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Award: Excellence in International Public Health Practice

We are delighted that the work of the Gender and COVID-19 Project has been recognised in an award from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health for Excellence in International Public Health Practice.

These awards recognize COVID-19 related efforts that have made or have great potential to make a sustained impact on health and public health.

Rosemary Morgan, Erica N. Rosser, Heang-Lee Tan, and Christina Amethyst Memmott (all staff at the School) were recognised for their work as part of our collaboration between partners in Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Hong Kong, Kenya, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom.

They were commended for their work identifying and documenting the gendered dynamics of the COVID-19 outbreak as well as preparedness and response measures to provide immediate policy guidance and recommendations at the global and national level.

It was noted that the project has created significant media coverage and researchers have engaged in several high-level policy discussions. The group also co-founded and co-chairs an international Gender and COVID-19 Working Group, bringing together over 600 academics, gender practitioners, policymakers, and advocates.

We’re delighted that our colleagues have been rewarded for their work and look forward to continuing the collaboration.