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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The Missing Girls of India: A National Shame
A call to reform the institutions and cultural practices that perpetuate gender biases against girls
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