Roopa Dhatt

Roopa Dhatt is a passionate advocate for gender equality in global health for a decade and a leading voice in the movement to correct the gender imbalance in global health leadership. She is also a practicing Internal Medicine physician. Dhatt is particularly committed to addressing issues of power, privilege, and intersectionality that keep many women from global health leadership roles and to opening up spaces for the voices of these women to be heard. Determined to build a movement to transform women’s leadership opportunities in health, Dhatt co-founded Women in Global Health in 2015. Today, Women in Global Health has more than 25,000 supporters in more than ninety countries, with more than fourteen chapters on four continents and continues to grow.

 

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Gender

World Health Assembly and Gender: Three Steps Forward, Many More to Go

Yesterday’s resolution moves towards equity, but misses three key marks—fair pay, better data, and smarter funding

Governance

What We Talk About When We Talk About Coronavirus

A gendered and political analysis of world leaders’ COVID-19 pandemic statements in March 2020

Gender

Fighting COVID-19 With One Hand Tied Behind Our Backs?

For better health security, it's time to end gender biases that keep women out of global health leadership positions