Countdown to Copenhagen

The Women Deliver Global Conference 2016 will gather thousands of policymakers, activists, and practitioners from around the world to review progress, discuss challenges, and secure new commitments toward improving the lives of women and girls.

EngenderHealth is proud to join this landmark conference as we reimagine the road ahead to attaining the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and unleashing the potential of women and girls worldwide. See our conference highlights below or download a snapshot of our presence.

If you can’t join in person, be sure to follow the #WD2016 live coverage with us on FacebookTwitter, andInstagram!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:00–9:00 pm, B0-2, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

EngenderHealth is proud to invite you to the first in our series: “Role Models for Change.” Please join us to learn how to work smarter, not harder, from one of the pioneers in digital platforms and crowdsourcing solutions, as well as share stories, ideas, and inspiration from change makers in our field who are empowering—and being empowered by—others around the world.

Please join us for an interactive session:

  • Digital pioneer and international crowdsourcing expert—Jacob Bøtter
  • “Role Models for Change”—Ulla E. Müller, newly appointed President and CEO, EngenderHealth
  • Heroes from the field—EngenderHealth partners
  • Author and troublemaker—Jillian Reilly (moderator)

RSVP online.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Concurrent Session, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 3:00–4:00 pm, B3-1, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Join a multifaceted discussion on what health systems must deliver to reduce maternal and newborn morbidity, including a discussion of effective management of prolonged/obstructed labor, personal reflections from a young Bangladeshi midwife, examination of linkages between country of birth and morbidity, and lessons learned in a busy urban hospital in West Africa.


  • Dr. Lauri Romanzi, Director, Fistula Care Plus, EngenderHealth
  • Ruma Khatun, Faculty, BRAC University and Developing Midwives Project
  • Dr. Hannah Blencowe, Lecturer, London School of Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Dr. Charlemagne Marie Ouedraogo, Professor of Medicine, University of Ouagadougou
  • Ulla E. Müller, President and CEO, EngenderHealth (moderator)

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00–8:00 am, Room B4-5, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Access to safe, affordable, and quality surgical care is a critical but often neglected component of meeting basic health needs worldwide. Join an engaging breakfast and dialogue exploring the intersection of safe surgical care and women’s well-being, economic productivity, and equality.


  • Dr. Denis Mukwege, Founder and Medical Director of Panzi Hospital, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Dr. Bisola Onajin-Obembe, President, Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists, and Chair, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, Africa Regional Section
  • Dr. Luc de Bernis, Independent Consultant, Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health; and Retired Senior Maternal Health Advisor, Technical Division, United Nations Population Fund
  • Dr. Lauri Romanzi, Project Director, Fistula Care Plus, EngenderHealth (moderator)

RSVP online.

Brought to you by EngenderHealth, the GE Foundation, the G4 Alliance, and SafeSurgery2020.

Be sure to swing by the EngenderHealth booth (C4-024) to roll the giant dice, ask WTFP?! (Where’s the Family Planning?!), and learn more about our efforts to engender rights, transform norms, and change lives for the better.

Tuesday, May 17: 7:30 am–6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 18: 7:30 am–6:00 pm
Thursday, May 19: 7:30 am–2:00 pm

It is time to reimagine the road to 2030. The countdown has begun!