The groundbreaking report from the Commission on Women and Health is available in full on The Lancet’s website.

Commission Report

Women and Health: the key for sustainable development
Ana Langer, Afaf Meleis, Felicia M Knaul, Rifat Atun, Meltem Aran, Héctor Arreola-Ornelas, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Agnes Binagwaho, Ruth Bonita, Jacquelyn M Caglia, Mariam Claeson, Justine Davies, France A Donnay, Jewel M Gausman, Caroline Glickman, Annie D Kearns, Tamil Kendall, Rafael Lozano, Naomi Seboni, Gita Sen, Siriorn Sindhu, Miriam Temin, Julio Frenk


Making women count
Richard Horton, Audrey Ceschia

Promoting women’s health for sustainable development
Jim Yong Kim, Timothy Evans

Valuing the health and contribution of women is central to global development
Melinda Gates


Ana Langer: global leader in women’s health
Richard Lane


The live webcast was moderated by Mary Nell Wegner, Executive Director of the Maternal Health Task Force, who discussed the report’s key findings with the following Commissioners:

  • Ana Langer, Director, Women and Health Initiative
  • Afaf Meleis, Former Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Ruth Bonita, Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Felicia Knaul, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School