Global Challenge Lab: Deep-Dive into Women’s Healthcare, with Dr Jane Hirst

Thursday 15 July, 1am - 1.45am BST
Women’s Health: What are some of the biggest challenges in women’s health across the globe?
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Women’s Health: What are some of the biggest challenges in women’s health across the globe?

About this event

This first deep dive focuses exclusively on Women’s Health. Women make up about half of the world’s population yet continue to face disparate health outcomes globally. Women have various unique health concerns and certain conditions that impact them at higher rates than men. Currently in underdeveloped countries there is a wide gap between women’s health education and access. As a stark contrast, in developed countries there are more than 1,000 FemTech startups that mainly target menstrual care, pelvic health, fertility care and pregnancy care. We would like to discuss the gap in women’s health and how we can close it globally. The pandemic has set back progress to provide access to healthcare for women as well as education on practices in developing countries.

Dr Jane Hirst is an academic obstetrician in the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on global perinatal health, specifically gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), preeclampsia, preterm birth, stillbirth, sepsis and lifelong effects of pregnancy complications. She was awarded a Prime Minister’s Australia-Asia Endeavour Doctoral Award, then came to Oxford in 2013 on a Nuffield Fellowship to work with the INTERGROWTH-21st consortium. She has projects in Viet Nam, China, India, Nigeria, Australia and the UK. Together with researchers in the George Institute for Global Health, she leads a team developing a smartphone-assisted decision aid for community health workers to improve the care of pregnant and postpartum women in rural India. She is a member of the NICE Diabetes Guideline Development group, and led the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health successful Athena SWAN Silver award in 2019. She is a Research Fellow, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

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