By: Shawna O’Hearn, Director of Global Health at Dalhousie
One year into a global pandemic and we are celebrating the strength of women’s leadership and the significant role that women play in health and health systems. Women make up the majority of the global health workforce but are vastly underrepresented in leadership and decision-making positions. Improving the visibility and access to women leaders in global health supports and expands the critical perspectives needed to address many of the health inequities globally.
The aim of the Canadian Women in Global Health (#CWIGH) initiative is to advance Canadian women’s visibility, representation, and leadership in global health, which will in turn improve the equity, quality and impact of Canadian science and policy on global health and health systems worldwide.
Dalhousie University is pleased to announce that six global health leaders were inducted into the Canadian Women in Global Health in 2019 and 2020.
As we engage in discussions about International Women’s Day, we consider the theme to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. Through the Global Health Office, we want to celebrate women’s achievements and create an inclusive world. Join us as we raise our hand and voices for IWD 2021. https://www.internationalwomensday.com