Tickets for the second annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH18) have now sold out.

WLGH18, hosted this year by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will bring together established and emerging leaders from across sectors and cultures to work towards gender equity in health leadership and to improve health for all. The two day conference will be packed with talks, panel discussions, interactive workshops, skills sessions and more. 

Day one will take place at Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.

The evening reception, which has limited spaces and requires registration, will take place at the Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.

Day two will take place at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HT.


Hear from speakers from across the global health sphere including: 

  • Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director-General for Programmes at the World Health Organization

  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England

  • Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General for Health and Food Safety at the European Commission

  • Dr Joanne Liu, International President of Doctors Without Borders

Day 1 includes sessions on:

  • What does leadership in Global Health mean?

  • A cultural lens on gender and organisational leadership

  • Gender in political leadership

  • The gender lens on global burden of disease

  • Moving forward after 50/50

Plus further sessions on big data, IT and technology, global health emergency response, journals addressing gender equity, social entrepreneurship and more.

Day 2 includes a host of sessions including:

  • Spotlight on gender, sexual violence and the #MeToo movement

  • Navigating gender in the private sector

  • Equity in Academic Global Health Partnerships

  • Finding and building your leadership voice (Leadership Accelerator)

  • Systems and design thinking for more effective leadership (Leadership Accelerator)

  • Work-life balance: different cultural perspectives

  • Gender lens on refugees and adolescence: serving the needs of adolescent girls in humanitarian crises

Please direct questions, suggestions and comments to the LSHTM planning team at WLGH18@lshtm.ac.uk