IntraHealth Expert Highlights Importance Of Addressing Gender Discrimination, Inequality In Global Health Workforce

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: We’re Finally Coming to Grips with Gender Discrimination and Inequality in the Health Workforce
Constance Newman, senior team leader for gender equality and health at IntraHealth International, discusses “how far the [global health] field has come in collectively recognizing the importance of gender equality in the health workforce.” She highlights a new IntraHealth report, titled “Reasons behind Current Gender Imbalances in Senior Global Health Roles and the Practice and Policy Changes that Can Catalyze Organizational Change,” which “continues to shed light on the role of gender discrimination, and particularly gender segregation, in abridging women’s leadership opportunities” (12/12).