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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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How to Save the Lives of Women and Girls in Africa

African governments must follow through on their lofty declarations and allocate national budgets to save women’s lives

Baby in a Bomb Shelter

Oscar nominated documentary “For Sama” gives powerful if gruesome glimpse of what it’s like to raise a kid in a war zone

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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

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Dual Pandemics: Coronavirus and Gender-Based Violence

With violence doubling in some places, women bear the brunt of COVID-19—lessons from Rwanda for a post-pandemic world

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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