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School of Politics and International Relations

Gender matters in responding to major disease outbreaks like Ebola

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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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