African women working in global health: closing the gender gap in Africa?

 Credit: MRCG

Credit: MRCG

The lack of female researchers in sub-Saharan Africa reduces the diversity of scientific perspectives on gender dimensions of health, and curtails the ability of the society to advocate for maternal and reproductive health research agendas.

Researchers from the MRC Unit The Gambia Women in Science Working Group write in The Lancet about the challenges faced, and what changes are needed to enable African women to play a more prominent role in science.

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Katie Steels