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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 

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