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Update: Regional Webinar Asia Pacific: Gender & COVID-19 Vaccinations


Watch the event, and read the blog at: https://www.genderhealthhub.org/articles/address-gender-barriers-in-delivery-and-demand-to-catalyse-covid-19-vaccine-equity-the-asia-pacific-context/


Discussions moderated by Dr Sabina F Rashid (Professor and Dean BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights).


Panel speakers:

· Dr Kira Fortune WHO, Western Pacific Regional Office- Philippines

· Ms. Yoke Ling Third World Network, and Partner of Feminists for Peoples Vaccines Campaign- Malaysia

· Dr Gunjan Taneja, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-India


Presentations from:

· Ms. Kalani Sachs-Robertson, UN Women

· Dr Lavanya Vijayasingham, United Nations University International Institute of Global Health (UNU-IIGH)


Discussions and response from:

· Dr Selina Lo, Australian Global Health Alliance

· Dr Anjana Bhushan, WHO SEARO

· Prof Gita Sen, Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of Health Public Health Foundation of India


Some objectives of the event include:

● Identify and validate research needs on gender and COVID-19, including from UN Women’s listening session and literature review, on vaccines and other thematic areas to supplement the research agenda-setting process


● Share emerging results on research priorities from the Asia Pacific region


● Discuss strategies to promote and support research implementation of the collaboratively set agenda in the region

● Serve as networking opportunity to link different actors within the region who work on or are interested to work on gender and COVID-19 research


● Engage wider cohort of participants from the Asia Pacific region in the research agenda-setting prioritization survey and initiative



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