Our healthcare systems are failing women - it’s time to put women in the spotlight.
Health systems around the world—no matter how advanced—are failing women. Inequalities, such as level of education, income, ethnicity, availability of and access to health systems, as well as poor alignment across health systems often leave women unable to receive the care they need. COVID-19 has highlighted the disparity and it is time to set a new, fundamentally reconsidered agenda that will provide better patient outcomes for our mothers, daughters and sisters.
But, how can we achieve this? Hard questions have to be addressed and answered. What does good look like? Why are women not receiving the same care-levels as men? How do we make meaningful lasting change? How can we empower women to take their own healthcare decisions?
With issues of this magnitude, the beginning of the solution will be found in listening. We are engaging with some remarkable woman to start the discussion on these hard questions. With our ‘Voices for Women’s Health: Daring to address challenges in Women’s Health’ podcast series we look forward to learning, considering and forming opinions on how to improve healthcare for women.
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Interview with Dr Matteo Lambertini: Removing barriers to oncofertility
Life after cancer comes with a new set of challenges. Fertility shouldn't be one of them. Yet, sadly female cancer survivors don’t always get the timely access to counseling and treatment that’s needed.
Listen now as he talks to
Interview with Indyra Oropeza Aguilar: Access to Information in Cancer Care
Receiving the news that you have cancer is beyond compare. But in addition to the shock of the news, comes the challenge of navigating the journey ahead. Imagine not knowing whom to go to for information or only realising when it’s too late that there are steps one should have taken before starting chemotherapy or any other treatment.
Indyra believes that information is power. Listen to our latest podcast episode as Indyra shares her inspiring story about making a change.
Interview with Mah Sere-Keita: Futureproofing women’s health in Africa
How do we improve the health of women across Africa? Global health expert Mah Sere-Keita discusses this challenge in our latest episode.
Unfortunately, in Africa today, women are still at the bottom of the healthcare systems, often neglecting their own health in favor of that of their families. For Mah Sere-Keita, Director of Programs at African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), the answer lies in encouraging young women to enter the field of public health.
Interview with Dr Robert Winn: Health should not be a zip code lottery
Dr Robert Winn, Director, VCU Massey Cancer Center is here with us to talk about ZNA - a combination of ZIP code + DNA. Dr. Winn is at the forefront of addressing health disparities, promoting health equity, and advocating for diversity and inclusion in healthcare.
Dr. Winn also shares his thoughts on how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted women's health and the steps we need to get back on track.
Interview with Dr Stacey Rosen: Women-Centric Healthcare
In this episode, we talk to Dr Stacey Rosen, Senior Vice President, Women's Health at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, Northwell Health which focuses on the elimination of health care disparities through comprehensive clinical programs, gender-based research, community partnerships and education.
Dr Rosen also shares her thoughts and plans on empowering the female patient to be a better advocate for herself.
Interview with Dr Lydia Dsane-Selby: Daring to address challenges in women’s health
Dr Dsane-Selby has helped millions of people access previously unaffordable healthcare in Ghana. She believes that women are central to their families’ health and to business.