I Have More Than 25 Years of Experience
As a motivational speaker, leader , educator physician and public health expert who has worked to promote successful partnerships locally with both local and global outcomes through my talks and facilitating connections among diverse group of people.
Dr. Padmini (Mini) Murthy is Professor and Global Health Director at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice.
Dr. Murthy currently serves as the Secretary General of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) She is global health lead for the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and the NGO rep to UN.
Dr. Murthy is widely published and is the author and editor of Women's Global Health and Human Rights, Technology and Global Public Health (both of which are used as textbooks worldwide). Her other books include Mini’s Musings and Glorious Global Ganesh.
She has made over 160 presentations on health, advocacy, power of partnerships nationally and internationally.
. She is a motivational speaker and has been invited by various country governments to speak on high level panels.She has conducted work shops, facilitated and moderated high level panels in person and virtually.
Dr. Murthy’s research interests focus on women’s health and human rights, social determinants of health, global health diplomacy, and promotion of global health with a focus on bridging inequities and promoting gender harmony.
Some of the projects she has worked on with World leaders, First ladies County missions to the United Nations in implementing projects on women's health and well being by harnessing the positive power of partnerships with local efforts for a global outcome Recetly she has spearheading the procurement of PPE and medical equipment to serve communities in Grenada, Kenya, India, Malawi, and Nepal and the communities of the Navajo Nation Dr. Murthy has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards, Soujouner Truth Pin, Elizabeth Blackwell Medal ( which is given to women doctors who have provided exemplary service 1st Indian born American recipient in over 75 years) for her service to women globally. She has been working with other NGOs and organizations to address the current COVID crisis globally in fundraising and collecting PPE and other medical equipment.
Dr. Murthy currently serves as Chair of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association, which is one of the largest associations of public health professionals in the world. She serves as the first Vice Chair of the Global NGO Executive Committee since August 2019.
A Global Overview of The Progress and Challenges in Achieving SDG 3 and SDG 5 Among Women and Children in Urban Areas
Universal Health Coverage is on the forefront of the global agenda and has gained momentum globally among various stakeholders and the highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental right of every person. Gender-based discrimination, however, undercuts this right. It can render women more susceptible to sickness and less likely to obtain care, for reasons ranging from affordability to social conventions keeping them at home. In order to make UHC a reality the social determinants which contribute to the progress and challenges of achieving the targets of SDGs 3 and 5 in urban areas will be discussed in this presentation. On September 25, 2015 at the United Nations General Assembly the 2030 Agenda “Transforming Our World : The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development “was adopted by over 150 heads of state who were present. As we know the focus of “Goal 11 is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable provides an unparalleled opportunity for the attainment of collective and inclusive progress, and for the achievement of sustainable development in the world.”1
Some of the challenges faced at local and national levels in urban areas while implementing the SDG 3 and SDG 5 for women are 1. Lack of specific policies which address women’s health and the needs of the girl child. 2. Lack of access to basic health care services and life saving medications due to unequal distribution in urban areas. 3. Unsafe environments with increasing overcrowding in urban slums without basic sanitation, clear air and adequate water supply. 4.Lack of opportunities for girls and women to attend schools, pursue gainful employment and reach their full due to continued gender-based discrimination .5. Cultural norms and practices that prevent women and girls from availing the same quality of healthcare facilities as boys and men.
A snapshot of the progress made in meeting the SDG 3 and SD 5 targets specific to women and the girl child in urban areas of Asia, Africa, Caribbean Latin America, Caribbean and Western Pacific will be discussed in the timeline from 2015 till the present.
In conclusion, a brief discussion of recommendations by global stakeholders and an overview of the efforts being made by Governments, UN agencies, Civil Societies, Academia, Think Tanks and Foundations to scale up meeting the targets of SDGs 3 and 5 will be highlighted .
Role of Technology in Addressing Gender Challenges during the COVID Crisis.
Technology has played an important role in helping women during the current Covid crisis. This presentation will include examples and discuss the development of an app to help girls and women get access to feminine hygiene product during the pandemic. A brief discussion about the role played by major Technological companies which have partnered with UN Women to make information and resources available to survivors of violence. A major tech company recently provided Ad Grants valued up to USD 1 million to UN Women through the “Ad Grants Crisis Relief Program” to promote content on COVID-19 and gender equality in 2020, including resources on ending violence against women to address the alarming spike in domestic violence globally. Cash transfers using technology spearheaded by UN women and private sector partners have assisted women and girls in refugee camps by providing information and monetary resources through block chain technology.
" I have worked with Dr Padmini Murthy for the past 15 years and have heard her speak on various occasions at local, national and international venues. She is truly a motivational speaker and has galvanized her audience from all walks of life including students to take action and make a difference in the communities they live and work in "
Dr Amy Ansehl , DNP, RN, MSN, FNP- BC
Associate Dean, Student Experience Director, APE
New York Medical College
School of Health Sciences and Practice
Dr. Padmini Murthy