PPCB Capstone Project in South Africa

Pan African Women in Health

The Pan African Women in Health (PAWH) brings together leaders passionate about a common goal: increasing and improving women’s opportunities and grooming the next generation of female African health leaders and actors. The goal of PAWH is to support African women working in the health field across Africa by creating enabling environments, fostering their professional growth, and linking them to networks to ensure they achieve their health career goals.

Email: info@pawh.org

Website: pawh.org

Twitter: @PanAfricanWH

IMPACT AND RESULTS

30 delegates from 11 African countries representing the government, private, and public sectors met for the first convening to ascertain the core position and key objectives of the Pan African Women in Health (PAWH). PAWH focused on using strategies of storytelling, mentorship and partnership to achieve their meeting objectives. Through multi-sectoral discussion panels, experience sharing, and a design thinking workshop hosted by Deloitte, participants better understood the challenges faced by women and identified key areas PAWH should prioritize to advance its mandate in the region. It was recommended that PAWH focus on 3 key areas including storytelling, mentorship, and partnership.

100% of evaluation survey respondents agreed that the PAWH event helped them explore opportunities to increase the pipeline and support the next generation of African women working in health in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

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