Global health needs and challenges are rapidly evolving and the Institute is dedicated to addressing these pertinent topics. The Institute regularly hosts webinars and convenes meetings that advance the work programs of priority thematic groups. Watch this space for regular opportunities to join the discussions.​

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​Previous Events

Webinar #3 - Women in Science and Global Health


Health outcomes are defined by many factors.  Among them, biological considerations have an obvious impact, but so too is it imperative to understand gender-sensitive analyses of socioeconomic, political and environmental concerns. In addition, evidence shows that roles and relationship based on male and female status, gender identification, values, and behaviors all influence the health outcomes of individuals and societies. ​This webinar explores these topics as we hear from female leaders who talk about their work, its impact on global health and its relationship to driving gender equity.​

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Webinar #2 - Inaugural Webinar Series : Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

This webinar tackles a complex challenge in collaboration with The Coalition of of Centres in Global Child Health. ​Agriculture, food systems and nutrition combine at the nexus of a global crisis of malnutrition, food insecurity, and food quality. Every country is suffering the consequences of this significant medical and public health challenge, whether from undernutrition, overweight/obesity, micronutrient deficiencies or disease burden stemming from food quality, food and water contamination and poor food options and choices. The challenge encompasses an intersectoral, multi‐dimensional problem that interplays between government, business/industrial, household and individual decision‐making.​ This webinar explored how the Aga Khan University and its partners can work in collaboration with other global and local organizations.

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​​​Webinar #1- Inaugural Webinar Series​​: Climate Change, Health, and Development

The health of the global environment is central to the sustained well-being of all life on Earth.  Yet climate change is a rapidly growing concern, causing unprecedented shifts in geographic, economic, social, and political priorities for action.  For the health sector, there must be new interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the challenges and developing strategies for action.  

This webinar explored how the Aga Khan University and its partners in the Aga Khan Development Network can work in collaboration with other global and local organizations to mount a program of research, education, and coordinated action in South and Central Asia and East Africa.  This webinar launched a targeted work program by the Institute on the effect of climate change on environmental as well as social and economic determinants on health and development outcomes. 

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