#GAReads | Bringing women to the forefront of global health

photo credit: Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer

photo credit: Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer

Bringing women to the forefront of global health”:

They want to be in the room where things happen, and they want other women there with them.

That was the overarching message from a four-person panel of female health professionals at Harvard. “Women in the Global Health Workforce” focused on the need to keep pushing for gender equity and empowering female leaders —and data from bodies like the World Health Organization and Women in Global Health show there is a ways to go on that road. Women currently account for around 70 percent of the global health workforce but hold only about 25 percent of its leadership positions, they found.

Read Juan Siliezar’s full article at The Harvard Gazette here…