Understanding Intersection Of Gender, Infectious Disease Critical To Equitable Outbreak Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: It’s time for a new question in disease outbreaks
In a guest post, Brittany Iskarpatyoti, research associate and gender adviser for the MEASURE Evaluation, discusses the importance of monitoring gender data and understanding the links between gender and infectious disease, writing, “By creating a dialogue and shared understanding of the gendered inequity of public health emergencies, we could target response to the next outbreak so those affected can survive the crisis without compounding existing inequities” (5/30).

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