Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Open Access The ripple effect: why promoting female leadership in global health matters

Download Article:
 Download
(PDF 96.2 kb)
 
Leadership positions in global health are greatly skewed toward men; the imbalance is more pronounced in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The under-representation of women in leadership is a threat to gender equality, and also impacts the improvement of women's health outcomes globally. In this perspectives piece, we assert that the promotion and retention of women in global health leadership has a ripple effect that can achieve improvement in global health outcomes. We present pragmatic, actionable solutions to promote and retain female global health leaders in this field.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: academic faculty; female; global health; leadership; research

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Center for Global Health, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA, Bugando Medical Centre and Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania 2: Center for Global Health, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA, Clinical Trials Unit, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Pune, India 3: Center for Global Health, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA 4: International Clinical Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA 5: Groupe Haïtien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haïti 6: Clinical Trials Unit, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Pune, India, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 7: Bugando Medical Centre and Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania 8: Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 9: Department of Anthropology, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

Publication date: December 21, 2016

More about this publication?
  • Public Health Action (PHA), The Union's quarterly open access on-line journal, provides a platform for its mission 'Health solutions for the poor'. PHA addresses the need for show-casing operational research that addresses issues in health systems and services. It publishes high-quality scientific research that provides new knowledge to improve access, equity, quality and efficiency of health systems and services.

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Public Health Action
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more