Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs sends message for International Women’s Day

José Manuel Albares, a Gender Champion for Polio Eradication pays tribute to women in polio eradication

On International Women’s Day, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation and Gender Champion for Polio Eradication, José Manuel Albares pays tribute to all the women in polio eradication across the world  and reminds us that women are still underrepresented in senior leadership and decision making roles in global health and that these gaps in leadership are driven by stereotypes, discrimination and power imbalances that we are all responsible to tackle.


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