Senior Public Health expert and President, Groupe Tawhida Ben Cheikh
Groupe Tawhida Ben Cheikh

Senior professional in public health; served in various positions in United Nations organisations, UNFPA and UNAIDS, in New York, Geneva, Yemen, Tanzania and China. She contributed to the development of national strategies in reproductive and sexual health within global agendas. Dr Belhadj is holder of a Doctorate in Medicine and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University; former Post-doctoral fellow at the Population Council, New York, she published peer-reviewed papers on health policies and sexual and reproductive rights. Since 2017, she is President of Groupe Tawhida Ben Cheikh, for Research and Action in Women’s Health, Tunisia.

Event Schedule

18 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
12:30 pm EEST 02:00 pm EEST Panel on Research Approaches on Sexual and Reproductive Rights
Side Event
Kigali Convention Center - Room AD 11

The panel covers research approaches to document determinants of values, attitudes and behaviour in relation with sexual and reproductive rights and health. The panel Read More

Ann Starrs

Director of Family Planning

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)


Senior Public Health expert and President, Groupe Tawhida Ben Cheikh

Groupe Tawhida Ben Cheikh

Erik Bakker

Director of Government Affairs, Market Access and Communication

Organon, Mexico City

Stephanie D.A. Nama

Global Health’s Fellow at ThinkWell Institute

Women in Global Health Francophone West Africa, Burkina Faso Chapters

Saro Imran


Pink Center, Pakistan


Magdalene Dorto

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Deborah Nyirenda

Not applicable Not applicable

Yashmin Fernandes

Director Women's Digital Financial Inclusion Hub, Women's World Banking

Stella Anyangwe

End Polo Now Coordinator Rotary International

Blandine Umuziranenge

Founder and CEO Kosmotivr

Taryn Russell

Deputy Executive Director Results Canada

Djeinaba Kane

Advocacy & Partnership Lead AfricaNenda

Rafiat Akinokun

Youth Advorate and cub's health nurse

Melania Chiponda

Gender and Climate Advisor The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Aries Setiadi

Managing Director Fintech Association Indonesia

Claude Mambo Muvunyi

Director General Rwanda Biomedical Center

Hanna Lemma

Co-founder & Contributor Addis Powerhouse

Kathryn Toure

Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office IDRC

Dr. Lisa Avery

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba; Director Africa Initiatives

Carmen Correa

CEO Pro Mujer

Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Price Laureate Tawakkol Karman Foundation

Anis Farid

Research Project Manager Women's Aid Organisation

Patricia Elias

Every Woman International Lawyer; Chief, Global Diplomatic Campaign

Lipi Rahman

Executive Director, Badabon Sangho Every Woman Indrani Fellow

Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda