Prof. Sarah Hawkes

Sarah Hawkes, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Global Health 5050

Prof. Sarah Hawkes

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Global Health 50/50

​Sarah Hawkes is Director of the Centre for Gender and Global Health and Professor of Global Public Health at University College London where she leads a research theme analysing the use of evidence in policy processes, particularly in relation to gender and health, and sexual health. She has lived and worked for much of the past 20 years in Asia, where she has gathered evidence, built capacity and helped develop policy for programmes focusing on gender, sexual health and human rights. She works closely with national governments, research organizations, WHO and UNFPA in Asia and the Middle East.

​Sarah Hawkes is a Medical Doctor with a PhD in epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from University College London.

All Sessions by Prof. Sarah Hawkes

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Moving from monitoring to accountability: Upholding Rights & Commitments of Global Health 50/50

Led by Global Health 50/50.

For the past 7 years, GH5050 has annually published evidence on equality and diversity in the global health sector. Drawing on principles of accountability (i.e. independence and transparency) and rooted in human rights frames, we have examined issues ranging from Board diversity to organisational policies to realise sexual and reproductive health and rights across the (employee) lifecourse in 200 organisations that exist in the global health ecosystem. Data trends over time have shown that commitments to equality have increased, but positive changes across many outcome variables (e.g. equitable leadership) remain elusive.

Radhika Uppal, Technical Specialist - Gender & Development, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), India

1. Sarah Hawkes, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Global Health 50/50
2. Sapna Kedia, Assistant Director, Gender and Social Development, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), India
3. Dr.Sylvia Muyingo, Africa Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), Kenya

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mt. Meru

Propelling Women to Power and Influence: The Most Impactful Data and Interventions for Change

Led by: BMGF & Boston Consulting Group.

The session will aim to dissect the gender equity gap in health organizations by presenting data-driven insights, discussing high-impact interventions, and sharing a real-world example of effective implementation. The 90-minute session will feature experts from Global Health 50/50, MP Shah Hospital and the Boston Consulting Group among others.

1. Dr. Joan Osoro-Mbui, Chief Operations Officer, MP Shah Hospital
2. Sarah Hawkes,Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Global Health 50/50
3. Ida Norheim Hatgun,Senior Program Officer - Gender Equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
4. Angela Ahadome, Principal, Boston Consulting Group
5. Sarah Chamberlain, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group