Women in Global Health Research seeks to foster a new generation of women leading health research around the world.
We support this mission by providing networking opportunities, discussion spaces, professional development tools, and inspirational stories through our digital hub. As a global network, we achieve these goals by working across regions, research areas and partner organisations.
Women make up 70% of the global health workforce.1 However, they only hold 25% of leadership positions, and only 5% in low- and middle-income countries.2
Gender equality in global health research must be strengthened. The Women in Global Health Research hub offers actionable solutions and resources, using digital networks to help reduce the professional burden of gender inequity in the health sciences.
- Organization WH. Closing the leadership gap: gender equity and leadership in the global health and care workforce: policy action paper, 2021.
- Delivered by women, led by men: a gender and equity analysis of the global health and social workforce. WHO Human Resources for Health Observer Series No. 24. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019.