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Opinion: global health security depends on women

As COVID-19 exposes gaps in the world’s pandemic response infrastructure — and challenges our collective social, political, and economic systems — we are faced with an opportunity to tackle the defining issue undermining global health infrastructure: inequality. Pandemic response efforts are deeply undermined by fundamental gender inequities in the health workforce and wider society. Women represent 70% of the global health workforce, and yet they make up just 25% of global health leadership. In the U.K., the pandemic security response team is entirely men; in its first iteration, the U.S. team was the same…

Dhatt, Roopa (2020). “Opinion: Global Health Security Depends on Women.” Devex, 27 Mar. 2020.