10 Women Who Are Shaping the Future of Global Health

Today 70% of the health workforce is made up of women. Yet they occupy only 25% of senior roles.

“Leaving the gender balance to equalize on its own is not an option,” according to the World Health Organization. “Unless specific, targeted measures are taken, workplace gender equality is estimated to take 202 years.”

We’ll need to tackle it long before then to reach universal health coverage.

Lucky for us all, women all over the world—from the smallest villages to the halls of global policy—are leading the way to change. Check out these 10 women in global health and development who are helping get the results we need for the future we want.

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