Creating greater inclusion and equality within societies is now critical to build trust, resilience, peace and security.
Ashley Müller: Welcome to the introduction episode of this mini-series on Health and Inclusion, part of the GCSP’s 25th-anniversary special podcast series. I’m your host Ashley Müller. In this mini-series, episode one will explore health, COVID-19 and inclusion and episode two discusses diversity and policy.
Also in this mini-series, we have the pleasure of speaking with Johanna Ralston, Associate Fellow, Global Fellowship Initiative, GCSP on the topic of health and inclusion. She is joined by Ms Fleur Heyworth, Head of Gender and Inclusive Security at the GCSP, where she is also the Course Director of the Leverage Diversity for Increased Performance and Inspiring Women Leaders executive course and virtual learning journey.
Johanna Ralston brings 25 years of experience in global health and development, most recently as CEO of the World Obesity Foundation, former CEO of World Heart Federation and Vice Chair, NCD Alliance. Johanna is a global leader in noncommunicable disease advocacy, and her accomplishments include launching the first ever capacity building programme for cancer control organizations in low and middle income countries, strategic leadership of the NCD Alliance as Vice Chair and steering group member for six years, elevating CVD on the global agenda as CEO of the World Heart Federation, oversight of global tobacco control efforts at American Cancer Society including the first major initiative to receive BMGF support in Africa, and cofounder of Cervical Cancer Action and RHD Action, both multi-stakeholder alliances which successfully accelerated access and increased prioritization around cervical cancer and rheumatic heart disease.
Join Fleur and Johanna for this important mini-series on health and inclusion.