Cherie with Marta C Johansen
Cherie with Jens Schollin
"The fight for the women's equality must go hand in hand with the fight for better health for women."
Earlier this month Cherie travelled to Örebro, Sweden, where she took part in the 'Healthy Thinking' conference. The aim of the conference was to contribute to current discussions on health and care, and to strengthen Örebro's influence in the national medical debate.
Before the conference, Cherie took part in a lunch with various guests from the City of Örebro and from the University of Örebro, including the Headmaster Jens Schollin.
At the conference she spoke about women's rights to good healthcare and what needs to be done by organisers of healthcare worldwide. Cherie's speech argued that the global battle to improve women's health must be seen as part of the battle to improve women's rights and their position within society. She discussed how, across the developing world, women suffer in terms of health and health care. She also argued that women suffer this deficit because of cultural and traditional barriers, and they will only get the benefit of better health care systems and priorities when these wider challenges are tackled.
She then took part in a Q & A led by Marta C Johansen, a senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Örebro.
"The fight for the women's equality must go hand in hand with the fight for better health for women. The two battles are inextricably linked. They must be fought and won together."