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Women Deliver 2019


Sunday, June 2, 2019 – Thursday, June 6, 2019

Vancouver Convention Center
999 Canada Pl
Vancouver BC
Canada

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Abt Associates was a proud sponsor of Women Deliver 2019, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women.

Abt hosted a side event on June 2, along with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and other partners. The workshop brought together experts who are focused on eliminating cervical cancer. Participants’ input informed the development of recommendations to support implementation of local solutions to strengthen the continuum of care – from prevention to treatment – in low-resource settings.

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 15:00 – 17:00 | Room 306, Vancouver Convention Center
Partner Side Event: Expert Convening: Eliminating Cervical Cancer in Low-Resource Settings
Creating Recommendations for Locally Driven Solutions to Eliminate Cervical Cancer
Learn more.

Abt also participated in the following activities:

June 4-6
Digital Poster: Shifting Millennial Gender Norms: Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines
Julia Newton-Howes and James Soukamneuth, Investing in Women

Tuesday, June 4, 17:30 – 19:30 | Room 223-224
Gender-Smart Investing Summit @ Women Deliver
Investing in Women

Wednesday, June 5, 15:00 - 16:00 | Room 213
Concurrent Session: Finding Tools Fit for Purpose: Measuring the Impact of Gender Equality on Investments, Workplaces and Value-Chains
Abt Associates, in partnership with Acumen and Unilever 

Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 - 12:00  | Solutions Gallery
Digital Poster: Saving Children through Increased Access to Care: The Transformational Power of Data
Tess Shiras, Abt Associates

Wednesday, June 5, 13:55 | Power Stage
Power Talk: Empowering Women and Youth as Agents of Change in Vector Control
Kerri-Ann Guyah, Zika AIRS Project, Abt Associates

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Tuesday, June 4, 18:00 – 19:00 | Solutions Gallery
Appy Hour
Judge: Abigail Donner, Abt Associates

Learn more about Abt’s work in Gender Equality & Social Inclusion and Health.

Images from the Event

At Women Deliver 2019, Abt participated in the exhibition hall and staff gave presentations at various sessions including a Power Talk, digital posters, a concurrent session, and a partner-hosted side event on cervical cancer elimination in low-resource settings.

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Abt Associates booth at WD2019
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Lisa Nichols, principal associate at Abt, meets with  Dr. Ugochi of Health Aid for All, Nigeria at Abt Associates booth
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We asked: How will you help empower women and girls around the world?
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Booth visitors share their BOLD IDEAS to help empower women and girls around the world
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We asked: How will you help empower women and girls around the world?
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Julia Newton-Howes, CEO, Investing in Women, presents research on ‘Shifting Millennial Gender Norms: Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines’, with Kathleen Flanagan, President & CEO, Abt
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Tess Shiras shares how the SHOPS Plus project used data to increase access to care for children
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Abt co-hosted a concurrent session on Measuring the Impact of Gender Equality on Investments, Workplaces and Value-Chains with Unilever and Acumen.
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Abt Associates, along with partners from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), PATH and Pathfinder International hosted an expert convening on the “Eliminating Cervical Cancer in Low Resource Settings”
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The event began with fast track interviews of experts in the field, including Dr. Princess Nothemba Simelela, WHO, Dr. Barbara Levy, ACOG and Dr. Mengistu Asnake, Pathfinder Ethiopia.
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Side event participants broke out into facilitated roundtable discussions covering the continuum of care – from vaccination and clinical services to treatment and referral mechanisms.
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A visual representation of the discussion that took place during the cervical cancer elimination side event. Eliminating cervical cancer has to employ the whole system approach if we are to be successful.