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Thu, 10 Feb



After the Taliban: The Future of Women's Health in Afghanistan

Join us as we discuss the future place of women in healthcare in a post-Taliban Afghanistan.

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After the Taliban: The Future of Women's Health in Afghanistan
After the Taliban: The Future of Women's Health in Afghanistan

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10 Feb 2022, 18:00 GMT


About the Event

Since the Taliban coup, stifling restrictions on women's freedom of movement, access to education and subsequently, access to healthcare have been implemented. UCL Students for Global Health hosts this panel in solidarity with Afghan women. We will discuss the inevitable unravelling of Afghanistan's public health advancements - such as declining rates of child mortality and concerted efforts towards the eradication of polio - as well as the insecurity and risks faced by female healthcare workers, students and scholars. Against a further backdrop of war and conflict, poverty, and environmental chaos, what will become of the women of Afghanistan? 

Join us as we host the esteemed: Ms Diwa Samad - former Deputy Minister of Policy and Plan at the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health, former Special Aid to the President of Afghanistan on healthcare reform -  Dr Paniz Musawi Natanzi - an expert and researcher in Gender Studies based, up until August 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan as a consultant- Dr Anila Daulatzai - a socio-cultural anthropologist based at UC Berkeley and visiting assistant professor at Harvard University, with active research projects in both Afghanistan and Pakistan - and our chair, Abeedah Diab - a Syrian American Researcher at Qatar's Centre for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. More honourable speakers to be confirmed. 

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