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Economic empowerment for women health and care workers: The impact of COVID-19

Women in Global Health

Past Event

Thursday, Mar 24, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC)

Registration Required

Hosts

Women in Global Health

Languages

English
English

Channels

COVID-19

Gender

Health

 The world is facing a serious health and care worker shortage, with an estimated 18 million needed globally to ensure Universal Health Coverage is reached by the deadline of 2030. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has not only led to an estimated 80,000 to 180,000 health worker deaths globally, but it has also put a strain on the profession, with estimates of 1 in 5 health workers, particularly women, planning to leave their jobs.

Against this backdrop, Women in Global Health, in collaboration with the Government of France and the Government of Liberia are hosting a Gender Equal Health and Care Workforce high-level meeting at the sidelines of the 66th Commission on the Status of Women.

Global health will only be secure when women in health and care have a fair social contract based on equal pay, decent work, and equality in decision-making.

Hosts

Women in Global Health