Soon-Young Yoon