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WomenLift Health Global Conference 2024 kicks off in Dar es Salaam

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By Iyemah David

The WomenLift Health Global Conference 2024 commenced in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with opening remarks delivered by Ms. Amie Batson, Executive Director, WomenLift Health.

The event was graced on Saturday in Dar es Salaam by esteemed guests, including His Excellency Dr Phillip Isdor Mpango, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, and Dr. John Jingu, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health.

Also in attendance were the Honourable Albert Chalamila, Regional Commissioner of Dar es Salaam, and the Honourable Ummy Mwalimu, Minister of Health of Tanzania.

In her address, Batson highlighted the importance of reimagining leadership in health, emphasising the need for greater representation of women in leadership roles.

She underscored the significant impact women leaders can have in addressing global health challenges, noting their tendency to prioritize the health needs of children, women and communities.

Batson also discussed the evolving nature of leadership, noting the importance of collaboration, empathy, and authenticity in transformative leadership.

She acknowledged that these qualities, often associated with women, are essential for navigating complex challenges effectively.

Batson expressed gratitude to the distinguished guests for their commitment to the cause of gender equality in health leadership.

She emphasised that a world where women lead in global health is a healthier and more equitable world for all.

The conference aims to explore innovative approaches to promoting gender equality and women’s leadership in global health.

Over the next three days, participants will engage in discussions and workshops aimed at advancing women’s leadership and gender equality in the field of health.

The conference promises to be a pivotal moment in the journey toward achieving gender equality in health leadership, with participants eager to contribute to meaningful change in the field.

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