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Gender matters in responding to major disease outbreaks like Ebola


Professor Sophie Harman was quoted in an article in The Conversation about how gender inequities fuel and exacerbate disease outbreaks. The article reads: “Global health policy has been slow to recognise the gender dimensions of outbreaks. During the West African Ebola outbreak, from 2014 to 2016, Sophie Harman, a Professor from Queen Mary University of London, wrote that ‘gender and women are conspicuously invisible at every point in the international response to the outbreak.’”

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