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Gender

According to the United Nations, gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of all seventeen of the Sustainable Development Goals, affecting access to quality health care, exposure to health risks, and the outcomes of disease and disability—for children and parents alike. Conversely, improvements in health, from lower child mortality to greater access to reproductive care, can alter the power to access gender-related rights and freedoms. This section examines the new ways in which health and gender intersect and reinforce each other.

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Silenced Voices in Global Health

The field has come a long way from its colonial past, but global health still falls short of being diverse and inclusive

Human Development is the Best Contraceptive—Why India Does Not Need a Two-Child Norm

Key to harnessing potential of India is enhancing capabilities of young people and expanding freedoms of girls and women

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Falling Through the Cracks: COVID-19 and the Rise of Maternal Deaths in Africa

Africa’s unified pandemic response has saved lives, but reduced access to routine services puts women’s health in danger

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Afraid to Die, Afraid to Go to the Clinic

Amplifying tuberculosis survivor perspectives to encourage men to seek care for COVID-19 in South Africa and elsewhere

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Data for Contraceptive Security Decision-Making

Newly launched interactive visualization tool will help measure and track access to contraceptives and guide programs