In Arogya World’s continuing series –Emerge Stronger from COVID – we explore many aspects of the Impact of COVID on Women. Join Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, infectious diseases and public health expert from the University of Florida, and Soon-Young Yoon, Chair of the Board of Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) in what promises to be a spirited discussion. The session will be moderated by Maia Olsen from Partners in Health. Rasmussen is former head of pandemic preparedness at the CDC, and Yoon is also UN representative for the International Alliance of Women. Olsen is the Former Co-Chair of the Task Force on Women & NCDs, of which Arogya World is a member.
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They will cover many important topics including the impact of COVID on women’s lives, on women as healthcare providers, the issue of unpaid care, COVID’s effect on women versus men, on pregnancy, as well as poverty, domestic violence, and the women’s movement. There will also be time for audience Q&A.