Forbes March 22, 2023
Judy Stone

A new Women in Global Health report shows that we still have a long way to go to achieve gender equity, although there have been strides.

The report, The State of Women and Leadership in Global Health, addresses the “XX Paradox,” 70% of frontline health workers are women, but they comprise only 25% of leadership roles in health.

The role of women in health delivery is enormous—they lead the care for 5 billion people and contribute $3 trillion (USD) to global health. Unjustly, half of that comes through unpaid work. This work is largely from essential community health workers subsidizing the care of their communities. Estimates are that there are a minimum of 6 million women working unpaid in health...

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