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The Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH) is an interdisciplinary collection of faculty and students who collaborate on women’s health scholarship, education, and clinical practice relevant to global issues.

  • Reducing Maternal Mortality: Harnessing Multilevel Approaches to Reduce Maternal Death

    The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Global Women’s Health and national maternal health experts from nursing, midwifery, medicine, public health, policy, and advocacy held a virtual conference to explore multilevel approaches to reducing maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States. Access the April 29, 2021 recording here.

  • Soad Hussein Hassan Global Scholar Lecture featuring Christina Lamb

    On April 8, 2021, in recognition of International Women’s Day and Sexual Assault Awareness month, the Center for Global Women’s Health and the office of Global Health Affairs presented the Soad Hussein Hassan Global Scholar Lecture featuring Christina Lamb, author of Our Bodies, Their Battlefield:  What War Does to Women.  Christina gives voice to women in conflict, exposing the world’s most neglected war crime— the use of rape in modern warfare as a weapon to humiliate, terrify, and carry out ethnic cleansing.

  • Black Maternal Health Week

    Penn Nursing Supports Black Maternal Health Week

    To mark Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) in the United States, faculty from Penn Nursing, including Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, issued a statement recognizing the initiative as an important step in efforts to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality among Black women. The statement points to the “devastating effects of racism on maternal health.”