Dr. Roopa Dhatt is the executive director and co-founder of Women in Global Health. She is a practicing internal medicine physician, implementing partner and steering committee member of the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, and on the Advisory Council of Global Health 50-50. Dr. Dhatt is focused on advancing gender equality, youth engagement, women’s leadership, and multisectorial work.
COVID-19 has surfaced long standing fault lines in the way health care is provided and managed. Women’s limited access to testing, in particular, threatens to undermine the global goal of universal health coverage, write two global health experts.
Funding in the development sector continues to fail women: too little is changing too slowly, because women do not have an equal role in decision-making, write Dr. Roopa Dhatt and Rachel Firth in this op-ed.
Ahead of elections for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, Women in Global Health experts explore why, after nearly 70 years of male leadership, the office should elect a woman to take the lead.