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Talk about us. Women make up 70 % of the health workforce worldwide. International Nurses Day

Power Women.Women make up 70 % of the health workforce worldwide.

Women Are Vital to the Global Health Workforce, Yet Men Are Still in Charge. Women make up 70 % of the health workforce worldwide.The global health force is 70% women — but only 25% of women have senior roles.

Gender inequality is playing a significant role across development, leadership, and the overall delivery of global health, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Health Workforce Network, and Women in Global Health.

We would like to highlight this paragraph of the report :

Demographic changes and rising health care demands are projected to drive the creation of 40 million new jobs by 2030 in the global health and social sector. In parallel, there is an estimated shortfall of 18 million health workers, primarily in low- and middle-income countries, required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and universal health coverage.

The global mismatch between health worker supply and demand is both a cause for concern and a potential opportunity.

Since women account for 70% of the health and social care workforce, gaps in health worker supply will not be closed without addressing the gender dynamics of health and social workforce. The female health and social care workers who deliver the majority of care in all settings face barriers at work not faced by their male colleagues. This not only undermines their own well-being and livelihoods, it also constrains progress on gender equality and negatively impacts health systems and the delivery of quality care.

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