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[OPINION]Why Africa CDC needs gender-transformative leadership

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

A refugee nutrition center in Ethiopia. Photo by: EU / ECHO / CC BY-ND

As women leaders in global health from Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia, we believe that the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is facing a crucial milestone in selecting its next director-general. The appointment of the first female head of Africa CDC and the integration of gender-transformative leadership would bring the much needed diversity in perspective and professional expertise of women leaders into the global health discourse.


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