Advancing Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A step toward Universal Health Coverage


Monday, July 11, 2022, 8:00am to 9:30am


The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University—Online

The webinar is a joint Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System event with the Population Foundation of India (PFI) and is being held to mark World Population Day. The webinar will focus on the investment and efforts needed to advance women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services, especially in the post-pandemic context. The webinar provides a unique opportunity to learn from and interact directly with leaders who can help identify women’s reproductive health and family planning needs that need to be addressed on priority for achieving universal health coverage and suggest commitments to advance women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. As a Citizens’ Commission, we invite the public to participate in the discussion, provide input and engage with the panelists.


  • Dr. Niranjan Saggurti, Director, Population Council India
  • Ms. Andrea Wojnar, Country Representative, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Dr. Rajani Ved, Director of Health, India office of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  • Representative, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India


  • Ms. Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India (PFI) and Co-chair, Citizen’s Engagement Workstream of the Lancet Citizen’s Commission

Learn more and register.