Investment In, Empowerment Of Women, Girls Critical To Ending Epidemics, Fighting Poverty
Devex: The big picture: Empowering, not just reaching, all women and girls
Heather Doyle, senior coordinator on gender at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
“…[I]t is imperative that we in the global health community demonstrate measurable progress in our work to target women and adolescent girls — two crucial populations in efforts to end HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria as epidemics by 2030. This will be accomplished through evidence-based investments in quality, comprehensive health and social services programming. Most importantly, women and girls need integrated services and programs, which will require strong collaboration among all partners. … Ultimately, our investments need to empower girls and women to make decisions about their own lives. Their health and well-being is the key to unlocking better health and well-being for everyone. That is how we are going to end epidemics, prevent diseases, fight poverty, and continue saving lives” (5/10).
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