Gender and Health Hub’s High-Level Advisory Committee

The Gender and Health Hub is steered by a distinguished High-Level Advisory Committee.

The Commitee is composed of experts and leaders from UN and global health organizations, along with senior independent and civil society experts. Working alongside the Core Working Group, this committee offers strategic guidance to support the research and policy engagement work of the Hub. Their role helps to promote inclusive and impactful engagement with Hub members and policy audiences, thereby driving significant progress in gender-sensitive health policies and programs on a global scale.


High-Level Advisory Committee Members 
  • Professor Senait Fisseha, Director of International Programs, Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation (Co-Chair) 
  • Professor Gita Sen, Professor Emeritus, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (Co-Chair)
  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization (WHO) 
  • Ms. Sima Sami Bahous, Executive Director, The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) 
  • Dr Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Dr Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • Ms Catherine Russell, Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • Mr Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR)
  • Mr Volker Türk, High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations 
  • H.R.H Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Immediate Past President, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
  • Dr Laura Laski, Senior Adviser, Adolescent Health and Well-being, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)
  • Professor Debora Diniz, Visiting Scholar, Brown University
  • Ms Ulrika Karlsson, Special Advisor on Health, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
  • Ms Sara Hossain, Barrister, Supreme Court of Bangladesh