GE Healthcare and Women in Global Health are honoring nine women changing the face of healthcare For the second year in a row, at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, GE Healthcare and Women in Global Health - a movement that strives for greater gender equality in global health leadership - are joining forces to celebrate and honor nine women for their commitment and achievements in global health at this year’s Heroines of Health awards. Heroines of Health seeks to highlight women’s significant contribution to healthcare, as women continue to make up a comparatively small percentage of global health leadership, despite holding 70 percent of jobs in global healthcare1. Ministries of Health, particularly in developing markets, are looking to improve both access to healthcare and maternal and infant health outcomes and female leaders have been shown to be more likely to support the development of health facilities, antenatal care, and immunization programs, leading to outcomes as direct as improving infant mortality2. These awards highlight the significant contribution women have on healthcare by telling the stories of the women who work tirelessly every day to improve global health with tremendous dedication and passion. Here are this year’s Heroines of Health: [Read More] [Read More] [Read More] [Read More] [Read More] [Read More] Audra Renyi founded earAccess; a social enterprise that is disrupting the hearing aid industry, providing hearing services (testing for hearing loss and hearing aids) that are significantly cheaper than comparable options. earAccess has been helping provide an affordable solution to hearing loss and hearing aids for the world’s most remote communities. Audra also helped grow World Wide Hearing, an NGO focused on helping children with hearing loss. [Read More] [Read More]  Increasing Women in Leadership in Global Health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4167801/  Increasing Women in Leadership in Global Health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4167801/  United Nations: We can end poverty: Millenium development goals and beyond 2015. http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/bkgd.shtml. *defined as Director or Assistant Director positions  International Labor Organization: Improving employment and working conditions in health services, 2017.  World Health Organization’s Member States, 2017.  US News and World Report: Best Global Universities for Social Sciences and Public Health, Best Global Universities for Clinical Medicine, 2017.