Where are the women in global health leadership?

‘The health system can reduce discrimination against women by giving women equal opportunities to assume leadership roles.’

Let’s meet Dr. Odete da Silva Viegas, a dermatologist who also serves as the Director General of Health Services Delivery in Timor-Leste. She’s also part of the task force for COVID-19 in Timor-Leste, and was recently appointed as a spokesperson for the COVID-19 Integrated Center for Crisis Management.

Why did you choose to become a doctor?

The health system plays a role in advancing gender equality. What can we do?

What kind of barriers exist for women professionals in public health?

Moving forward

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