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Women Deliver Conference Offers Opportunity To ‘Integrate Gender Equality Into Mainstream Of Health’

The Lancet: Offline: Gender equality — the neglected SDG for health
Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet

“…[Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] 5 — the goal committing countries to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls — is the neglected SDG for health. … [W]hat more can be done, both to accelerate progress across a large group of lagging countries and to integrate gender equality into the mainstream of health, where it will increasingly belong? One opportunity is Women Deliver, … a global advocacy organization dedicated to gender equity and women’s empowerment. The next meeting of Women Deliver is in Copenhagen (May 16-19, 2016). It will come just before the World Health Assembly and will be the first important international development conference of the SDG era. The health community must lift its eyes above SDG 3. … Copenhagen in May, 2016, will be the place to begin” (11/14).

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