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Women Leaders In Global Health Conference Stresses How Men Can Support Gender Balance In Global Health

Devex: How men fit into the quest for more women leaders in global health
“The overwhelming majority of women attendees and speakers at the Women Leaders in Global Health 2018 conference provided a sharp contrast to increasingly criticized all-male conference panels. … Still, men must be invited to the table and involved in discussions if gender equality is to be achieved — particularly at the leadership level, said Heidi Larson, director of vaccine confidence project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who stressed the need for men’s involvement during her opening comments at the event. Seventy-five percent of the workforce in global health is women, but few are in leadership positions, Larson said…” (Watters, 1/11).

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