Women and STEM in the global health security context
9 December 2021
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Amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, young African entrepreneurs have developed region-specific technologies and solutions to ensure continued access to healthcare while supporting, protecting, and equipping healthcare professionals in the delivery of essential care.
Who are those innovators shaping the future of Africa’s public healthcare? How are their innovations improving and transforming communities’ lives?
On the 4th edition of Galien Forum Africa, held from 8th to 9th December, 2021, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa will host virtual conferences promoting youth and women innovations in Africa’s healthcare entrepreneurship space.
A specific focus of discussion will address the status of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) sector, the challenge of eliminating gender imbalance from science, technology and innovation disciplines in Africa and future actions to advance women-led innovation in the continent’s healthcare entrepreneurship ecosystem. This discussion will also celebrate women innovators and participants of the Women Innovators Incubator (a program from the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award) developing high-impact solutions to Africa’s various healthcare needs.