Webinar: Exploring the nexus between health, equity, and gender

The global cluster of universities working on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, led by the eHealth Center, is organizing, in conjunction with the International Association of Universities (IAU), a webinar to discuss issues related to equity and equal access to health, to ensure that everyone can lead healthy lives and fulfil their potential. The registration period for the webinar, which will take place on 7 June 2022 at 12 noon, is now open.


Health, equity and gender

What do we mean by equity and health? How do conscious and unconscious gender biases affect health education and policies in terms of their design, recommendations and implementation? What challenges do these biases pose and what is digital health's role in overcoming them? Is it a help or a hindrance? 

The experts will try to answer these questions and reflect on how equity is related to health and, specifically, what the relationship between gender equity and health is.

Questions and comments are welcome from all participants.


The global cluster of universities for SDG 3

In the field of higher education, the UOC has been leading the pursuit of the UN's SDG 3, for health, since 2018, when it was chosen by the IAU as its Sustainable Development Goal 3 Champion, within the Global Cluster on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD).

The UOC heads up a team of universities working together to foster higher education's understanding and use of the good health and well-being SDG based on an international and multidisciplinary approach. Its current member institutions are the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), the Universidad de Caldas (Colombia), Makerere University (Uganda), Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia), Western Sydney University (Australia), University College Dublin (Ireland) and the UOC.


The webinar will be in english and it will last an hour and a half.  



Moderator: Gemma Marfany, Professor of Biology and Genetics at the University of Barcelona


- Lídia Arroyo, Sociologist, Researcher on Gender and ICT at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

- Edward Bichetero, Senior Technical Officer of Data Science and Informatics, Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) Program at Makerere University, Uganda

- Hannah Dahlen, Professor of Midwifery, Associate Dean, Research and HDR and Midwifery at Western Sydney University, Australia

- Retna Siwi, Faculty member at the Division of Public Health at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Opening remarks: Hilligje van’t Land, IAU Secretary General

Closing remarks: Marta Aymerich, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Research at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain




07/06/2022 12.00h

Organized by

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, eHealth Center (UOC) and International Association of Universities (IAU)

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