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Women Are ‘Force For Change’ In Global Health, Development

Huffington Post: Women in Charge: A Force for Change on the Global Stage
Deborah Derrick, president of the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

“…This week, my organization, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Friends), is privileged to bring together two extraordinary models of female leadership for an intimate discussion on global health and development. On Oct. 30, Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE, and Barbara P. Bush, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Health Corps, [shared] their unique perspectives on the role that U.S. leadership plays in the fight against the three diseases on which Friends focuses. … As a fellow global health advocate, it gives me great hope to see organizations like CARE and GHC continue a much-needed push to improve the quality of life for women and girls around the world. It is inspiring to see individuals like Helene Gayle and Barbara Bush leading the charge, heralding a new wave of leaders … I have no doubt that when powerful, visionary women such as these join together, they can indeed change the world” (10/30).

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