Test to Exit COVID-19: Engaging women political leaders as champions for testing

A joint event by G20HDP, WPL & FIND (ACT-Accelerator Diagnostics Partnership Co-convener)

How can the global community make better decisions and promote best practices surrounding COVID-19 testing and deconfinement worldwide?

The G20 Health & Development Partnership (G20HDP), Women Political Leaders (WPL), and FIND joined forces on 22 June 2020 to bring together female scientific, global health, and political leaders to help inform key decisions around testing to exit COVID-19: Test to Exit COVID-19–Engaging women political leaders as champions for testing


  • Aminata Touré, former Prime Minister of Senegal
  • Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, former Director General of the WHO
  • H.E. Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil, Social Affairs Commissioner African Union
  • Annette Kennedy, President, International Council of Nurses
  • Catharina Boehme, CEO, FIND & Co-chair of the ACT-Accelerator Diagnostics Pillar
  • Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President & Founder, WPL
  • Hatice Küçük, Executive Director, G20HDP

Moderator: Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO, 20-first

Introductory remarks from Catharina Boehme (slides)

Op-ed by the event moderator, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox (FORBES)

Call to action: Global testing crisis


Highlights from the event

Full event video