By Kelli Rogers, reposted from Devex blog
The majority of students pursuing global health careers are female, but less than a quarter of leadership roles in the field belong to women.
During a recent interaction with a clinical adviser in Cameroon, one member of global health’s sliver of women leaders — Dr. Elaine Abrams — looked as the woman pointed out her son’s school. She lived right nearby, she told Abrams, allowing her to drop him off in the mornings, walk to work and travel quickly to pick him up if a problem arose. She heard of the same story, Abrams said, when she visited women health workers in Mozambique.