Skip to content


Global Congress on Population, Health, and Development 2023

PHDC 2023 is a significant conference that delves into the intricate connections between population shifts and dynamics, health, and development. This conference will be held from September 5 – 8 in Cairo, Egypt. 

Pathfinder experts and leaders are speaking at seven events delving into gender based health disparities, strategies for building resilience and adapting to climate-related challenges, community-based initiatives for climate change mitigation and health adaptation, strengthening primary healthcare systems, and more.

View our events below:

Climate Change, Health, and Resilience 

Date: Wednesday, September 6 | Time: 13:00-14:00

  • Health impacts of climate change and population vulnerability
  • Strategies for building resilience and adapting to climate-related challenges
  • Community-based initiatives for climate change mitigation and health adaptation


  • Mahi Bebawi, Project Director, Women-Led Climate Resilience Project, Pathfinder International 

Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Population Health

Date: Wednesday, September 6 | Time: 16:00-17:00 

  • The role of women’s empowerment in improving population health outcomes
  • Gender-based health disparities and their implications
  • Strategies for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in health and development 


  • Shamima Parveen, Gender Manager, Pathfinder Bangladesh
  • Jodi Di Profio, Senior Technical Advisor, Pathfinder 

Role of Civil Society in Supporting Healthy Population for Sustainable Development

Date: Wednesday, September 6 | Time: 17:00-18:00

  • Bridging the gap in healthcare access for marginalized populations, both in terms of physical infrastructure and essential medical services.
  • Collaborating with local communities to address public health challenges.
  • The role of NGOs in promoting family planning services, educating women on reproductive health, and advocating for women’s rights in relation to reproductive choices.
  • Innovative approaches and models implemented by NGOs to deliver healthcare services in resource-constrained settings.
  • Contribution to Maternal and Child Health.
  • Advocacy and policy Influence of NGOs in Health and Population.
  • Emergency response during natural disasters or conflicts.
  • The contribution of NGOs towards achieving the health-related SDGs.
  • Successful partnerships between NGOs, governments, and private sector organizations.
  • NGO Capacity Building


  • Dr. Rannia Moustafa, Assistant Country Director, Pathfinder Egypt

Primary Health Care: A Cornerstone for Development 

Date: Thursday, September 7 | Time: 11:30-12:30 

  • Strengthening primary healthcare systems and improving community-based health services 
  • Innovative models and best practices in primary healthcare delivery 
  • Promoting comprehensive sex education and youth-friendly services 


  • Antje Becker, Managing Director, Behavior Change & Community Health, Save The Children, USA, OSRA Program & Deepak Batra, Head of Public Health, Middle East & Africa, IQVIA, OSRA Program, UAE 

Youth Matters: Enhancing their Wellbeing  

Date: Thursday, September 7 | Time: 16:00-17:00

  • Fit for life initiative which supports inclusive and integrated policy making to enhance the wellbeing of youth around the world
  • Overview on joint program and collaboration between WHO & UNICEF
  • Mental health programs for children at schools 


  • Marta Pirzadeh, Senior Technical Advisor, AYSRHR, OSRA Program, Pathfinder

PPP in Healthcare Sector

Date: Friday, September 8 | Time: 9:30-10:30

  • The importance of public-private partnerships in advancing health and population programs
  • Case studies showcasing successful public-private partnerships in healthcare delivery and infrastructure development 
  • Key principles and strategies for effective collaboration between the public and private sectors 


  • Dr. Mohamed Abou Nar, Chief of Party, OSRA Program, Senior Country Director, Egypt and Middle East and North Africa Strategy Lead, Pathfinder Egypt
  • Deepak Batra, Head of Public Health, Middle East & Africa, IQVIA, OSRA Program, UAE 

Effective Communications: A Catalyst for Archiving Positive Health Outcomes 

Date: Friday, September 8 | Time: 15:30-16:30

  • The role of effective communications techniques in the success of health interventions 
  • Social Behavioral change for achieving positive health outcomes 
  • Targeted messaging for patient empowerment 
  • Utilizing communication techniques to influence policy decisions supporting healthy lives and livelihoods 


  • Dr. Hassan El-Sheikh, Managing Director, AC4H, OSRA Program 

More Stories

Pathfinder Annual Report 2023 – Women Who Lead

Pathfinder programs champion the rights, health, and success of women and girls around the globe—for their own benefit, and for…

Read More

Protect, Pay, and Promote Women Health Workers

An abbreviated version of this content appeared in Health Policy Watch during World Health Worker Week. Each woman in the…

Read More

Partnering with Community Health Workers to Prevent Malaria Fatalities

More than half of people living in Burundi contract malaria annually—totaling more than 8 million cases—with highest prevalence in the…

Read More