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  • Currently, all events will be online due to COVID.


  • Join the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies (GWHT) as we spend this school year having monthly conversations around Systemic Racism, Racial and Sexual Disparities in Women’s Health. This series features the voices of Duke University students and staff and covers everything from personal experience stories to data-driven explorations of inequities in care.

    The second panel in this series will focus on the impact of racial disparities and socioeconomic status when it comes to Women’s Health and Gynecology. This event will take place on Tuesday October 20th at 12pm EST and will feature three guest panelists:

    Dr. Megan Huchko, Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Global Health and Director, Center for Global Reproductive Health at Duke University

    Dr. Chemtai Mungo, Trainee in AIDS Prevention Studies/Fogarty Global Health Fellow, UCSF OBGYN.

    Nikki Mahendru, Duke University Neuroscience Major with minors in Global Health & Economics.

    This conversation is free and open to the public, we hope you will be able to join! Please RSVP at:

  • Period Posse Presents: Webinar Series, alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays of every month. This monthly interactive webinar series brings together experts in menstrual health and hygiene from across research, policy and practice to discuss key emerging issues. Join the webinar mailing list here. Upcoming events
    • Making Menstrual Pain a Priority: Global Practice & Policy, Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 | 8am EST,
      Speakers: Catherine Kansiime, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences Tariro Mantsebo, Write for Girls’ Globe, Mike Armour, Western Sydney University Register
    • Beyond Products: Prioritizing Menstrual Disposal & Maintenance in Emergencies
      Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 | 8am EST,
      Speakers: Maksuda Sultana, CARE International Sonya Milonova, Oxfam Register
    • Addressing Menstruation in Ebola Response: An Overview
      Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 | 8am EST
      Speakers: Biserka Pop-Stefanija, MSF Amsterdam Armand Sprecher, MSF Belgium Register
  • Duke UNICEF Forum on Social Innovation, September 28 – October 2, 2020. Join this virtual forum for a week of connection, conversation, and collaboration during our first annual Virtual Forum on Social Innovation, hosted by the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator. Events include:
    • Panel Discussion:  Innovating for Girls in Uncertain Times:  Periods Don’t Pause for a Pandemic, Tuesday, September 29, 10:30 am EDT – 11:30 am EDT. This global panel will feature Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator social entrepreneurs and UNICEF field staff in a discussion focused on the reality that menstruation does not cease in the face of a pandemic. We will explore innovations that place girls and women at the center to ensure their health and safety, so critical in times of crisis. Join us to learn more about how the pandemic has spurred innovation in menstrual health and hygiene. Register here.
    • Career Panel on International Development, Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 pm EDT – 7:00 pm EDT. Do you want to make a difference in the world?  Come learn more about the wide variety of exciting career opportunities in the field of international development by hearing from a panel of alumni and others engaged in the field. Register here.
    • In Conversation with Suhani Jalota, founder of the Myna Mahila Foundation in India and Duke University Alumna, Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 pm EDT – 7:00 pm EDT. Suhani Jalota is the Founder and CEO of Myna Mahila Foundation based in Mumbai. Her mission is to bring equal access to health care services for all. She has been working in urban slum areas and rural communities researching and designing strategies on projects ranging from adolescent girl health, water and sanitation, to social protection policies. Register here.
    • Panel Discussion: Taking Control of Periods: Innovations that Put the Power into the Hands of Girls, Friday, October 2, 10:30 am EDT – 11:30 am EDT. This global panel will feature Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator social entrepreneurs and UNICEF field staff in discussion around the power of user/girl-centered design in field-based innovations. Too often, new and exciting innovations design without their true end-user in mind. Worse still are innovations that claim to deliver social impact to the most vulnerable or marginalized but attempt to do so without truly engaging their intended audiences. Join us to hear more about user-designed menstrual health innovations. Register here
  • Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, October 13-15, 2020. Register here. The virtual 4th annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference brings together policymakers, researchers, frontline health workers and youth leaders calling for urgent action on diverse leadership in global health. The conference will include multiple high-level fireside chats, plenary panels, and breakout sessions, along with days that spotlight key issues around women’s leadership in health in South Asia and Africa. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an acute reminder of what is at stake in global health decision making, and the ways in which disparities in leadership profoundly limit our ability to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. With the world’s eye on global health, this year’s conference is more important than ever.
  • Exporting Harm: Impact of the expanded Global Gag Rule on sexual and reproductive health and rights, SRHM Special Issue Launch Webinar, October 21, 2020, 8 am – 9:30 am EST. Join for the launch of a special issue of the Journal of Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. In this virtual event, researchers will share the latest evidence of the GRR’s impact in Kenya, Madagascar and Nepal, and discuss the implications of their findings for health systems, civil society, and women and girls across these diverse contexts.