400 million people across the world do not have access to basic health services. Making up roughly 75 percent of the health workforce and a quarter of global health leadership, women are in a special position to address this need.
As part of the Johnson & Johnson 2030 Promise, we are committed to providing women on the front lines of care with the skills and opportunities to improve the health for the world's most vulnerable people, their families and their communities. In honor of International Women’s Day, explore the stories of five remarkable women who we proudly support in pressing for progress in health across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). From an early childhood specialist teacher helping young Syrian refugees move past the trauma of war, to a scientist developing a patented suit for future Ebola outbreaks, Patience, Christine, Sareena, Gloria, and Rita are lighting up the front lines of care across the EMEA region.
Patience Osei, Johnson & Johnson One Young World 2017 Scholar, Product Development Manager, Johns Hopkins University