Friends Of The Global Fight Experts Discuss Importance Of Addressing Health Inequities, Reducing Gender Inequality In Global Health Programs

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: Fighting HIV in Young Women Through Economic Empowerment
In this post, a “Voices from the Field” feature, Lanice C. Williams, advocacy and partnership manager, and Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer, both at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, highlight Global Fund-supported HIV treatment and prevention programs that “integrate strategies which take into account the multiple factors that influence young women’s opportunities and decisions.” The authors write, “Global health programs must ensure that they are not only fighting diseases but also addressing health inequities and reducing gender inequality, which serve as barriers to women’s economic independence” (9/12).

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