#TwitterChat: Amplifying the Voices of Women in the Fight for Cure on World Health Day.
GC4W will host the first Public Health Twitter Chat with leading public health advocates on #WorldHealthDay, April 7th at 1pm est. time.
The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) will host a “Global Health” twitter chat on Friday, April 7th at 1pm, on a newly created twitter handle @GC4Whealth. The aim of the chat is to involve key medical practitioners and health professional in an online conversation about “managing one’s health” — and to discuss emerging topics in Global health, and how to talk to your doctor about your health “asking the right questions.”
The other big topic is “Chronic diseases” — prevention and health management. The World Health Organization theme for this year’s global health day is “depression” and we will talk about what to do — and how to manage depression.
Lastly, why is Global Health important to us? this is part of the GC4W’s pledge to support the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development – Goal 3 campaign — which is Good health and Well-being. As an organization that supports women and girls, providing resources on global health matters are a form of empowerment.
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Patrick McCrummen is the Senior Director, Global Community Impact, Advocacy and Partner, Engagement, Johnson & Johnson (Global Health Division).Patrick McCrummen was the vice president of communication and marketing at the American Red Cross in Washington, DC. He has led media relations and public affairs efforts for some of the largest disasters in history, including the September 11 attacks and the South Asia tsunami in 2004. While contributing this article Patrick McCrummen left the American Red Cross to found his own company, the McCrummen Group.
Dr. Obianuju Helen Okoye is a Healthcare And Business Advisor with a Medical Degree (MD), an MBA in Healthcare Management, and a Masters in Epidemiology, in St Louis, Missouri. She has presented at national and international conferences.
Dr. Okoye has authored some publications, such as the impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on medical tourism in the USA, the Market Analysis on US Health Reform (Impact on Supply and Demand for Health Care Services), and on lessons learned from the Ebola epidemic. Dr. Okoye’s interests include disease prevention, empowering under-served communities globally, bridging access (to) and streamlining the delivery of healthcare services. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur magazine. Find out more on www.drokoye.com.
Millen Happiness Magese is a world-renowned fashion model and humble humanitarian. When she’s not prowling runways in Europe, the United States, Asia and Africa, the former Miss Tanzania can often be found giving her time, talents, and energy to making a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate through her significant contributions to charities such as the Tanzania Education Trust, African Rainforest Conservancy, and the MacDella Cooper Foundation. She has also established the Millen Magese foundation to empower women and girls of Tanzania. Millen Magese’s mission is to further causes that benefit women, children, and primary education in Tanzania and eventually Africa at large by inspiring women to share their stories. Her long-term plan is to build schools for children in rural areas, ensuring that women and girls have access to education and reproductive health, as she believes a good education is the key to life.
Lilian O. Ajayi-Ore is the Founder and CEO of the award-winning not-for-profit organization Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W). Reaching over 3.5 million people worldwide, GC4W was founded in response to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals to support women and girls by giving them opportunities to empower themselves and their communities. She previously served at the United Nations in New York as part of the Mission of Nigeria to the U.N
Mrs. Ajayi-Ore sits on several boards including that of Harvard Crimson Impact, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, NAAEP Ltd., the HOPE Program and International Women in Business (IWIB). A Harvard University graduate, she currently teaches global marketing and public relations at New York University’s School of Professional Studies.
Mrs. Ajayi-Ore has received several awards for her humanitarian works including Special U.S. Congressional Award for Outstanding Community Service. She was appointed as the Ambassador of Goodwill and Honorary Citizen of the State of Arkansas by Governor Mike Bebe. She was recently named “Top 40 under 40 Most Inspiring African in the Diaspora” by Applause Africa Magazine, one of the “Power Women of the Diaspora” by Black Enterprise Magazine, and one of the “20 Influential African Women Entrepreneurs and leaders in America to Watch,” by Genevieve Magazine, a leading African lifestyle magazine.