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AMWA Leaders at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

March 31, 2017

AMWA leaders joined leaders of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) delegation to the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held March 12-24, 2017. The CSW opened with Consultation day and keynote address by Dr. Mabel Blanco, Woman of Distinction Awardee and poetry readings by acclaimed poet Rupi Kaur. The MWIA session, Women Doctors:  Economic Empowerment and Social Determinants of Health featured presentation by leaders from Nigeria, Canada, the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Academy Award Winning Actress Patricia Arquette and Olympic Gold Medalist and Fifa World Cup Champion Abby Wambach delivered empowering speeches at the launch of the UN Women Equal Pay Platform of Champions to help end the gender pay gap.

NYMC Faculty: Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of health policy and management and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine 

Source: AMWA