John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Columbia Point, Boston, MA

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 


Imagine a world in which a woman’s well-being doesn't depend on where she is born. Envision a world in which mothers in poor countries don’t routinely die in childbirth. That’s the world for which we fight.

We gathered to celebrate this vision during PIH’s inaugural Evening for Equity at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum on April 2, drawing together hundreds of global supporters and colleagues.

The night was filled with inspiring stories from four PIH women leaders in global health, as well as breathtaking film and lively entertainment. Guests left with a greater appreciation for why we prioritize and protect women’s health, and work to ensure that health care is a universal human right.

Videos of each speaker are featured below.


Ophelia Dahl

Ophelia Dahl is a co-founder of Partners In Health and has spent more than 30 years advocating for the health and rights of marginalized people around the world. She served as PIH’s executive director from 2001 to 2015, and since 2000 has served as chair of the board.


Graciela Cadet, RN

Graciela Cadet is the Deputy Chief Nursing Officer and nurse manager of the ICU at PIH's University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti.

Dr. Marta Lado

Dr. Marta Lado is an infectious disease specialist and the Chief Medical Officer of PIH in Sierra Leone.

Dr. Michelle Morse

Dr. Michelle Morse is the founding co-director of Equal Health and PIH’s former Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Joia Mukherjee

Dr. Joia Mukherjee is a physician, activist, educator, author, and PIH's Chief Medical Officer.


Evening For Equity Full Program Video. Ophelia Dahl speaks at Evening for Equity
Evening for Equity
The Full Program Video


Dr. Marta Lado, MD
Partners In Health's Approach to Delivery of Care
The moral imperative behind the mission of Partners In Health


Graciela Cadet, RN
The Role of Women in Community-Based Health Care
Women health workers as the solution to maternal and child care


Dr. Michelle Morse, MD, MPH
The Pursuit of Equity in Global Health Education
Empowering future generations of women leaders through teaching and mentoring​​​​​


Dr. Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH
Building the Global Movement for Universal Health Care
Replicating the Partners In Health model globally