How We Work

Women in Global Health (WGH) Norway identifies as a national chapter with functions and activities that are relevant to the national context.

Logo Women in Global Health Norway

Strengthening connections within the field of global health in Norway by:

  • connecting to a global movement that brings together all genders and backgrounds to achieve gender equality in global health leadership;
  • creating a focal point for opportunities for women in global health in Norway;
  • supporting selected sister-networks to build capacities for equal opportunities and women in leadership worldwide.

The Aim

The overarching aims of WGH Norway include supporting women in global health and mitigating barriers that deter women from leadership roles in global health, nationally and globally. Four objectives operationalize these aims:

  • Connect and network
  • Mobilize and advocate for change
  • Contribute to capacity development
  • Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


By 2026 with the assistance and support from the WGH Norway Secretariat, Advisory Group and Special Counselors, WGH Norway will have:

  • Enhanced the national awareness of the need for gender equity in global health leadership
  • Established a national hub for global health and gender issues
  • Ensured larger, stronger, and more representative movements advocating for greater gender equity in global health leadership in partner chapters in the Global South
  • Contributed to the global agenda of diverse, gender-balanced global health leadership
  • Established itself as a national hub contributing to Agenda 2030 and the SDGs

WGH Norway will prioritize:

Image may contain: Community, Hall, Convention, Meeting, Audience.
WGH Norway Launch (2018), Photo by: Øystein Horgmo
  • networking, connecting and sharing (including maintenance of all online platforms and resources);
  • organizing and facilitating activities including the annual conference, seminars, workshops and webinars pertinent to the SDGs;
  • selecting chapters in the Global South for capacity development and training;
  • providing leadership skills training and opportunities to WGH Norway members;
  • further aligning with the global health community at large, nationally and internationally including the Nordic, other WGH chapters and the global WGH community;
  • ensuring that all national activities and policies are in line with the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with WGH Global.


WGH Norway Secretariat:

Ingeborg K. Haavardsson

Gabriella Rodriguez


Published Mar. 18, 2020 12:17 PM - Last modified Jan. 12, 2021 3:27 PM