Why we need women’s leadership in the COVID-19 response

A woman wearing a protective face mask waits for customers, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva - RC2BUF9LEK6F

The social implications of a health pandemic disproportionately affect women more than men. Image: REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Jeremy Farrar
Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)
Geeta Rao Gupta
Executive Director, 3D Program for Girls and Women
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