ACCESS Health advocates for women empowerment through health education at WHI 2024


Maulik Chokshi, Deputy Country Director (Technical), ACCESS Health International, was invited to speak on a panel on the theme of “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Empowering Women through Health Education and Community Engagement” at the Women’s Health India (WHI 2024) conference held in New Delhi, India, on April 28th, 2024.

WHI 2024 aimed to bring together policymakers, healthcare professionals, and advocates to discuss women’s health issues and improve the lives of women in India. Discussions at the Conference encompassed a wide spectrum of issues crucial to women’s health, from maternal and reproductive health to mental well-being and non-communicable diseases. The other speakers on the panel includes:

MODERATOR: Palak Sharma, Anchor, Door Darshan India


Dr. Shyama Nagarajan, Executive Director & MD, Academy of Hospital Administration [Institute of Healthcare Management Training & Research] & SahaManthran Private Limited

Dr. Anindita Pujari, Advocate on Record & Vice President & Member, Gender Sensitization and Internal Complaints Committee, Supreme Court & Bar Association of India & Supreme Court of India

Dr. Charu Sharma (PT), Physical Rehabilitation Project Manager, International Committee of the Red Cross – ICRC

The conference convened over 200 attendees, including healthcare professionals, representatives from public sector undertakings (PSUs), corporates, and organizations such as NITI Aayog, IOCL, ONGC, GAIL, and NTPC.