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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.

The Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health nomination process is now open. Click here for more information.


  • Dean Antonia Villarruel

    2023 Penn Nursing / Aspen Institute Women’s Health Conference

    Penn Nursing, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute, hosted a half-day program that explored women and health, with a lens on areas that require further attention as well as the policies and initiatives that can help move us forward.

  • Zarah Huo (left) and Charolette Brown (right)

    Two Penn Nursing Students Join the Next Cohort of World House Student Fellows

    Charolette Brown and Zarah Huo join the 2023-24 cohort of World House Student Fellows at Penn’s Perry World House.

  • Black Maternal Morbidity and Mortality - Beyond the WHY!

    Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 - 17) is a weeklong opportunity to build awareness, activism, and amplify the voices of birth workers and Black mothers who have lived experience. We know why Black women and babies are dying during or after childbirth.  Penn Nursing’s Center for Global Women’s Health, in collaboration with the National Coalition for 100 Black Women hosted a special panel presentation of dynamic birth workers and researchers who center the traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements while discussing best practices and next steps in increasing the birth outcomes of Black mothers. Watch the April 11, 2023 recording here.

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