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Breast health program addresses human rights, women's health July 10

Breast Health Global Initiative's half-day forum will explore multidisciplinary issues affecting women's health around the world

June 25, 2012
Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi

Presenter Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi is a returning visiting scientist under the auspices of the BHGI and Dr. Beti Thompson in the Public Health Sciences Division.

Photo courtesy Breast Health Global Initiative

The Hutchinson Center's Breast Health Global Initiative, in collaboration with the University of Washington's Department of Global Health, Department of Surgery and School of Law, will present "The Role of Human Rights in Women's Health" Tuesday, July 10, 9 a.m.-noon at the UW Medicine South Lake Union Campus, Brotman Auditorium (850 Republican Street).

Moderated by BHGI Chair and Director Dr. Ben Anderson, the half-day open forum will explore the integration of women's empowerment, international human rights law, global bioethics and implementation science to address the causes and consequences of gender and health disparities to achieve the highest attainable standard of health for women.

Guest speaker: Visiting Hutchinson Center scientist Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi

Forum presenters include Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi, newly appointed chair of Women's Health Empowerment at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Amoudi returns to the Center as a visiting scientist for study in qualitative research science with Dr. Beti Thompson in the Public Health Sciences Division's Cancer Prevention Program.

The human rights and women's health event will serve to initiate the Global Women's Health Rights Forum. Set to formally launch in 2013, the multidisciplinary Forum will link academic and practitioner perspectives in global health and justice to develop innovative women's health programs internationally. The Forum's global partners will find new avenues for improving and sustaining good health for women in different social and cultural settings.
 
For more information on the July 10 event, including registration and directions, visit the BHGI website.


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