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10 key issues in ensuring gender equity in the global health workforce
eMediNexus,  27 March 2019
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  1. Women make up 70% of the health workforce but only 25% hold senior roles.
  2. Gender inequity in the health workforce is indicative of a wider problem in global health.
  3. Often, gender norms and stereotypes of jobs can affect the roles that women occupy.
  4. This stereotyping is a significant contributor to the gender pay gap.
  5. Women often face bias and discrimination, as well as sexual harassment.
  6. Gender inequity is threatening the delivery of health.
  7. Leaving the gender balance to equalize on its own is not an option.
  8. Addressing gender inequities in the health and social workforce as one of the biggest employment sectors of women could have enormous impact towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  9. Countries need to adopt policies that address the underlying causes of gender inequities.
  10. The focus of research in the global health and social workforce should be shifted.
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