Rwanda: Women leadership crucial in Covid-19 fight

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A section of world leading gender and health researchers and crusaders are calling on governments to involve women more in the fight against the Covid-19. PHOTO | NMG 

A section of world leading gender and health researchers and crusaders are calling on governments to involve women more in the fight against the Covid-19.

Jeremy Farrar the Director of the Wellcome Trust and Geeta Rao Gupta, the Executive Director of the 3D Program for Girls and Women say there is need to involve women in to achieve maximum results.

In an article published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), they say women comprise the majority of frontline healthcare workers globally, making their representation vital in tackling the coronavirus crisis.

“Without women in these positions, women’s issues could fail to be addressed throughout the crisis,” they say.

They point out that solving health emergencies like Covid-19 demands the best minds the world has to offer in health systems, and side lining women could limit the ability to make life-saving choices.

“Times of crises can accelerate gender inequalities, like access to paid work or leave women vulnerable to poorer health outcomes,” they say.

Credit to Daily Nation.

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