Supporting Female Global Health Leaders 

The Women in Global Health Research Initiative is an initiative to support women global health researchers working to improve health in low and middle income countries. Female health providers are well-poised to change the trajectory of poor health outcomes, but women hold less than 25% of leadership roles in global health research. 

Why don't we see more women in global health leadership? What kind of support is needed in order for women to stay in this field? 

The Women in Global Health Research Initiative began by identifying four main gender-based challenges that women working in global health often encounter in their careers. 


Women in Global Health Research Conference

 April 28, 2020

 New York City, NY

Women in Global Health Research Conference

Abstract Submission 

The Latest

Women in Global Health Virtual Symposium

 April 27, 2021

Our Community Mentorship Network connects women from over 25 institutions to seek and provide mentorship on topics ranging from balancing international work with a partner whose career is not compatible with overseas travel, leading cross-cultural teams or negotiating promotions.
Submit your own questions, or provide your own insight on questions submitted by other members. 
Preparing for an upcoming research presentation? Looking to become a more effective mentor or mentee? Look through our resources to see what may be helpful to you and your career!

The Women In Global Health

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