Promoting Gender and Inclusive Development through Innovations and Health Financing
9th June 2020 5:00pm Singapore Time
- This session focused on the intersection of gender and health with an emphasis on mobilising public and private sector capital. Summarized best by Neeta Rao’s (USAID) comment, “Without women inclusivity, there will be no health outcomes. And with no health outcomes, there will be no international development.”
- Panelists focused on the need to make finance work effectively to empower women. Blended finance, which utilises development and philanthropic funding as a lever to mobilize mainstream capital, is a key opportunity to achieve both social and financial returns in healthcare and promote a more inclusive health systems for women.
- Wearable technology and monitoring sensors are driving a proliferation of healthcare data that leads to better insights and outcomes for people and can drive medical breakthroughs that bridge gaps in healthcare systems. This will have an outsized impact on high risk women and infants in Asia where mortality rates are particularly high.