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Wed, 13 November - 15:00 - 16:30 EAT
Courtyard 2

Reaching UHC through Digital Innovations

Digital health innovations have the power to close data gaps, solve health system challenges and save lives. Together, these innovations can create more resilient health-care systems that put people at the centre. This session will showcase countries’ interest in, and commitments towards, harnessing digital innovations and predictive tools that improve medical efficiency, timeliness and precision. It will also feature a new “global digital good” tool developed by the World Health Organization and UNFPA, which enables health providers to streamline data collection, analysis and use. Expect a facilitated discussion followed by reflections and next steps from governments and partners on their planned investments in digital innovations. This event will be convened by the World Health Organization and Path Tanzania.

Wed, 13 November - 15:00 - 15:30 EAT
Umeme Stage

Meet the leader #4

Engage in an intimate conversation with the leaders of the ICPD. At the same time in the Pamoja Zone, join a conversation with Dr Love (15.00) in the Community Corner. In the Karibu Lounge, interact with inspiring people and discover the power of stories during our Human Library (15:00).

Wed, 13 November - 15:00 - 16:30 EAT
Courtyard 1

We Decide: Persons with Disabilities and the ICPD Programme of Action

The ICPD Programme of Action called on states to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of persons with disabilities, and it demanded the elimination of discrimination that undermines the reproductive rights of persons with disabilities. Despite progress made since 1994, prejudice and systemic discrimination against persons with disabilities remains widespread. This session will raise awareness about the importance of promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, particularly women and young people, within the context of the ICPD Programme of Action. Participants will highlight the unique challenges faced by people with disabilities and present success stories about overcoming stigma and stereotypes, gaining access to services, and preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

Wed, 13 November - 15:00 - 16:30 EAT
Courtyard 3

Delivering MISP in Emergencies

Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services are often overlooked and underfunded in emergencies.Yet in an increasingly unstable world, there is an urgent need to invest in reaching women and adolescent girls in humanitarian settings. In this session, panelists will discuss what has been learned from delivering high-quality SRH services to populations in the most difficult of environments – highlighting that the job can be done with sufficient preparation, coordination, and funding. This session is convened by Women Deliver; FP2020; IAWG.

Wed, 13 November - 15:00 - 16:30 EAT

Innovative Partnerships: Harnessing Creative Industries to Tackle Stigma and Taboo

Supermodels, entrepreneurs and fashion designers are part of multi-billion-dollar industries that have the power to change how we think and talk about women's health, including menstrual hygiene, sexuality and sex education. Some of these social influencers are already using their platforms and reach to attack the stigma and taboos around women’s sexual and reproductive health. In this signature session, we’ll learn from what influencers are already doing to address social norms, destigmatize women’s health, and empower the next generation. The session will also be an opportunity for participants to discuss what works, identify what more is needed, and invite new faces into the conversation and movement!

Wed, 13 November - 15:00 - 16:30 EAT

Keeping the Faith in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

How can religious leaders, from a wide range of faiths, uphold and amplify the Nairobi Commitments? What is the role of religious actors in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights? This dialogue will allow participants from diverse faiths and organizations to reflect on the relationships between religion, rights and choices. Expect tough questions on contentious and complex issues, and a thoughtful discussion on the way forward.