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Find Us at UNGA

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the largest global convening of key decision makers across the international development sector. You can find Pathfinder at the following events:


Girl Talk: Youth Leading at UNGA and Beyond

Thursday, September 16 at 12 PM ET

Join the panelists, including Pathfinder Ruth Ngechu, as they discuss the transformation of young leaders from participants to decision-makers in global advocacy—and how international organizations like the UN can amplify that change! Register now >>


Where Do We Go from Here? Securing the Foundations of Health Systems

Wednesday, September 22 at 8:30 AM ET

Health systems strengthening (HSS) is more important than ever, but what exactly does it look like in practice? Why is it so critical today—during and beyond the pandemic?

This virtual event convened by Takeda’s Global CSR Program will respond to these questions by centering the work and insights of its partners, each of whom addresses HSS in unique ways and in different settings, as well as the voices of country leaders, frontline health workers, and an acclaimed global health journalist. This event will feature a video from Lois Quam, Pathfinder President & CEO. Register here >>


The Food Systems Summit —  Food Security, Climate Change, and Health: Women Leading the Response

Thursday, September 23 at 9 – 10:15 AM ET

The UN Food Systems Summit will serve as a historic opportunity to empower all people to leverage the power of food systems to drive our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and get us back on track to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Together we can and must leverage the power of our food systems to achieve all of our shared goals for people, planet, and prosperity.

Pathfinder Pamela Onduso will lead a discussion on Food Security, Climate Change, and Health. More details coming soon! Register here >>


#TakeControl: Shaping Digital Health for Women in the COVID Decade

Friday, September 24 at 10 AM GMT | Thursday, September 23rd at 10 PM ET

Join Pathfinder’s Mahbub Alam, Country Director and Family Planning Specialist, and other global health thought leaders during #TakeControl: Shaping Digital Health for Women in the COVID Decade. In the panel discussion: No One Left Behind: COVID-19 and Unplanned Pregnancies, panelists will reflect on the burden and impact of unintended pregnancies, including the unique and key challenges faced by women in communities and networks affected by COVID-19. Learn more and register >>


Real Talk on Health in Burkina Faso: Universal Health Coverage and the impact of Covid-19 on women’s and youth’s access to health care

Monday, September 27 at 10 AM – 11 AM ET

Join Professor Charlemagne Ouédraogo, Minister of Health for Burkina Faso, and Samira Ouédraogo, WGH West Africa Francophone Chapter leader and founder of Burkina Faso for a special conversation on Universal Health Coverage and how Covid-19 has impacted access to health for women and youth. Register here >>


Breaking Barriers: Health Workforce Policies for Pandemic Response and Preparedness

Tuesday, September 28 at 9 AM – 10:15 AM ET

Register for Teamwork for COVID Response: Experiences from CSOs, where global health experts will share their experiences working hand-in-hand with the government to pass and implement innovative health workforce policies. Mahbub Alam, Pathfinder Technical Director and Family Planning Specialist, will join the discussion. Learn more and register >> 


#NextGenerationIsNow: How Young Leaders are Increasing Access to Contraception

Tuesday, September 28, 10 – 11:15 AM ET |Translation available in French and Spanish

Join us as #NextGenerationIsNow partners pass the mic to young sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) champions from around the globe.

Let’s be clear: their voices, perspectives, and lived experiences need to be at the forefront of any discussions about the health care and policies that affect their lives. For this event during UNGA and in celebration of World Contraception Day, young SRHR champions will discuss why #WeStillNeed access to contraception and essential SRHR, especially during a global pandemic. REGISTER NOW >>

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