Atlanta Global Health Summit: Focus on Women and Adolescent Girls

May 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm America/New York Timezone
The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326

Adolescent girls and young women in low-income countries comprise a highly vulnerable population. Their health and life chances heavily impact the future of their societies. Atlanta’s Global Health Summit will examine the issues surrounding adolescent girls and women by addressing topics such as economic inclusion, access to education and women’s empowerment. The summit also will feature the newly released report of the CSIS Task Force on Women’s and Family Health, which proposes a major U.S. initiative to expand the delivery of four proven health interventions to adolescent girls and young women. Over the last five years, this conference has become a highlight for Atlanta’s global health community. The summit will bring together diverse partners and highlight the key role that Atlanta plays as a hub for global health. Public registration opens in early April.


  • Sara Allinder, deputy director and senior fellow, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Shawn Baker, director of nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Amb. Deborah Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy
  • Sarah Gammage, Ph.D., director of gender empowerment and livelihoods, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
  • Helene Gayle, MD, MPH, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative
  • Erika Linnander, MPH, MBA, senior technical officer, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute
  • Rebecca Martin, Ph.D., director, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • J. Stephen Morrison, Ph.D., senior vice president, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Michelle Nunn, CEO, CARE
  • Beatriz Perez, chief sustainability officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Anne Schuchat, MD, (RADM, USPHS), acting director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Ambassador Charles Shapiro, president, World Affairs Council of Atlanta

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The CDC Foundation

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