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Women Connect for Health & Education: Empowering Women in the Digital Era
Women Connect for Health & Education: Empowering Women in the Digital Era
Challenges and Opportunities to Achieve MDG 3,4,5,6
 and NCDs by 2015
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 Richard Stupple, H.E. Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua, David Cutler


 Freda Margiloff, H.E. Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua, Constance Anderson

 Freda Margiloff, H.E. Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua, Constance Anderson


Communicating the Noncommunicable
A Call to Action for Advancing the MDG and NCD Agenda

8.00-9.30 Breakfast Publication Launch
Welcome remarks by Mrs. Coumba Touré, Founder and President, Advanced Development for Africa (ada) and Conference Chairperson

Opening remarks by co-chairs - Dr. S. Ratzancott C, Vice President Global Health, Johnson & Johnson & co-chair, innovation Working Group of the Un Secretary-General for Women’s & Children’s Health and

Dr. Eva Jané-Llopis, head, chronic disease and Well-being,
World economic Forum

Launch: Publications and communication tools
Moderated by: Dr. Franklin Apfel, Managing Director, World Health Communication Associates and
Editor of NCDS: A Health Literacy Action Guide

Dr. Julian Fisher, Associate Director FDI World Dental Federation –
 “The World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA)
“Health Improvement Card” -
Prof. Peter Anderson, Newcastle University, England and co-chair, World economic Forum Global
Agenda Council on NCDS –
“Special NCD Summit Supplement Journal of Health Communication,
"Communicating the Non-communicable”

Dr. Denis Gilhooly, Executive Director, Digital He@lth Initiative – “Creating A Digital Health Dynamic for Development”

Summary comments by : Dr. Pekka Puska Director General, National Institute for Health andWelfare (thL), Helsinki, Finland and Chair, Governing Council, International Agency for Research
on Cancer IARC), Lyon, France.

Women Connect for Health & Education:
Empowering Women in the Digital Era

Challenges and Opportunities to Achieve MDG 3,4,5,6 & NCDs
 by 2015

9.00-9.30 Registration and Coffee

9.30-9.35 Welcome remarks by Mrs. Coumba Touré, Founder and President Advanced Development for Africa (ADA) and
 Conference Chairperson
9.35-10.35 Keynote remarks:

Ms. Cherie Blair, Founder and c|Chairperson,
Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Ms. Geena Davis, Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Mr. Sunil Bharti, Chairman & CEO, Bharti Enterprises
Dr. Carole Presern, Director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)
Dr. Tore Godal, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Norway, Co-Chair, Innovation Working Group of the Un Secretary-General for Women’s & Children’s Health
Prof. Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Dr. Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme onHIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

10.40-11.30 roundtable 1:
 Women Connect for Health-Connecting the Dots for the Health
MDGs and NCDs

Chair: Prof. Dr Klaus Leisinger, President & Managing Director, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development,
Co-Chair, Digital He@lth Initiative

Moderator: Mr. Denis Gilhooly, Executive Director,
Digital He@lth Initiative

Opening remarks by Dr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister, Public information Infrastructure & Innovation, India

First Ladies:
H.E. Jeanette Kagame, First Lady, Republic of Rwanda
H.E. Vanda Guiomar Pignato, First Lady, Republic of El Salvador
H.E. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, First Lady of Gabon
H.E. Geri Benoit, Former First Lady of Haiti,
Ambassador to Italy for Haiti

H.E. Jasna Matic, Minister of ICT, Republic of Serbia
Dr. Patty Michel, Executive Director, Mhealth Alliance
Mr. Denis O’Brian, Chairman, Digicel
Dr. Ann Keeling, President,NCD Alliance &
 International Diabetes Federation

11.40-12.25 roundtable 2 –
 Creating a Global Partnership for Development for Gender
Empowerment & Education

Chair: Prof. Ellis Rubinstein, President,
the New York Academy of Sciences

Moderator: Dr. Denis Gilhooly, Executitve Director,
 Digital He@lth Initiative

Opening remarks -
H.E. Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global
Women's issues, State Department,
 United states

First Ladies:
H.E. Toure Lobbo Traore, First Lady, Republic of Mali
H.E. Margarita Cedeño, First Lady, Dominican Republic
H.E. Janet Kataaha Museveni, First Lady, Republic of Uganda
H.E. Sandra Saakashvili-Roelofs, First Lady of Georgia

Ms. Bisila Bokoko, Founder and Board chair,
BB African Literacy Foundation
Ms. Geena Davis, Founder, Geena davis institute on Gender in Media
Ms. Jill Sheffield, President, Women deliver
Mr. Lawrence Yanovitch, President, GSMA Foundation



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