With Access To Testing, Women Can Take Charge Of Their Own Health And Deliver Testing
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the whole world the critical importance of access to diagnostic testing. Typically, vaccines and medicines get a lot of attention in global health, but tests are largely neglected by global health agencies and governments.
Today, three non-profit global health organizations, Women in Global Health, the Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics (FIND), and Women Political Leaders, jointly released a report Health in their hands: testing and women’s empowerment mean better health for all at the Women Political Leaders Annual Meeting in Reykjavik.
The report documents a neglect of diagnostic testing for women that has devastating health consequences and loss of life for women when curable conditions are not diagnosed, diagnosed too late, misdiagnosed and therefore untreated or wrongly treated. The report also highlights how women, when empowered as individuals, health care providers, and leaders, are formidable forces for change in health.
Read full article at Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/madhukarpai/2020/11/09/with-access-to-testing-women-can-take-charge-of-their-own-health-and-deliver-testing/?sh=79de8b21c24d