Hardwiring Gender Equality in Global Health Security
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the world is paying attention to global health governance like never before. Last month, Women in Global Health published a new commentary in BMJ Global Health on gender representation in COVID-19 task forces. Through our analysis, we found that men predominate in more than 85% of COVID-19 decision-making and key advisory bodies identified around the globe, with gender parity found in just 3.5%.
To highlight the key findings from our research, Women in Global Health and the Center for Global Health Science & Security, at Georgetown University will host a virtual event on the heels of the 73rd World Health Assembly. This event will bring together senior leadership from the World Health Organization, World Bank Group, and emerging global health leaders, to discuss how we can ensure gender gaps are filled within our systems in both crisis and in calm.
This inaugural event will kick-off a series of country dialogues, focused on filling the gender gap within health governance at a local level.
Dr. Roop Dhatt, Women in Global Health
Dr. Mike Ryan, WHO Health Emergencies Program
Dr. Caren Grown, World Bank’s Gender Group
Dr Mariam A Dahir, MD SHINE Supply
Ngozi Erondu, PhD Georgetown Law
Kim Van Daalen PhD Candidate, Gates Scholar
Alexandra Phelan, SJD Georgetown University
Dr. Anant Bhan, MD Yenepoya University