Women hold 70% of jobs in the health workforce, but when a health emergency strikes we hear the message: ‘Step aside, ladies, men coming through to fix this’.
The current COVID-19 crisis has been no different. Women are the experts who know the most about the health systems they keep functioning, day in and day out. But COVID-19 task forces and other decision-making groups are on average less than 20% female.
Women in Global Health. (2020). Women, leadership & Power: COVID 50/50 action labs