Women in Global Health Austria Chapter Launch

Tuesday, 26 September 2023 | 14:45-15:45 | Conference Centre

Women in Global Health (WGH) Austria held its official Chapter Launch in September, in the framework of the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2023. Over 120 people from the public health community gathered in Bad Hofgastein alongside a global online audience.

WGH is a global movement that aims to create visibility for women working in global health and advocates for gender equity and gender transformative leadership. With over 53 chapters worldwide across 49 countries, 2023 saw the formation of the Austrian chapter hosted by the EHFG. WGH Austria aims to build alliances for women working in a range of health professions, with a commitment to gender equality in health leadership in Austria and now boasts more than 150 members.

The Launch showcased three pioneering women in global health and introduced core members who are driving the chapters work plan and collective aims. A panel discussion then followed discussing One Health, migration and discrimination in the health sector and Education and training of health professionals. 

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Session Recording


  • Johannes Rauch, Federal Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, Austria
  • Ilona Kickbusch, Founding Director and Chair of the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies Geneva
  • Roopa Dhatt, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Women in Global Health
  • Sabine Ludwig, Professor, Medical University of Innsbruck
  • Regina Roller-Wirnsberger, Professor, Medical University of Graz
  • Ursula Trummer, Head, Center for Health and Migration, Austria
  • Annette Nigsch, Veterinary Epidemiologist, AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Austria


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