A Fireside Chat: Curiosity, Courage, and Ethics – A Story of Women’s Leadership in Global Health

This week, Women in Global Health’s Program Associate, Juliet Fleischl and co-lead of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife working group, Natania Abebe sat down to discuss questions on leadership in global health by nurses. This conversation tackles the unique challenges that women have faced and continue to face in the field of nursing. Nurses and midwives are the backbone of healthcare delivery and primary health care systems. Despite accounting for over 50% of the health workforce in many countries, they also account for over 50% of the shortage in the global health workforce by 2030. For the first time in history, the world will unite in celebration of the benefits that nursing and midwifer

On UHC Day 2019 Women and Global Health Calls on Governments to Keep the Promise on Gender Equalit

One year ago, on UHC Day 2018, looking forward to the UN High Level Meeting on UHC in September 2019, we asked whether it was necessary to restate what the world had already agreed? Over the last 25 years many global commitments have been made to make gender equality and the rights of women and girls central to health - ICPD, Beijing, MDGs and SDGs to name just a few. The evidence is clear. #HealthforAll rests on reaching the most marginalised women and girls, not just with services but with the rights that will ensure they can access those services. Surely it wouldn’t be necessary to say it all again for UHC? But we live in a world where, despite great words and some great intentions, the m

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