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The time is now – a call to action for gender equality in global health leadership

  • R. Dhatt (a1), K. Thompson (a1), D. Lichtenstein (a1), K. Ronsin (a1) and K. Wilkins (a1)...
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Gender equality is considered paramount to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals and incorporated into global health programming and delivery, but there is great gender disparity within global health leadership and an absence of women at the highest levels of decision making. This perspective piece outlines the current gaps and challenges, highlighting the lack of data and unanswered questions regarding possible solutions, as well as the activity of Women in Global Health and efforts to directly address the inequity and lack of female leaders. We conclude with an agenda and tangible next steps of action for promoting women's leadership in health as a means to promote the global goals of achieving gender equality and catalyzing change.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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* Address for correspondence: Dr R. Dhatt, M.D., Women in Global Health, 30901 Wiegman Ct, Hayward, CA 94544, USA. (Email: roopa.dhatt@womeningh.org)
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6. A. Langer Women and health: the key for sustainable development. Lancet 2015; 386, 1165.

7. JA. Downs Increasing women in leadership in global health. Academic Medicine 2014; 89, 1104.

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