Dr. Roopa Dhatt, WGH Executive Director and Co-Founder, is a passionate advocate for gender equality in global health and a leading voice in the movement to correct the gender imbalance in global health leadership. She is a practicing Internal Medicine physician at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. and has faculty appointments as an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University. Dr. Dhatt is particularly committed to addressing issues of power, privilege, and intersectionality that keep many women from global health leadership roles. Founded in 2015, Women in Global Health today has 50 chapters and 100,000 supporters in more than 100 countries and continues to grow. Its network of chapters drive change by mobilizing a diverse group of emerging women health leaders, advocating for governments and global health leaders to meet commitments made, and holding those leaders to account. Dr. Dhatt has worked in global health for nearly 15 years, collaborating with 120+ countries. 

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Dr. Dhatt will speak on a panel titled, “Sounding the Alarm: How to Get SDGs 1 and 5 on Track.”