“Many women around the world who are directly involved in pandemic response. Whether as front-line health workers, nursing home care givers or community activists, women are logging long hours managing the fallout of COVID-19, while juggling their own childcare and family responsibilities throughout the pandemic,” says Rachel Jones in National Geographic article.
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We republish part of the National Geographic article here to bring more focus on the important role women play in fighting COVID-19. Link to the article: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/women-on-frontlines-fight-against-covid-19
- • World Health Organization data estimates that while women comprise 70 percent of the global health workforce, they hold only 25 percent of leadership positions.
- • Though research shows that men are more likely to suffer from severe COVID-19 complications, women front-line health workers face a much greater risk than men of contracting the disease
- • Much of the available PPE, including full-body gear, is designed by men and is often not adaptable to women’s bodies
- • In the face of lower pay, insecure contracts, and the violence and aggression against health care workers overall, female frontline health care workers are inarguably more vulnerable
- • Women leaders say womens presence on the global stage is crucial as this crisis lengthens, to ensure that there’s equity across the board as medical treatments and prevention tools are developed.
Source: National Geographic article “Women are on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19” by Rachel Jones, link to the article